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MLB Player Props: Can Caleb Smith Strikeout Six Braves?


Miami Marlins starting pitcher Caleb Smith (31) throws against the New York Mets in the first inning at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

  • Sunday offers a loaded 15-game slate for MLB bettors.
  • We're picking the over/under strikeout prop for Miami Marlins pitcher Caleb Smith.

Saturday was a tough one after Michael Wacha exceeded his strikeout prop by one and Tyler Skaggs fell short of his prop by just one.

Hopefully, we can rebound today and things will bounce our way this time around.

MLB Player Props, Sunday, April 7

There aren’t many strikeout props that stand out today, but right now, there’s at least one:

  • Marlins @ Braves: 1:20 p.m. ET

Our FantasyLabs MLB Player Props Tool leverages our projections against odds offered at various sportsbooks and grades each prop on a scale of 1 to 10. All odds as of 11:50 a.m. ET. View live odds here.

Marlins SP Caleb Smith

The Pick: Over 5 (-130)

The main issue with Smith is he doesn’t pitch deep into games, so he needs to be efficient in his outings. Luckily, he typically does just that as he’s averaged 10.21 K/9 over the past 12 months, including a 27% strikeout rate in 2018, which was well above average among starting pitchers.

On deck is a Braves lineup that has a high 26.8% strikeout rate against left-handed pitchers over the past year. We’re currently projecting Smith for 7.6 strikeouts in the FantasyLabs props tool.

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