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Saturday MLB Props Odds, Picks: 2 Bets for Rays-Tigers, Red Sox-Royals (August 6)

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AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez. Pictured: Nathan Eovaldi

With 17 games on this Saturday slate, surfing through the player props can be a grueling task.

Luckily for you, I’ve done that for you and narrowed down my two favorite plays. To make it even better, they are both plus money. So let’s dive in and pad your bankroll.

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.

Shane McClanahan Over/Under 7.5 Strikeouts (+120/-160)

Rays @ Tigers Rays -275
First Pitch 6:10 p.m. ET
Best Line: +120 Bet365

Detroit has been a lineup to attack with strikeout props all season long as they have been in the top 10 in team strikeout rate. However, they’ve struck out at an even higher rate in the second half as they hold the third highest mark since the All-Star break.

Shane McClanahan should be drooling over this matchup. McClanahan comes into this one fourth in the majors in strikeouts for the season and he has a strikeout rate in the top three percent of the league.

Believe it or not, this total may be a bit too low for McClanahan. He’s gone over this number in 55 percent of his starts this season which gives us -122 implied odds that he will go over again. With how bad Detroit has been, he has double-digit strikeout upside here.

Pick: Over 7.5 Strikeouts +120

Action Labs Grade: 9/10

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Nathan Eovaldi Over/Under 5.5 Strikeouts  (+100/-130)

Red Sox @ Royals Red Sox -145
First Pitch 7:10 p.m. ET
Best Line: +100 DraftKings

This is a spot where the market has not adequately adjusted for the difference in Kansas City’s lineup. Yes, they were a tough team to punch out for most of the season. However, they traded the two main players who were responsible for that, Andrew Benintendi and Whit Merrifield.

The Royals have been a completely different team in the second half. They have the fourth highest strikeout rate in the majors since the All-Star break and are primed to raise that number today.

Eovaldi missed some time earlier this year, but he is back, and his hard fastball is right where it should be.

He has gone over this total in 56.2 percent of his starts this season, which gives us implied odds of -128 that he will go over again. Add in the matchup, and this price should be much higher.

Pick: Over 5.5 Strikeouts +100

Action Labs Grade: 7/10

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