MLB Picks and Predictions for 5/7/21 - Free MLB Player Props
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It’s a full slate of MLB games on Friday and there's still plenty of value in terms of player props that can make you money. Let’s take a look at some of the best MLB player prop bets and their odds.
Zach Plesac Under 5.5 strikeouts (-120)
Zach Plesac is on the mound for the Cleveland Indians but he really isn’t an elite strikeout pitcher. Plesac had six strikeouts in his last but in the previous four starts he hadn’t finished with more than four strikeouts. The Reds are going to do a good job of not being struck out, and Plesac will finish with five strikeouts or less.
Matt Shoemaker Under 4.5 Strikeouts (-114)
Matt Shoemaker has struggled each of the last three starts and in those three starts, he has only had two strikeouts total. In his last start against the Kansas City Royals, he went 3.1 innings giving up eight runs and zero strikeouts. Shoemaker will be lucky to get two strikeouts in this game, which makes the under 4.5 strikeouts a great value.
Miguel Cabrera to hit a home run (+900)
Miguel Cabrera is facing a juicy matchup getting to go against Matt Shoemaker in this game. In Shoemaker’s last start he gave up two home runs. Cabrera only has hit two home runs this season but this is as good of a chance as any to hit a long ball. Look for Cabrera to cash your tickets at +900.
Byron Buxton Over 0.5 Runs batted in (+125)
Byron Buxton is dealing with a knee injury so it’s unclear at this point if he is going to play, but if he can go, he is going to drive in a run or two. Buxton is one of the hottest players in baseball and in 92 at-bats this season he has 19 runs and 17 runs batted in. Tarik Skubal will get the start for the Tigers and on the season he sits with an 0-4 record and an ERA of 6.14. Buxton is going to have at least a few hits off of him and he wild rive in at least one run