3 MLB Prop Bets to Target on Friday 6/7/24

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3 MLB Prop Bets to Target on Friday 6/7/24

Player props can be useful in a variety of ways -- from taking advantage of them straight up to measuring a player's potential to produce in daily fantasy baseball on FanDuel. Here, we're going to focus on the former.

Utilizing our projections -- which are powered by numberFire -- as a guide, here are some MLB player props bets that look appealing via the MLB odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Please note that betting lines and projections may change throughout the day after this article is published. Also, the weather may be an issue in some locations.

MLB Player Props

Yordan Alvarez to Record a Single (-125)

Let's change it up off the bat and roll with Yordan Alvarez to Record a Single (-125).

The Houston Astros face the Los Angeles Angels and their starter Griffin Canning in tonight's contest.

Canning has had a rough go this season, and it's why the Astros have the best implied total of the day at 4.79 runs, per numberFire's heat map.

Los Angeles' starter has a 4.69 ERA and 4.86 SIERA this season, underperforming as a great pitcher for hitters to punish. Canning has had a rough time missing bats, accruing a 16.4% strikeout rate and allowing a 42.3% flyball rate. It's going to be a good night for the Astros with Alvarez being the batter I want from the lineup.

Alvarez remains an offensive disruptor with a .364 wOBA, and .285 batting average. Out of his 68 hits on the campaign, 44 of them have been singles. The designated hitter has a hit in 8 of his last 9 games with 9 of his 14 hits being singles.

For an Astros team still struggling to piece things together, Alvarez is the best hitter to look toward in their lineup.

Julio Rodriguez to Record 2+ Total Bases (-140)

It hasn't been a banner year for Julio Rodriguez, but it's hard to pass up on the outfielder when he's batting against a lefty.

J-Rod is hitting .328 against southpaws. In a third of the at-bats that he has against righties, Rodriguez has the same amount of extra-base hits (5). This results in a .365 wOBA, .134 ISO, .463 slugging, and .829 OPS in the split.

numberFire's heat map has the Seattle Mariners locked into the second-best implied total of the day at 4.69 runs.

The left-handed starter for the Kansas City Royals will be Daniel Lynch. He's only pitched 12 innings and has had a strong 1.50 ERA. When you five deeper, however, you can see that Lynch is still posting numbers similar to the rest of this career. The lefty has a 4.44 SIERA and 4.72 FIP. Lynch's most notable stat is the 57.1% hard-hit rate he's allowed -- a rate that can only mean problems for him soon enough.

Rodriguez has hits in 9 of his last 12 games; he's starting to turn things around. This is the time to get him, so take the outfielder to Record 2+ Total Bases (-140).

Spencer Steer to Record an RBI (+120)

The Cincinnati Reds are have been slugging at the plate all week to warrant attention, and that brings us to tonight's third prop bet to consider.

Cincinnati is going head-to-head with the Chicago Cubs and their starting pitcher, Justin Steele.

Steele hasn't had the same success that he had in 2023, sporting a 4.10 ERA, 3.86 SIERA, 4.42 FIP, and 1.45 HR/9. The shortcomings are apparent this year and it doesn't stop there. The lefty is also watching hitters drive the ball better than usual against himl his 35.5% hard-hit rate against and 42.1% flyball rate are both the worst in his career to this point.

That brings us to Spencer Steer, who I like to Record an RBI (+120) in the game.

Steer ranks 15th in the majors with 40 RBIs -- a solid output from the Reds' cleanup hitter. He thrives against left-handed hurlers with a .370 wOBA, .246 ISO, .492 slugging, and .859 OPS. The first baseman has recorded five RBIs in the last four games, so let's expect him to keep it up in a solid matchup.

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