MLB PrizePicks Plays: 5 Player Props, Including Christian Walker & Josh Bell
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- With a full slate of baseball on Tuesday, our props analysts have found five PrizePicks plays worth tailing.
- He's fading three Nationals while backing two Diamondbacks.
- Check out his picks and analysis below.
Tuesday’s MLB slate features 15 games, which means there are plenty of player props to take advantage of across the board.
Player props have become among the most popular bets in the industry, but while the amount of states with legalized gambling is growing, some may feel left out.
With PrizePicks, you get the opportunity to essentially parlay game prop over/unders with cash payouts depending on how many you get correct on that day’s slate.
Therefore, let’s take a look at some of the options on Tuesday’s Major League Baseball slate and see where we can find some value to turn a profit.
A quick refresher if you aren’t familiar with PrizePicks: you can combine up to five different O/U player props to payout up to 10x your wager.
You can do a Flex Play or a Power Play. A Flex Play gives you lesser odds, but you can win money even if you don’t nail every pick. Meanwhile, a Power Play is similar to a parlay — it’s all or nothing.
Here’s how I would approach today’s MLB slate.
What is PrizePicks? A daily fantasy operator — meaning they’re available in more states (30) than sports betting is! — PrizePicks offers a unique opportunity for action on player props in which you parlay two or more plays together.
MLB PrizePicks Plays for Tuesday, May 24
Josiah Gray Pitcher Fantasy Score Under 23.5
Josiah Gray will start in the second matchup of this three-game series as the NL East’s Washington Nationals host the NL West’s Los Angeles Dodgers.
Through eight starts this season, Gray possesses a 4.36 ERA and 1.269 WHIP. His metrics are not much better as he has a .358 xwOBA, .249 xBA, and .518 xSLG.
Gray has gone under this total in two of his last three starts and now faces one of the best lineups in baseball.
Josh Bell Hitter Fantasy Score Under 5
I am also fading a few Nationals hitters in this matchup as they are slated to go against right-hander Walker Buehler. Buehler is having yet another great start to his season as he is 5-1 with a 2.89 ERA through eight starts.
In his one start against the Nationals last season, Buehler threw six scoreless innings. Bell has been a good fade candidate recently as he has gone under this total in six of his last seven games.
Cesar Hernandez Hitter Fantasy Score Under 5
The other Nationals hitter I am fading in this contest is Cesar Hernandez. When facing right-handed pitchers this season, Hernandez possesses a mere .262 BA, .323 OBP, .320 SLG, and .643 OPS.
Over four career plate appearances against Buehler, Hernandez is 0-4 with one strikeout. Hernandez’s fantasy score has failed to go over five in three of his last four games.
Daulton Varsho Over 0.5 Runs + RBIs
The NL West’s Arizona Diamondbacks host the AL Central’s Kansas City Royals, and I’ll be backing a few Diamondbacks hitters as they are slated to go against right-hander Jonathan Heasley.
Heasley has had a difficult start to his season as he is 0-2 with a 4.32 ERA and 1.800 WHIP through two starts. Daulton Varsho should be a good candidate to back in this matchup as he has gone over this total in five of his last six games.
Varsho has been much better against right-handed pitchers this season as 38 of his 40 runs/RBIs have come against right-handers.
Christian Walker Hitter Fantasy Score Over 6.5
Christian Walker is the other Arizona hitter I am backing in this contest. Walker’s surface-level numbers do not tell the whole story as positive regression should be looming for Arizona’s first basemen.
This season, Walker boasts a .412 xwOBA, .277 xBA, and .624 xSLG. Going over this total in seven of his last 12 games, I am comfortable backing Walker to find success against Jonathan Heasley and the Kansas City Royals.