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Today’s MLB prop picks: Three plus-money games to target

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Thanks to some doubleheaders, it’s an absolutely busy day on the diamond with 16 games on the MLB schedule for baseball bettors.

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Noah Syndergaard is on the mound for the Angels, so that means we bet someone will steal a base against him. Plus, Francisco Lindor will be looking to stay hot against a plummeting Patrick Corbin, and there’s some great value with a Christian Javier prop in tonight’s game against the A’s.

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Today’s Best MLB Prop Bets

Aaron the Thief

Welcome to our weekly segment, “Who Will Steal Base Against Noah Syndergaard?”

Yes, Syndergaard takes the ball for the Los Angeles Angels when they open a series in the Bronx against the New York Yankees. And while the Yanks aren’t exactly known for their speed on base paths, Thor has been so bad at allowing runners to jump on him that we just can’t pass up this opportunity.

Syndergaard allowed 12 stolen bases, the worst in MLB, in his first seven starts of the season and allowed at least one in five of those seven games.

The Baserunners’ sweeping sacks are something that’s been a problem for Syndergaard since his time with the Mets. It’s because of slow and deliberate delivery to the plate, which has continued this season.

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So who’s the best Yankee to back to slip a sack in this game?

Well, let’s start with the guy who gets on base more than any other guy in the Yankee stripes, and most of the league for that matter, Aaron Judge.

Judge is having a fantastic season so far and will get MVP’s attention if he continues. The outfielder cuts .309/.376/.669 with a league-leading 18 homers. So he gets on the base. A lot. He’s also a perfect 3-on-3 in stolen base attempts.

Obviously, Judge to steal a base is a bit long, but it’s worth it at this price.

Take: Aaron Judge Over 0.5 stolen bases (+800)

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Keep fading Corbin

Today is a good day.

That’s because we’re betting on another of our favorite fades in Washington Nationals starter Patrick Corbin. The southpaw will be on the hump tonight when the Nats visit the New York Mets.

It looks like it’s going to be another long season for Corbin, who at this point in his career is arguably baseball’s most expensive inning eater. The southpaw throws to an expected 6.09 ERA while giving up an expected .310 batting average to his opponents.

Although Corbin has had some against the Mets this season, he comes into this game on a three-game streak where he allowed 21 hits in 17 1-3 innings. And now he has to face one of the best hitters in baseball – Francisco Lindor.

The Mets shortstop is looking more and more like the Cleveland guy we remember being on fire on the flat. Lindor has hit .406 in his last eight games with six extra hits and over 1.5 total bases six times in that streak. He is also 6-20 in his career against Corbin.

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And when Corbin gets the ball back to the bullpen, Lindor will get hits against a group of relievers who rank 22nd in ERA, 25th in WHIP and 27th in batting average of the opposition. Getting Lindor over his tied total bases seems like great value today.

Take: Francisco Lindor Over 1.5 goals in total (+106)

Javier secures W

Right off the bat: I love this bet.

This bet backs Christian Javier to record the win tonight when he takes the ball for the Houston Astros against Frankie Montas and the Oakland Athletics.

Let’s start by fixing this problem: Montas was fantastic. Apparently the last man standing in Oakland, the right-hander has a 2.84 xERA and strikes out 10.3 batters per nine innings. He also has a great record against Houston, but it’s not about Montas. It’s about knocking out the Oakland offense and the number we’re getting.

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The A’s have been absolutely putrid against right-handers this season. Their .207 batting average and .586 OPS both rank dead last in MLB against right-handers. They also rank 22nd in strikeout rate against right-handers and today they face a promising right-hander in Javier.

The Astros right-hander has a 2.93 xERA, limits opponents to a .203 xBA and hits 11.7 batters per nine innings.

Javier has arguably been just as dominant as Montas this season and his last two starts have been outstanding, giving up just one run on six hits while striking out 18 in 11 2-3 innings.

But only one lineup has the potential to break through and it’s the Astros, the team that ranks 10th in OPS and third in home runs against right-handers.

Flip Javier to claim victory at a bargain price.

Take: Cristian Javier to register a win (+230)

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