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Best MLB Prop Bets Today: MLB Player Prop Bets 9/8/21

Posted: Sep 8, 2021Last updated: Sep 8, 2021

Michael Rathburn is here with your MLB Betting Props of the Day for September 8. Which September 8th strikeout props make up the Best Baseball Prop Picks Today 9/8/21? All odds were obtained from PointsBet.

Best MLB Player Prop Pick Today

For in-depth analysis of this MLB bet of the day and others, continue reading.

MLB Props of the Day: Best Baseball Props Today 9/8/21

Triston McKenzie, SP, Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins (6:10 p.m. ET)

After struggling for much of the season, Triston McKenzie has turned things around over his last five starts with a 1.85 ERA, 0.50 WHIP, and 34:3 K/BB ratio over 34 innings. McKenzie’s stuff has always been electric, but control issues were holding him back. The 24-year-old rookie appears to have figured things out and has the makings of a top-line pitcher.

The Twins are striking out 24.8% of the time over their last 15 games while slashing .228/.298/.391 and averaging 3.7 runs per game. Against right-handed pitchers, they have been middle-of-the-pack offensively over the last 30 days as well.

I have McKenzie pegged for six strikeouts tonight, which will put him over his posted prop of 5.5 for the fourth consecutive outing. There is not a huge ceiling for him in this matchup, but the floor is extremely high, making this one of our best MLB bets today.

Over 5.5 Strikeouts (-167)

Wager: 1 unit 

Frankie Montas, SP, Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox (9:40 p.m. ET)

The Oakland A’s are currently -180 favorites at home against the Chicago White Sox with a total of 8.5, which is reflected in our MLB gameday odds. Those are favorable conditions for a pitcher going over his strikeout prop. Frankie Montas has averaged 7.9 strikeouts over his last 10 starts, which gives a lot of cushion on his 6.5 strikeout prop and makes him one of our top MLB picks of the day.

The White Sox do not strike out a ton, as they have a 20.7% strikeout rate over the last 30 days, but their home/road splits are 15.7% vs. 25.0%. Montas has a 26.7% strikeout rate for the season, but it’s 35.7% over his last 10 starts. Much like McKenzie, I think we have a great floor here with Montas being able to hit his posted prop of 6.5, which he’s done seven times over his last 10 outings.

Over 6.5 Strikeouts (-125)

Wager: 1 unit

Thanks for reading our September 8 Best MLB Prop Bets! For more MLB betting tips, also check out our September 8 NRFI Bet and September 8 HR Bet.

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