For Thursday, Mike Barner has your MLB Betting Picks of the Day: Best Baseball Props Today 7/22/21. All odds were obtained from PointsBet.
Thursday brings some exciting matchups across baseball, including the Boston Red Sox hosting the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants taking on the Los Angeles Dodgers. We also have plenty of wagering opportunities to consider. With my record sitting at 13-11 (+0.65 units) for the season, here are three more player props that could prove to be profitable.
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MLB Betting Props of the Day: Best Baseball Props Today 7/22/21
Nelson Cruz, Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Angels
To Record An RBI (+105)
Wager: 0.75 units (win would pay 1.54 units)
The Twins have underperformed this year, but Cruz has continued to flourish with 19 home runs, 50 RBIs, and a .907 OPS across 85 games. He’s in line for another productive game against the Angels’ Andrew Heaney, who has an 8.49 ERA and a .927 opponent OPS over his last five starts. Cruz has also dominated left-handed pitching throughout his career with a .275 ISO and a .402 wOBA.
Sean Manaea, Oakland Athletics at Seattle Mariners
Over 6.5 Strikeouts (-120)
Wager: 1 unit (win would pay 1.83 units)
Manaea has made improvements in the strikeout department this season with a 25.3% strikeout rate that is nearly five percentage points higher than his career mark (20.6%). The last time he faced Seattle on June 2, he recorded eight strikeouts in a complete-game shutout. Given that the Mariners have the fifth-highest strikeout rate in baseball at 26.2%, Manaea has a favorable opportunity to hit the over in tonight’s rematch.
Adbert Alzolay, Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
Over 4.5 Strikeouts (-140)
Wager: 1 unit (win would pay 1.71 units)
While Alzolay has struggled against lefties this season, he’s dominated righties to the tune of a .230 wOBA, a .277 slugging percentage, and a 29.4% strikeout rate. The Cardinals have a righty-heavy lineup that only has a .677 OPS vs. RHP this season, so this could be a tough matchup for them. When Alzolay faced them previously this season, he allowed two runs and recorded six strikeouts over seven innings.
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