MLB Games Today
It is Sunday, August 21 and there are 15 MLB games today! The first MLB game of the day starts at 12:05 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.
Kyle Gibson (PHI) Over 3.5 Total Strikeouts
Kyle Gibson and the Philadelphia Phillies will be facing the New York Mets. Kyle Gibson has a 4.3 ERA and 19.3% strikeout rate. Gibson has been averaging 0.8 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 5.0 innings, but that is definitely in the range of outcomes for him. The Mets have a 20.0% strikeout rate and 10.4% swinging strike rate as well as a 15.0 ISO. Available at DraftKings for -170.
Kohei Arihara (TEX) Under 3.5 Total Strikeouts
Kohei Arihara and the Texas Rangers will be facing the Minnesota Twins. Arihara has a 4.76 ERA and 22.2% strikeout rate. This matchup is likely to be tough for Arihara. The Twins have a 21.5% strikeout rate and 10.3% swinging strike rate as well as a 16.4 ISO. Available at DraftKings for -165.
Sandy Alcantara (MIA) Under 5.5 Total Strikeouts
Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins will be facing the Los Angeles Dodgers. Alcantara has a 1.92 ERA and 22.9% strikeout rate. Alcantara has been averaging 0.9 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 6.7 innings which could be difficult for him today. The Dodgers have a 21.7% strikeout rate and 10.4% swinging strike rate as well as a 19.0 ISO. Available at FanDuel for +120.
Nestor Cortes (NYY) Under 5.5 Total Strikeouts
Nestor Cortes and the New York Yankees will be facing the Toronto Blue Jays. Cortes has a 2.74 ERA and 26.0% strikeout rate. Cortes has been averaging 1.0 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 6.0 innings which is possible but seems unlikely. The Blue Jays have a 20.5% strikeout rate and 10.6% swinging strike rate as well as a 16.9 ISO. Available at DraftKings for -120 and FanDuel for -135.
Trey Mancini (HOU) Over 0.5 Total Hits
Trey Mancini and the Houston Astros will be facing the Atlanta Braves. Mancini has a 33.3% on base percentage, 0.412 SLG, and 0.261 batting average. Mancini also has a 112 wRC+. Charlie Morton will be pitching for The Braves and has a 4.04 ERA, 28.4% strikeout rate, 3.52 xFIP and 1.25 HR/9. Available at DraftKings for -160.