We’ve got an absolute doozy of an MLB slate tonight. There are 14 total games to be played, and many of them are critical series. Teams are beginning to establish their positions as playoff teams, and with two months left in the season, we’re entering crunch time.
There are several player props that we like on the slate. Without further ado, let’s identify our favorite plays for tonight’s contest, which can all be found on Underdog.
Patrick Corbin OVER 3.5 Earned Runs Allowed
We feel bad for what we’re projecting the Cincinnati Reds to do to Patrick Corbin tonight. They’re coming off a series loss to their divisional rival, the Chicago Cubs.
In their last two games, the Reds have combined for just nine runs, a relatively low total for this high-octane offense. In an effort to make up some ground in the divisional round, we’re not only expecting the Reds to sweep the Washington Nationals but to tee off of Corbin tonight as well.
We wouldn’t be surprised if Corbin only has two or three innings of work after giving up at least four runs to the Reds. Plus, he’s given up at least four runs in two of his past three outings to offenses with far less firepower than these Reds.
Bobby Witt Jr. OVER 1.5 Hits, Runs and RBI
Don’t look now, but the Kansas City Royals are the hottest team in baseball. Okay, you can look, but we have no idea where this team has been all year.
The Royals have won six-straight games and will look to add a seventh win to that streak against the Philadelphia Phillies tonight. During this streak, Bobby Witt Jr. has been red-hot, amassing 15 hits. He’s also been responsible for seven runs and 13 RBI.
Even though Aaron Nola is on the bump for the Phillies, who could present a difficult matchup for Witt and the Royals, we like what we’ve seen out of Witt lately. Look for another dominant performance tonight, soaring over his 1.5 total of hits, runs, and RBI.
David Peterson UNDER 4 Strikeouts
Our favorite play of the night happens to be Peterson’s strikeout under. The Baltimore Orioles have been surging as of late, averaging 6.67 runs per game in their last three contests.
They’re peaking at the right time, and their offense has continued to be among the league’s best. This coupled with the fact that Peterson has struggled to rack up Ks leads us to believe that he’ll exit this game early. His earned run line is set at 2.5, as Underdog seems to think he’s going to give up a few runs.
Plus, Peterson has only totaled four strikeouts in his last three outings. Combined. We’re not going to think too hard about the under in this one.