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Betting on baseball can be one of the most profitable ventures in the sports wagering world. 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 bets 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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Below are our best MLB prop bets today: Tuesday, August 3, 2021. All of our selected props can be found at Bovada and BetOnline.

Prop #1: Patrick Corbin Strikeouts

How many strikeouts will Corbin have against the Phillies?
OVER 4.5+127
UNDER 4.5-167

In the last 30 days, only one team has been better against southpaw pitchers than the Philadelphia Phillies, and that’s the squad Corbin plays for. With a team .351 OBP and .804 OPS vs LHP in July, the Phillies provide a difficult challenge for an already struggling Corbin.

In his last five starts, Corbin has completed six innings just once and never struck out more than four batters. With a recent rough stretch, his walk rate is on the rise and his ERA is up to 5.78. Against a hot Phillies lineup with a bunch of right-handed mashers, tonight’s game is not the start for Corbin to right his season.

The Pick: UNDER 4.5 Strikeouts -167

Prop #2: Marcus Semien Homer

Will Semien hit a home run tonight?

Semien is having a wonderful first season with the Toronto Blue Jays, surpassing 5 WAR already and posting a .868 OPS with 25 homers. Out of Oakland, he's showing untapped homer power and could add another tonight against Cleveland starter Zach Plesac.

Plesac has allowed at least one homer in each of his last seven games and Semien is better against righties like him. Of Semien’s 25 jacks, 18 have come against righties and his .878 OPS is better than his rating against southpaws.

The Pick: YES +350

Prop #3: Jose Suarez Strikeouts

How many strikeouts will Suarez have against the Rangers?
OVER 4.5+114
UNDER 4.5-149

The Texas Rangers unloaded at the deadline, shipping out Joey Gallo, Kyle Gibson and Ian Kennedy, and have been awful in recent days. In the last 30 days, they’ve been especially terrible against southpaw pitchers, posting a league-worst .594 OPS.

While Jose Suarez hasn’t shown elite swing-and-miss stuff this season, he’s rocking a low 3.45 ERA and has provided length in recent days. He’s made it through five innings in three of his last six starts, and simply eating innings should be enough to rack up the Ks against the dreadful Rangers lineup.

The Pick: OVER 4.5 Strikeouts +114

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, to 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 many strikeouts will Clayton Kershaw throw? OVER/UNDER 6.5
  • • How many hits will Mookie Betts have? OVER/UNDER 1.5
  • • Will Trea Turner steal a base? OVER/UNDER .5 SB

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?

  • OVER 6.5 +200
  • UNDER 6.5 -200

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.

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