MLB Picks and Predictions for 5/17/21 - Free MLB Player Props

MLB Picks and Predictions for 5/17/21 - Free MLB Player Props Photo by Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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It’s not a full slate of games, but still a nice slate on Monday across the MLB which means there is plenty of value across the board in terms of MLB player props. Let’s take a look at the best MLB player props for Monday. 

Kyle Schwarber Under 0.5 hits (+106)

This is Kyle Schwarber’s big return to Wrigley Field, but I don’t think his first game back is going to be successful. Adbert Alzolay gets the start for the Cubs and although he hasn’t been lights out, and he has been solid including his last appearance where he had a quality start. Schwarber will not doubt have a little extra juice for this game, but it won’t result in a base hit. Look for Schwarber to finish with no hits. 

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Anthony Rizzo Over 0.5 Runs batted in (+152)

Just like Schwarber won’t get a hit because of the extra emotions, I think Jon Lester is going to try to be extra perfect in this game, and it’s going to cost him. Lester has been good this season, but he returns to Wrigley Field where he helped lead the Cubs to a World Series Title. Rizzo had at least one RBI in two of his three games against the Detroit TIgers and he will do it again in this game. 

Aaron Judge to hit a home run (+310)

Aaron Judge has 12 home runs on the season but five of those have come in the last seven days. Judge gets a juicy matchup against Jordan Lyles who currently sits with an ERA of 6.63. On the season Lyles has given up nine home runs and he is going to really struggle again in this game. Look for Judge to hit at least one home run. 

Over 5.5 New York Yankees Runs (+119) 

Lyles is awful and the entire Yankees offense is going to take advantage of his struggles. Look for the entire Yankees offense to tee off on him, and that will lead to the Yankees running up the score with ease. This is the top prop bet of the day because the Yankees should finish with at least eight runs.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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