MLB Games Today
It is Monday, August 8 and there are 7 MLB games today! The first MLB game of the day starts at 7:05 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.
Anibal Sanchez (WSH) Over 3.5 Total Strikeouts
Anibal Sanchez and the Washington Nationals will be facing the Chicago Cubs. Anibal Sanchez has a 7.65 ERA and 17.0% strikeout rate. Sanchez has been averaging 0.8 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 5.0 innings which is extremely likely in this matchup. The Cubs have a 23.4% strikeout rate and 11.9% swinging strike rate as well as a 14.8 ISO. Available at DraftKings for -170.
Anibal Sanchez (WSH) Over 4.5 Total Strikeouts is also a viable bet as well given the matchup. I would only sprinkle on this one though. Available at FanDuel for +115.
Jameson Taillon (NYY) Under 5.5 Total Strikeouts
Jameson Taillon and the New York Yankees will be facing the Seattle Mariners. Taillon has a 3.96 ERA and 20.8% strikeout rate. Taillon has been averaging 0.9 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 6.7 innings which may be tough for him to go that deep in this matchup. The Mariners have a 22.7% strikeout rate and 10.7% swinging strike rate as well as a 15.2 ISO. Available at DraftKings for -160.
Chris Bassitt (NYM) Under 6.5 Total Strikeouts
Chris Bassitt and the New York Mets will be facing the Cincinnati Reds. Bassitt has a 3.61 ERA and 24.3% strikeout rate. The Reds have a 23.9% strikeout rate and 11.0% swinging strike rate as well as a 14.0 ISO. Available at FanDuel for -155.
Alex Wood (SF) Over 4.5 Total Strikeouts
Alex Wood and the San Francisco Giants will be facing the San Diego Padres. Alex Wood has a 4.42 ERA and 23.5% strikeout rate. Wood has been averaging 1.0 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 5.0 innings. Even though the matchup may seem unfavorable, it could be a great spot to capitalize on if he can stay ahead early on. The Padres have a 21.7% strikeout rate and 10.4% swinging strike rate as well as a 13.8 ISO. Available at DraftKings for +105 and FanDuel for -105.
Joey Votto (CIN) Over 0.5 Total Hits
Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds will be facing the New York Mets. Votto has a 34.1% on base percentage, 0.406 SLG, and 0.224 batting average. Votto also has a 108 wRC+. Chris Bassitt will be pitching for The Mets and has a 3.61 ERA, 24.3% strikeout rate, 3.51 xFIP and 1.11 HR/9. Available at DraftKings for -170.