MLB PrizePicks Plays: 5 Props, Including Acuña Jr. & Harper (Saturday, June 4)
Stacy Revere/Getty Images. Pictured: Ronald Acuña Jr.
- Saturday's MLB slate brings us a number of games with betting value, including plenty of player props.
- We see value on five player props, including Ronald Acuña Jr. and Bryce Harper.
- Check out all five of Tony Sartori's player prop picks below.
Saturday’s MLB slate features 16 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 Saturday, June 4
Zack Wheeler Pitcher Fantasy Score Over 36.5
We have the second matchup of this three-game interleague series as the Philadelphia Phillies host the Los Angeles Angels.
The Angels have been in awful form, losing nine straight games. So, I’m fading them once again.
Zack Wheeler has gone over this fantasy total in five of his last six starts (83%), racking up plenty of strikeouts while allowing minimal runs. Wheeler will be able to quickly rack up his fantasy score once again with his strikeout,s as the Angels rank just 29th in the league in K% against right-handed pitchers since May 1.
In that same span against right-handers, the Angels rank just 23rd in the league in BA and 15th in wOBA.
Rhys Hoskins Over 0.5 Runs + RBIs
I’m also backing a few Phillies hitters in this matchup, including Rhys Hoskins.
Hoskins has gone over his total in four straight games and should be a good candidate to do so once again against right-hander Michael Lorenzen.
This play is more backing of the batting lineup following Hoskins than it is backing him. All we need from Hoskins is to get on base because he’s followed by Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos — two players who are more than capable of pushing him across.
Bryce Harper Hitter Fantasy Score Over 7.5
The other Philadelphia hitter I’m backing in this matchup is Bryce Harper. Harper soared over this total in the first game of this series, hitting two home runs and collecting four RBIs.
While It’s unlikely he has that monstrous of an outing in back-to-back games, Harper should still be able to get over this total against a right-hander. When facing right-handed pitchers this season, Harper boasts a .309 BA, .362 OBP, .585 SLG and .948 OPS.
Dansby Swanson Over 1.5 Total Bases
The Atlanta Braves take on the Colorado Rockies for the third matchup of this four-game series following two straight wins. I’m backing a few Braves hitters once again, as they should continue their success at the plate in the high-altitude.
One of those hitters is Dansby Swanson, who has gone over this total in each of the first two games of this series. Going against left-hander Kyle Freeland, Swanson should reach over this total once again.
In his career against Freeland, Swanson is 7-12 with a double, triple, home run and four singles. Over those 12 career plate appearances, Swanson has produced a .583 BA, 1.083 SLG and .692 wOBA.
Ronald Acuña Jr. Over 1.5 Total Bases
The other Braves hitter I’m backing in this matchup is Ronald Acuña Jr. Though It’s a smaller sample size, Acuña is 3-4 against Freeland in his career with one of those hits being a home run.
Acuña has gone over this total in three straight games and should be a good candidate to do so once again. When facing left-handed pitchers this season, Acuña boasts a .333 BA, .500 OBP, .611 SLG and 1.111 OPS.