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FanDuel Astros-Orioles, 08/09/2023
A battle between two top teams in the AL highlights a full slate of MLB action on Wednesday, August 9. New customers at FanDuel Sportsbook can grab a $1,000 No Sweat First Bet or $150 in bonus bets with the FanDuel promo code.
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The Baltimore Orioles and Houston Astros continue their series on Wednesday night. Let's break down this matchup with an optimal home run prop for your bonus bet.
FanDuel Promo Code: Astros-Orioles
The season's first matchup between the Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles didn't disappoint. Baltimore jumped out to an early 5-0 lead, but the Astros rallied with a four-run ninth to claim a 7-6 victory on Tuesday. Which team comes out on top on Wednesday night?
The pitching matchup features a pair of veterans, with Christain Javier taking on Jack Flaherty. Javier had an excellent start for the Astros but has an 8.16 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in his last seven starts. He'll have a tough time against an Orioles lineup that ranks fourth in the AL in runs scored.
Flaherty looked impressive in his Orioles debut, allowing one run with eight strikeouts in a victory over the Blue Jays. Going back to his time in St. Louis, Flaherty has a 2.78 ERA in his last five starts. It appears the Orioles have the pitching advantage in this matchup.
It'd be wise to use your bonus bet on the Orioles offense. Charlie Disturco of Action Network has a similar mindset, with Anthony Santander being one of his favorite home run props for August 9.
It seemed as though Cristian Javier was on the cusp of a Cy Young-contending season after dominating the second half of last year through the playoffs. But his fastball has struggled to garner the same effectiveness and the end result has been a 3.5-percent jump in barrel rate.
In 2022, Javier was elite at inducing soft contact and ranked in the top 6% of all pitchers in xBA, xSLG and strikeout rate. He did struggle with the occasional long ball but would mitigate any further damage.
That hasn’t been the case this year as Javier ranks in the bottom 13% in both xSLG and barrel rate. His strikeout rate has dropped from over 10%, too. That’s a bad recipe for a fly-ball pitcher who uses strikeouts to find his groove. His ground ball rate is a career-low 25.2%.
All this to say that Javier is always prone to giving up the long ball, more so now than ever. Anthony Santander is a perfect option here as we’ve seen a steady rise in both hard-hit rate and fly balls over the last couple of months.
While he has struggled over the last couple of weeks at the plate, the rise in hard-hits should lead to more success. He’s hitting just .191 over the last 15 days but does have three home runs and four doubles (.751 OPS).
Santander remains in the top 25% of all hitters in hard-hit rate and has a double-digit barrel% for the second season in a row. He is second on the team in both wRC+ (118) and ISO (.232) against right-handed pitching and is always a threat to find the bleachers.
For what it’s worth, RotoGrinders’ WeatherEdge projects a +17.9% increase in home runs with the wind blowing out 6 mph to right field. It’s perfect game time temperatures, too.
We think Santander at +310 to hit a home run is perfect for our bonus bet. The key to using a bonus bet is taking a prop in the +300 to +700 range. We take this approach because you don't keep the initial stake with a bonus bet. It goes away no matter the outcome of your bet.
One of the best aspects of FanDuel bonus bets is they allow you to customize the offer for a certain prop. Let's say everyone has a $100 bonus bet for Santander hitting a home run (+310). The outcome would be $310 in winnings or nothing.
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