MLB Games Today
It is Friday, August 19 and there are 15 MLB games today! The first MLB game of the day starts at 2:20 PM EST.
Every day, we provide a list of the best MLB prop bets available. Here are today’s top MLB player prop bets for maximum profit. If you’re new and wondering the best way to start betting for profit, take a look at our useful getting started with baseball betting guide! And if you enjoy this article, make sure to share it!
Today’s Best MLB Player Prop Bets: Free MLB Bets & Predictions
We use our own statistics tools to identify the most profitable MLB prop bets available each day. We evaluate bets based on the expected probability of winning the bet as well as the potential profit of the bet. We’ve developed tools that allow us to find the highest ROI MLB bets every day. We highlight our favorite MLB prop bets on this site each day. We do our best to provide the best MLB bets as well as identifying the most profitable player props each day, however it’s important to always use good bankroll management when deciding how much to bet, take a look at our guide to bankroll management.
In our daily article we select our favorite bets of the day, and try to lay out why it could be a good bet to place using data. For each bet we share the data on the matchup and give you the most important statistics to make informed bets.
Always remember that game conditions and betting lines may change throughout the day after this article is published.
Martin Perez (TEX) Under 4.5 Total Strikeouts
Martin Perez and the Texas Rangers will be facing the Minnesota Twins. Perez has a 2.79 ERA and 21.2% strikeout rate. This matchup will be especially tough for Perez to find strikeouts. The Twins have a 21.5% strikeout rate and 10.4% swinging strike rate as well as a 16.4 ISO. Available at FanDuel for -125 and DraftKings for -135.
Kevin Gausman (TOR) Under 6.5 Total Strikeouts
Kevin Gausman and the Toronto Blue Jays will be facing the New York Yankees. Gausman has a 3.16 ERA and 27.7% strikeout rate. For Gausman this matchup will be a test of him being able to stay ahead early otherwise it could be challenging to go deep enough to find strikeouts. The Yankees have a 22.3% strikeout rate and 10.8% swinging strike rate as well as a 19.3 ISO. Available at DraftKings for -145 and FanDuel for -150.
Matt Manning (DET) Under 4.5 Total Strikeouts
Matt Manning and the Detroit Tigers will be facing the Los Angeles Angels. Manning has a 3.24 ERA and 16.2% strikeout rate. Manning has been averaging 0.7 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 5.7 innings which seems unlikely. The Angels have a 26.2% strikeout rate and 11.8% swinging strike rate as well as a 15.2 ISO. Available at FanDuel for -110 and DraftKings for -110.
Keegan Thompson (CHC) Over 3.5 Total Strikeouts
Keegan Thompson and the Chicago Cubs will be facing the Milwaukee Brewers. Keegan Thompson has a 3.67 ERA and 20.8% strikeout rate. Thompson has been averaging 0.9 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 4.4 innings which is extremely likely. The Brewers have a 23.6% strikeout rate and 10.4% swinging strike rate as well as a 17.5 ISO. Available at FanDuel for -160 and DraftKings for -165.
Jonathan Schoop (DET) Over 0.5 Total Hits
Jonathan Schoop and the Detroit Tigers will be facing the Los Angeles Angels. Schoop has a 23.5% on base percentage, 0.316 SLG, and 0.202 batting average. Schoop also has a 52 wRC+. Patrick Sandoval will be pitching for The Angels and has a 3.42 ERA, 23.8% strikeout rate, 3.93 xFIP and 0.45 HR/9. Available at DraftKings for -170.