3 MLB Prop Bets to Target on 6/26/18
Prop betting odds can be useful in daily fantasy sports to help gauge the potential performance of a player on any given night in the MLB. Likewise, the same principles can be applied in the opposite direction -- by using our fantasy projections and models to help make more informed prop bets.
Please note that Vegas lines and our game projections may change throughout the day after this article is published.
Ross Stripling OVER 6 Strikeouts (-125)
We cashed the over with Kenta Maeda on Monday, as he struck out nine Chicago Cubs on the night. Once again, our models are high on a Los Angeles Dodgers starter in this series, and Bovada's prop odds on Ross Stripling are suspiciously low.
Stripling has no fewer than six strikeouts over his last eight starts, and he is averaging 7.6 strikeouts per start over that stretch. With Stripling owning a career-best 29.6% strikeout rate this season, our models like him to produce 7.51 strikeouts tonight.
Mookie Betts OVER 2.5 Runs, Hits, and RBI (-125)
Betts owns a .461 wOBA and a .379 isolated power against left-handed pitching this season. He has recorded a run, hit, or RBI once every 1.4 plate appearances this season against lefties, and tonight we are projecting him for 3.06 runs, hits, and RBI.
Jose Altuve OVER 2.5 Runs, Hits, and RBI (-135)
We are sticking with the chalk on Tuesday with a play on Jose Altuve's runs, hits, and RBI. The Houston Astros are yet to have an answer on the Toronto Blue Jays' starter tonight, but either way it goes, Altuve holds a ton of value.
Altuve is 29-for-81 (.358) in the month of June, and he owns a run, hit, or RBI once every 1.55 plate appearances this month. Assuming he can stay hot, our models project Altuve for 3.22 runs, hits, and RBI.