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MLB Props Odds, Expert Picks: 2 Bets for Shane McClanahan & Dylan Bundy (Thursday, September 15)

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  • There are only eight games on the MLB slate today, but there's prop value to be found.
  • Shane McClanahan and Dylan Bundy both have strikeout totals far below our expert projections
  • Continue reading for a full breakdown of our top prop bets from today's MLB slate.

Check out my two favorite pitcher props on Thursday’s board, courtesy of our Action Labs projections.

Our Action Labs Props Tool grades each prop on a scale from 1-10, and I’ll be sure to include the grade for each of my betting recommendations in my discussions below.

You can also compare prop prices for free on our MLB props page.

Shane McClanahan Over 4.5 Strikeouts (-166)

Rays @ Blue Jays
First Pitch 3:07 p.m. ET
Best Line FanDuel

Shane McClanahan was taken out a few weeks ago because of a shoulder impingement in his throwing arm. It seems as if it was no big deal, and I haven’t heard that the Rays will have him on a pitch count.

However, the market seems scared of McClanahan. The Jays are heavy favorites today and McClanahan’s strikeout total is set at just 4.5.

But he’s cashed over 4.5 strikeouts in 88% of his starts this season. He ranks in the 97th percentile in both swinging-strike rate and CSW rate. He’s the most dangerous southpaw in the American League.

Plus, McClanahan struck out 10 Blue Jays over just 94 pitches the last time he pitched at Rogers Centre. He posted a 38% CSW rate and forced almost 20 swinging strikes.

Sugar Shane is dealin’! 😳

Shane McClanahan is breezing through the Blue Jays lineup as he currently has 10 Ks through 7 IP.#RaysUp #MLBpic.twitter.com/wBOxAXhZOd

— SportsGrid (@SportsGrid) July 2, 2022

The Blue Jays have a dangerous lineup, but they’ve allowed four of the last six opposing southpaws to cash their strikeout totals.

Our Action Labs Player Props tool projects McClanahan for 6.3 strikeouts today, making this our second-biggest pitcher prop edge on the board.

Pick: Shane McClanahan Over 4.5 Strikeouts (-166)

Action Labs Grade: 9/10

Dylan Bundy Over 2.5 Strikeouts (-180)

Royals @ Twins
First Pitch 7:40 p.m. ET
Best Line FanDuel

Our Action Labs Player Props tool projects Dylan Bundy for a whopping 5.5 strikeouts today, making this our biggest pitcher prop edge for Thursday’s games.

The Royals are vulnerable right now. Maybe they’ve mailed it in and are just trying to play out the season and rebuild for next year. But the Royals fanned nine times against Joe Ryan and eight times against Sonny Gray.

Bundy isn’t the biggest punch-out pitcher on the planet, but you don’t think he can get three strikeouts?

Bundy has struck out three or more in 16 of his 25 games this season. He got the Royals to fan six times in a start in Kansas City last season. His slider still has a 37% whiff rate and he never walks anybody.

Dylan Bundy, Filth. 😷 pic.twitter.com/dpeQA3l1pu

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 5, 2022

I’m happy to play this edge. You can even sprinkle some on over 3.5 strikeouts at plus-money on FanDuel, as our projections see value at that number, too.

Pick: Over 2.5 Strikeouts (-180)

Action Labs Grade: 10/10

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