3 MLB Prop Bets to Target on 6/21/18
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.
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Zack Godley OVER 5 Strikeouts (-110)
Zack Godley has racked up eight strikeouts in each of his last two starts, and for Thursday evening, our models think he could once again have a solid strikeout total as he takes on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Godley is heating up for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the strikeout department. Over his previous four starts, Godley is averaging a shade less than 11 strikeouts per nine innings, and even though the Pirates don't strike out a lot, our models project Godley for 5.76 strikeouts over 5.83 innings of work.
Anthony Rizzo OVER 2.5 Runs, Hits, and RBI (+115)
Rizzo owns a .346 wOBA and .201 isolated power against right-handed pitchers this season. With left-handed hitters beating up Harvey to the tune of a .393 wOBA, our models project the Chicago Cubs' first baseman for 3.01 runs, hits, and RBIs.
Tyler Skaggs OVER 5.5 Strikeouts (-140)
Tyler Skaggs is averaging 6.9 strikeouts over his last nine starts, and he's sporting a career-best 25.9% strikeout rate in 2018. Despite this, Bovada has his strikeout total at just 5.5 on Thursday, and our models like him to top that.
As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays have a 23.0% strikeout rate, which ranks 13th-highest in MLB. The Jays rank 19th in the league with a .302 wOBA against southpaws, and our models think Skaggs will stay hot with 6.65 strikeouts.