Tides’ Takes: Free Expert Picks For Today- MLB Player Props (8/31/22)
ScoresAndOdds analyst Timothy Buell gives free expert advice and betting picks for Wednesday’s MLB games.
Happy Wednesday everyone! Throughout the week, I will be giving out a few of my favorite MLB player prop bets that you can find for free right here at ScoresAndOdds.
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Free MLB Player Props Picks For Today
- Gerrit Cole Over 8.5 Strikeouts (-105, DraftKings)
After a dominating, 11-strikeout performance against the Athletics in his last start, Cole gets another cupcake matchup against an extremely strikeout prone Angels’ team. The Angels have four hitters in their lineup that strikeout over 30% of the time, collectively, and are projected to strike out at 27.3% clip against right-handed pitching.
Now, you take into account Cole’s 32% K rate, and you have a recipe for a massive outing by him. I think Cole once again hits the double-digit mark in strikeouts, making this a pretty easy bet.
- Julio Rodriguez To Hit A Home Runs (+320, Caesars)
Look for the Mariners to find success against Tyler Alexander and this dreadful Tigers’ bullpen. The Mariners are likely to send out eight right-handed bats against Alexander this evening.
Against righties, Alexander has a putrid 10.3% strikeout rate and has a very high fly-ball lean. Julio Rodriguez has been truly outstanding this season and should be fun to watch for years to come. His price is just good enough to make a wager on.
Another Seattle wager I like is Ty France at +490 at Caesars. I understand why this line is so high. Ty France only hits fly balls at a 18.7% rate, but his hard hits are still very underrated. He is coming into this game with homers in two straight and I really think he can make it three in a row.
- Sean Murphy (+430, Caesars) and Shea Langeliers (+500, FanDuel) To Hit A Home Run
Not only do the Athletics get a big ballpark upgrade at Washington, they’ll face the home-run prone Anibal Sanchez. Sanchez has a strong fly-ball lean and reverse splits.
Against right-handed hitters, he gives up hard hits at a 17% greater rate compared to lefties. There is certainly no guarantee Oakland will hit with any kind of power against anyone, but I really have to believe in the long-term numbers of Sanchez and his reverse splits. In a limited sample, Langeliers has a .294 ISO against right-handed pitchers. He was a highly touted prospect that was taken as the ninth overall pick and is supposed to have solid power.