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Today’s Best MLB Player Prop Bets: Free MLB Bets & Predictions
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Drew Rasmussen (TB) Over 4.5 Total Strikeouts
Drew Rasmussen and the Tampa Bay Rays will be facing the Detroit Tigers. Drew Rasmussen has a 2.67 ERA and 20.3 strikeout rate. Rasmussen has been averaging 0.8 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 5.5 innings which is extremely likely. The Tigers have a 23.4% strikeout rate and 11.6% swinging strike rate as well as a 9.5 ISO. Available at PointsBet for -133 and DraftKings for -135.
Luis Garcia (HOU) Under 5.5 Total Strikeouts
Luis Garcia and the Houston Astros will be facing the Boston Red Sox. Garcia has a 2.94 ERA and 27.8% strikeout rate. Garcia has been averaging 1.1 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 4.9 innings which seems unlikely. The Red Sox have a 21.4% strikeout rate and 12.5% swinging strike rate as well as a 12.7 ISO. Available at DraftKings for -140 and FanDuel for -152.
Tommy Edman (STL) Under 0.5 Total Runs
Tommy Edman and the St. Louis Cardinals will be facing the New York Mets. Edman has a 37.2% on base percentage, 0.438 SLG, and 0.273 batting average. Edman also has a 7.6% swinging strike percentage. Max Scherzer will be pitching for The Mets and has a 2.66 ERA, 2.98 xFIP and 1.02 HR/9. Available at DraftKings for -185.
Kevin Gausman (TOR) Under 6.5 Total Strikeouts
Kevin Gausman and the Toronto Blue Jays will be facing the Seattle Mariners. Gausman has a 2.4 ERA and 30.9% strikeout rate. The Mariners have a 21.9% strikeout rate and 10.5% swinging strike rate as well as a 13.7 ISO. Available at DraftKings for -125 and FanDuel for -126.
Gerrit Cole (NYY) Over 6.5 Total Strikeouts
Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees will be facing the Baltimore Orioles. Gerrit Cole has a 2.95 ERA and 30.3% strikeout rate. Cole has been averaging 1.3 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 5.1 innings which is extremely likely. The Orioles have a 24.7% strikeout rate and 12.6% swinging strike rate as well as a 12.0 ISO. Available at DraftKings for -160.