Best MLB player prop bets today 6/10: Castillo battles against division rival
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Luis Castillo (CIN) over 2.5 earned runs (+100)
Line available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing.
We have a battle between NL Central foes. The Cincinnati Reds travel to St Louis to take on the Cardinals. Both teams are currently riding losing streaks of at least 2 games.
The prop I’m targeting is Luis Castillo over 2.5 earned runs. Castillo is rocking a 3.55 ERA and is over this line in half of his starts. The Cardinals sit at the top half of the league in most major hitting categories against right-handed pitching. They’re scored at least 3 runs on right-handed starters in 7 of their last games including 4 of their last 5.
Cardinals hitters have a ton of history versus Castillo. Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado, Tyler O’Neil, and Tommy Edman all have at least 25 plate appearances versus the hard-throwing righty. Castillo faced off against the Cardinals 6 times last season and let up at least 3 runs in 5 of those games. I give the advantage to the hitters in this situation.
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