Baseball is back, meaning it’s time to make money on some MLB prop betting again this year. With more access to numbers, trends and player streaks, there’s always an MLB prop bet or two to be found on any given night that should return some profit.
This page is dedicated to Odds Shark’s MLB prop bet of the day, breaking down the top player props and specific wagers to bring you some daily cash. Come back each day for updated picks and betting breakdowns.
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MLB Props And Picks:
With baseball season underway, you’ll find below our best MLB prop bets for each day. Check back every day for a new winning prop or two, and all of our selected props can be found at Bovada. The following picks are for Tuesday, May 3:
2022 MLB Season Prop Record: 18-10
Daily Prop Bets: Franmil Reyes Total Bases
Odds from Bovada
This line is simply great value considering the way that Reyes has played of late. In his last seven games, he has reached base only twice. Although Mike Clevinger is making his first start of the season, he is not wild by any stretch. He racks up a lot of strikeouts, and Reyes is prone to being on the receiving end of those.
The Pick: Reyes UNDER .5 Total Bases (+104)
Trevor Rogers Strikeouts
Odds from Bovada
Trevor Rogers hasn’t been great this year, but this is a get-right spot against a poor Diamondbacks offense. The D-backs are tied for 25th in runs per game (3.3) and dead last in the league in hits per game (5.9). Rogers hasn’t had his A stuff yet but looked much better in his last start, pitching six innings and allowing just one run. I think he makes it deep in this one and exceeds this total.
The Pick: Rogers OVER 5.5 Ks (-132)
What Is An MLB Prop Bet?
An MLB prop bet is a wager that has no direct impact on the outcome of a baseball game.
A prop bet is a “proposition” wager, and though these bets are often for entertainment purposes, there is still room for plenty of profit, especially in baseball. MLB prop bets can range from MLB player props like a pitcher’s strikeout total or a hitter’s hit total, to more niche bets like stolen bases or hitter strikeouts.
At your online betting site of choice, MLB prop bets could be something like:
How To Read MLB Prop Bet Odds
When you visit your favorite online sportsbook, you can find prop odds for most sports, and certainly every baseball game of the day. Most kinds of props will look like the following example (with either YES/NO odds or OVER/UNDER odds):
How many strikeouts will Clayton Kershaw have against the Giants?
In this MLB prop bets example, you can wager on whether you think the Dodgers left-hander will strike out seven or more San Francisco Giants, or six or fewer. If you place $100 on Kershaw to strike out OVER 6.5 at +200 odds, you would return $300 (your $100 back, plus $200 in profit). If you win a bet wagering on the UNDER 6.5 at -200, you would need to wager $200 to profit $100. Calculate exact profits using Odds Shark’s sports betting calculator.
Odds Shark Staff Wed, Aug 17, 11:38am
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