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MLB Betting Picks of the Day: Best Baseball Props Today 6/17/21
Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals
To Get a Hit (-230)Wager: 1 unit (win would pay 1.43 units) Acuña enters this contest on a five-game hitting streak that has raised his season average to .292. Part of the reason for his success this year is that he’s reduced his strikeout rate to 22.2 percent, which is 7.5 percentage points lower than last season. With nine hits in his last five games, he has a favorable opportunity to record another knock tonight against John Gant and his bloated 1.65 WHIP.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees
To Record an RBI (-120)Wager: 1 unit (win would pay 1.83 units) Guerrero is making an early case for AL MVP, leading the majors with 22 homers and 56 RBIs while slashing .343/.447/.682. The Blue Jays have one of the more dangerous lineups in baseball, which has given him plenty of opportunities to drive in runs. He’s in a good spot to record another RBI with Michael King on the mound for the Yankees, as King has a 6.35 ERA over his last three starts while filling in for the injured Corey Kluber.
Jared Walsh, Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers
To Hit a Home Run (+240)Wager: 0.5 units (win would pay 1.70 units) Walsh made his mark in the shortened 2020 season, posting a .354 ISO across 32 games. While he hasn’t been quite as productive in the power department this season, his 15 homers and .265 ISO are still impressive. I like taking a chance on Walsh to go deep tonight considering that Detroit is giving Matt Manning his first career start in the majors. Manning couldn’t keep hitters inside the park at Triple-A, allowing 11 home runs across 32 1/3 innings. With two big flies in his last four games, Walsh could clear the fences again tonight.
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