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Free MLB Player Props - Today's Prop Betting Picks for Hitters and Pitchers (4/1/23)

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Hey, it's me - Thunder Dan Palyo, and I am going to be contributing some MLB betting picks and prop picks here and there throughout this season. I hope you have been following some of the picks from the rest of our staff as I think I've assembled a DREAM TEAM of MLB betting pros on the RotoBaller squad this season!

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MLB Pitcher Prop Bets - Today's Betting Picks

Spencer Strider OVER 6.5K (-130 DK) vs. WAS

Strider is coming off an incredible rookie campaign and can get 7 strikeouts on a BAD day with his stuff. But all kidding aside, he continued to look great this Spring and has the elite K% we are looking for in strikeout pitchers.

He’s going to be at 7.5 or higher most likely for the rest of the season, so grab him here at 6.5 against a weak-hitting Nats lineup, and don't look back!

Kevin Gausman OVER 5.5K (-145 DK) vs. STL

Gausman is a personal favorite of mine, I am a big fan of his work. Some were concerned the new balk rules would mess with his windup, but he crushed in Spring Training and struck out 6+ Cards in both meetings last year.

His splitter is death to righties and STL is going to throw out 6 of them probably today. He is also a guy who is usually allowed to run up a big pitch count, meaning he has more room for error than other pitchers and that extra inning or two of work is huge sometimes to get that last strikeout you need to hit the over.

Nick Lodolo OVER 7.5 (+110 DK) vs. PIT

This guy is awesome! If you haven’t watched him pitch, you should try to check him out today. Hunter Greene got to 8k against Pittsburgh on Opening Day without getting out of the fourth inning and Lodolo has arguably BETTER strikeout stuff.

Pittsburgh was also even worse against lefties last year with a K% over 26%. Lodolo’s 11-strikeout outing against my Buccos is still fresh in my mind from last season!


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MLB Hitter Prop Bets - Today's Betting Picks

Mookie Betts over 1.5 TB (-110 DK)

Mookie had the Dodgers’ lone run last night on a solo shot but also drew two walks. He’ll lead off tonight against lefty Madison Bumgarner who has become quite hittable over the last few years of his career and I think the Dodgers offense is primed to break out.

Mookie is 5-15 lifetime with two of those hits being dingers. He feels like a high-percentage play for two total bases tonight.

Kris Bryant over 1.5 TB (+130)

Bryant will face righty Michael Wacha here tonight for San Diego. He has a large sample size of at-bats against him going back to his days in Chicago when Wacha was with the Cardinals.

He’s hit Wacha to the tune of a .350 average with 4 home runs, 2 triples, and 2 doubles and he’s off to a good start this season going 4-9 through the first two games of this series.


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