MLB Picks and Predictions for 5/18/21 - Free MLB Player Props
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MLB Games on Tuesday, May 18th
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It’s another full slate of games across the MLB on Tuesday and that means there is plenty of value across the league in terms of player props.
Luis Castillo Under 5.5 strikeouts (+120)
This is one of the best prop bets for the entire season in terms of value and getting +120 here is a steal. Luis Castillo has been lit up so far this season and each of the last five starts he has five strikeouts or less. In his last start against the Colorado Rockies, he went 3.2 innings giving and only had three strikeouts. In this one, look for Castillo to be knocked out early and Castillo will finish with five strikeouts or less.
Brandon Belt over 0.5 Runs batted in (+149)
Brandon Belt is dealing with left side tightness but as long as he plays in this game he is going to drive in at least one RBI. Castillo currently sits with an ERA of 7.71 ERA and the entire Giants team is going to tee off on him. If you can find somewhere where this number goes up to one run with even better odds the over makes more sense.
Tampa Bay Rays Under 4.5 Runs (+112)
Matt Harvey was lit up in his last game, but outside of that start this season, Harvey has actually been good. The Rays offense seems to either score seven runs or more or finish with one or two, and this will be one of those games, where they finish with only a couple. Look for the Rays to finish with under 4.5 runs.
New York Yankees Over 4.5 Runs (-112)
The Yankees offense has been inconsistent this season, but this is a game where they are going to tee off. Mike Foltynewicz will be on the mound for the Braves and he has been lit up this season and in the last start against the Astros he went five innings giving up eight hits and three runs. The Rangers bullpen also hasn’t been great and the Yankees will get to him too. The Yankees will score at least six runs.