Best player props for Sunday's MLB slate: Scherzer to skewer Marlins
If we count the Seattle Mariners/Chicago White Sox suspended game (and we will), then we have 16 MLB games today. That’s important because that means we have more than enough games to find a suitable MLB player prop to bet. We need something we can be proud of and maybe even something we can brag about a little.
Given what the books are throwing us in terms of pricing, we need to be on our toes. If you look at DraftKings today, it’s a wasteland of -140ish prices on what feels like everything. There is even a -175 and multiple -160 moves. In this economy? Couldn’t be me. Luckily for us, I did find a move over at BetMGM that we can all be proud of.
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Max Scherzer over 8.5 strikeouts (+120)
Line available at BetMGM at time of publishing
DraftKings has this for -105 which is borderline unplayable. If I’m going this big a number, I want a plus moneyline attached to the move. Especially a MLB player prop. We have to watch our pennies these days. Call me cheap but that’s just the way it is.
I don’t need to tell you who Max Scherzer is. We all know what he is capable of and it’s an honor to get him at plus money and under 10 strikeouts. In his last four starts that have gone longer than .1 innings, he has hit this number three times. In the start where he fell short, he struck out eight Phillies. At this point, the Phillies are a team that I avoid in the K market since they just don’t strike out much. Only six teams have struck out less in the last two weeks.
The Miami Marlins are not exactly a strikeout team but they are not one I avoid either. Joe Ross sat eight of them down in seven innings on Thursday and Patrick Corbin fanned six of them yesterday. The reason the Marlins’ strikeout number is respectable over the last week is because they got to face Jon Lester. Max Scherzer is a far cry from Jon Lester at this point.
Be careful on the streets today, people, because the books are drowning us in juice for almost every MLB player prop market. I like this one a lot, but there really aren’t many I would even consider.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins