3 MLB Prop Bets to Target on Wednesday 5/8/24

Scott Edwards Jr.
Scott Edwards Jr.@ScottEdwardsJr
3 MLB Prop Bets to Target on Wednesday 5/8/24

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 Prop Bets

Isaac Paredes to Record an RBI (+105)

The Tampa Bay Rays has had Isaac Paredes power the middle of their lineup and it's time to lean on that tonight. I like him to Record an RBI (+105).

Tampa will be facing the Chicago White Sox tonight, which is always a good matchup for any offense. Chicago will be starting Chris Flexen in this one. The right-handed starter has not had a good start to his season, entering tonight with a 5.29 SIERA through seven appearances, five of which have been starts. He also has a brutal 5.40 FIP and isn't missing swings, as shown by his 7.3% swinging-strike rate.

Hitters are driving the ball against Flexen. He's allowing a 32.3% hard-hit rate while also having an insanely high 46.9% fly-ball rate. This is the matchup to take advantage of.

The Rays have a solid 4.99 implied total tonight against the White Sox, per numberFire's heat map.

Paredes has been the Rays' most consistent batter this season. The third baseman is hitting .299 with a .394 wOBA, .220 ISO, and .903 OPS. He's driven in 19 runs on the season and has also powered 8 home runs, so he can do it all at the plate.

Hitting No. 4 in the lineup, Paredes is set up perfectly to come through in this game tonight.

Juan Soto to Record 2+ Total Bases (-110)

The New York Yankees and Houston Astros continue a series between powerhouse offenses, and New York's lineup is in a good spot to come through tonight, as Houston will send out struggling starter Spencer Arrighetti to try and slow them down.

Based on theor 4.54 implied total, things are looking up for the Yankees to have a big night. Arrighetti has a bloated 8.27 ERA but a lowered 4.13 SIERA. The pitcher's SIERA still isn't all too impressive, though, which paints a good picture that this should still be a big chance for offense. Arrighetti has allowed 22 hits in 16 1/3 innings, meaning hits should be aplenty.

I'm picking Juan Soto from the stacked Yankees lineup to Record 2+ Total Bases (-110).

Soto has destroyed the ball in his first month and a half with the Yankees, posting a .329 batting average to go with a .432 wOBA, .236 ISO, and .564 SLG. It should be easy for him to get 2+ total bases with the way he's driving the baseball (38.7% hard-hit rate). On the season, he has 16 extra-base hits and 13 multi-hit games.

The outfielder can add to one of these tonight and deliver on this bet.

Jung Hoo Lee to Record 2+ Hits (+105)

Jung Hoo Lee may finally be finding his swing.

The San Francisco Giants take on the Colorado Rockies tonight at Coors Field. Unsurprisingly, the Giants bring a massive 5.62 implied total into this game against the Rockies and their starting pitcher Peter Lambert.

Lambert has been used as both a reliever and a starter this season, pitching in nine games and making two starts. In those two starts, he has had no answers for the opposition. He's allowed 10 runs, 11 hits, and has watched one ball leave the yard. He's a pitcher that lineups don't have a problem getting to -- especially at Coors Field. On the overall season, he has a 4.07 SIERA, 5.66 ERA, 4.26 FIP, and a 1.50 WHIP.

The reason I'm looking to Lee is that he's had strong underlying metrics and now they're turning to real offense. He's recorded five hits in his last two games, so why not add more? Let's take him to Record 2+ Hits (+105) against the Rockies.

Against right-handed starters, his batting average is up to .281 with a .313 wOBA and .346 OBP. These numbers are going up slowly, and that's what is needed for confidence heading into tonight.

Roll with Lee in this tilt to keep hitting at the plate.

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