Best MLB player prop bets today 6/17: Balls fly out in Wrigley
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Charlie Morton (ATL) over 4.5 hits allowed (-105)
Line available at FanDuel Sportsbook at time of publishing.
We love early baseball! First pitch is set for 2:20 ET. Charlie Morton of the Atlanta Braves will take on the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field. The Cubs are putting out a lineup that features 7 right-handed bats. This is unusual since Morton throws right-handed, but he has allowed right-handed hitters to hit .260 against him this season.
The Cubs have found success hitting righties at home recently. They have recorded at least 5 hits versus right-handed starters in 8 of their last 10, including against perennial Cy Young winner Joe Musgrove. The Cubs are coming off a tough series facing Musgrove and Yu Darvish, so it will get a little easier today against Morton.
Morton has allowed at least 5 hits in 7 of 12 starts and 4 of 5 on the road. He struggles in general away from Atlanta. He ERA jumps up to 6.89 and well over 4 in day games. His outs line is set at 17.5, so we should see plenty of work from Morton. I have the Cubbies registering at least 6 hits at the expense of the 38-year old.
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