MLB Betting Picks and Player Props to Target for Sunday 6/9/24

Matthew Lo
Matthew Lo@holla2mlo
MLB Betting Picks and Player Props to Target for Sunday 6/9/24

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From moneylines to run totals to first-five-inning wagers, we have plenty of ways to bet the long, arduous MLB schedule daily. Outlooks can be vastly different due to starting pitchers, and a wealth of advanced stats can let us know if an individual pitcher, a bullpen, or a team is due for positive -- or negative -- regression.

Using numberFire's projections as a guide, which MLB odds from FanDuel Sportsbook are most appealing today?

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MLB Betting Picks

Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals

Atlanta Braves Alternative Team Total Over 4.5 Runs (-170)
Marcell Ozuna to Record 2+ Bases (-135)

Despite averaging just three runs in their last four games, Atlanta's offense has a spot to exceed expectations with a 5.29 projected run total against rookie left-hander DJ Herz.

While a limited sample size is an issue when analyzing's Herz MLB performance, the 23-year old did not impress during his debut after he allowed a concerning 18.8% barrel rate on 16 batted balls and consistently accounted for poor command in in the minors with walk rates standing 13.6% in AA and 19.0% in AAA during his time with Washington's organization.

After allowing a .647 slugging percentage and a 16.7% home run to fly-ball ratio to right-handed bats in his first start, Atlanta's bats from this side should be prime targets for production with a heightened focus on Marcell Ozuna and his sizzling bat this month (.369 expected average, 73% hard hit rate).

Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals

Paul Goldschmidt to Record 2+ Bases (-115)

In a favorable spot versus Ty Blach, the Cardinals' veteran first baseman has a great opportunity to display his special ability to hit left-handers against a pitcher he has smoked for a .364 expected average previously.

Despite some concerns towards Goldschmidt's lackluster metrics this season, the 36-year old has continued to rake against southpaws in 2024 (110 wRC+, 36.2% hard hit rate) while also presenting signs of breaking out after he produced a .275 expected average and a 43% hard hit rate in his last 57 plate appearances.

With several encouraging data points supporting his recent form, expect "Goldy" to come through on Sunday afternoon in a spot he has excelled in historically.

Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Yankees

Los Angeles Dodgers Moneyline (-126)

In a pitching battle between Tyler Glasnow and Luis Gil, the Dodgers are in position to complete a series sweep especially with Juan Soto expected to miss his third straight game.

While Luis Gil has been extremely impressive after producing a 3.56 xFIP, 1.8 Wins Above Replacement, and a eye-popping 31.5% K-rate in his largest sample size during his MLB career, the pitching advantage still goes to the "Blue Crew" when examining Glasnow's stellar profile (2.51 xFIP, 2.2 WAR) and a Dodgers' bullpen ranked higher in several important metrics (15th in xFIP versus 21st, 7th in WAR versus 16th).

With the edge in their arms and a key piece missing from New York's offense, our models project the value is clearly on the road team on Sunday night especially when analyzing an underrated 3.9% gap between the Dodgers' 59.6% win probability and their 55.7% implied percentage.

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