Best MLB Player Prop Bets Today 8/5/22 (Free MLB Bets!)

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It is Friday, August 5 and there are 14 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.

Ian Anderson (ATL) Over 3.5 Total Strikeouts

Ian Anderson and the Atlanta Braves will be facing the New York Mets. Ian Anderson has a 4.99 ERA and 20.2% strikeout rate. Anderson has been averaging 0.9 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 4.4 innings which is extremely likely with this matchup. The Mets have a 19.8% strikeout rate and 10.3% swinging strike rate as well as a 15.2 ISO. Available at DraftKings for -110 and FanDuel for -115.

Nestor Cortes (NYY) Under 5.5 Total Strikeouts

Nestor Cortes and the New York Yankees will be facing the St. Louis Cardinals. Cortes has a 2.53 ERA and 26.1% strikeout rate. Cortes has been averaging 1.0 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 6.0 innings which will be tough if he gets behind early. The Cardinals have a 20.5% strikeout rate and 10.6% swinging strike rate as well as a 15.9 ISO. Available at FanDuel for -135.

Tyler Mahle (MIN) Under 5.5 Total Strikeouts

Tyler Mahle and the Minnesota Twins will be facing the Toronto Blue Jays. Mahle has a 4.4 ERA and 25.9% strikeout rate. While he’s been pitching well he faces a team that has been on fire in the hitting department. The Blue Jays have a 20.5% strikeout rate and 10.8% swinging strike rate as well as a 17.2 ISO. Available at FanDuel for -140 and DraftKings for -145.

Josiah Gray (WSH) Over 5.5 Total Strikeouts

Josiah Gray and the Washington Nationals will be facing the Philadelphia Phillies. Josiah Gray has a 4.59 ERA and 27.0% strikeout rate. Gray has been averaging 1.2 strikeouts per inning, which would only require him to go 5.0, which is entirely likely today. The Phillies have a 22.4% strikeout rate and 11.1% swinging strike rate as well as a 16.7 ISO. Available at DraftKings for -165.

Joey Votto (CIN) Over 0.5 Total Hits

Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds will be facing the Milwaukee Brewers. Votto has a 33.5% on base percentage, 0.396 SLG, and 0.221 batting average. Votto also has a 104 wRC+. Eric Lauer will be pitching for The Brewers and has a 3.75 ERA, 24.3% strikeout rate, 4.09 xFIP and 1.7 HR/9. Available at DraftKings for -150.