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April 5 MLB Prop Bet Picks: Francisco Lindor, Michael Wacha

Posted: Apr 5, 2021Last updated: Apr 5, 2021

For Tuesday, Juan Carlos Blanco has your April 5 MLB Prop Bet Tips and 4/5/21 MLB Player Prop Bets. All odds were obtained from PointsBet.


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April 5 MLB Prop Bet Picks

Francisco Lindor, New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies

To Record 3+ total bases (+105)

Wager: 1 unit (win would pay 2.05 units)

There’s a jump from -200 to +105 between the prop for 2+ total bases for Lindor to this one, making it all the more appealing for me. The star shortstop finally gets a chance to begin delivering on his record-setting contract after the weekend series against the Nationals was postponed, and Lindor draws a tantalizing matchup against Matt Moore to facilitate a big start.

Moore has throttled Moore for a .615 average in 13 career encounters, and he owns a career 301/.364/.487 slash against left-handed pitching, along with a .362 wOBA. That sample includes 105 extra-base hits (63 doubles, four triples, 38 home runs), giving Lindor a strong history of racking up total bases versus southpaws.


Michael Wacha, Tampa Bay Rays at Boston Red Sox

To Record A Win (+130)

Wager: 1 unit (win would pay 2.30 units)

The Red Sox looked positively lost during their three-game season-opening sweep at the hands of the Orioles, scoring all of five runs at Fenway. They remain home Monday but face a pitcher that comes into the season red hot in Wacha, who was brilliant this spring with a 0.60 ERA, .176 BAA and 12:2 K:BB over 15 frames. The right-hander made some adjustments this offseason after a rough season with the Mets in 2020, and he now gets a favorable matchup to open the regular season.

Wacha’s efficiency this spring was encouraging, and I see it buying him enough time on the mound Monday for a win against opposite number Nick Pivetta, who struggled to a 6.23 ERA this spring.


After reading April 5 MLB Prop Bet Tips and 4/5/21 MLB Player Prop Bets, step on the field and make your MLB bets for April 5. Read the rest of our MLB betting tips for April 1 and beyond.

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Juan Carlos Blanco

Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports since 1997 and actively writing about the fantasy sports and sports betting industries since 2015 for multiple websites. He has covered a wide variety of professional sports leagues, including the NFL, MLB, NBA, CFL, Arena Football League, Alliance of American Football, XFL, NPB and KBO. He was the recipient of the FSWA's 2016 Newcomer of the Year award for his work with RotoWire.

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