- The MLB season rolls on Tuesday with 14 games
- Player props are available for many of the league’s biggest stars
- See below to find out where we think the betting value lies
Tuesday’s MLB slate is jammed pack with 14 games on the docket, including nine divisional matchups. The action gets underway at 1:10 pm ET, with the Detroit Tigers hosting the Minnesota Twins, and that contest is where we’ll start our player props card.
The table below outlines the main hitter and pitcher props currently available for Tuesday’s action, and as of the time of writing this, only three games have player props available to wager on.
MLB Player Props – Tuesday, April 6th
|Twins vs Tigers||To Record a Hit||3+ Hits||4+ Hits at FanDuel||Pitcher Strikeouts|
|Byron Buxton (MIN)||-330||+1000||+6500||N/A|
|Luis Arraez (MIN)||-320||+950||+5500||N/A|
|Miguel Sano (MIN)||-300||+1100||+7500||N/A|
|Max Kepler (MIN)||-290||+1000||+7000||N/A|
|Jake Cave (MIN)||-280||+1200||+8000||N/A|
|Nelson Cruz (MIN)||-280||+1100||+6500||N/A|
|Jorge Polanco (MIN)||-270||+1200||+7500||N/A|
|Mitch Garver (MIN)||-270||+1300||+10000||N/A|
|J.A. Happ (MIN)||N/A||N/A||N/A||5.5 (+120o/-155u)|
|Wilson Ramos (DET)||-390||+850||+6000||N/A|
|Miguel Cabrera (DET)||-370||+850||+5000||N/A|
|Willi Castro (DET)||-310||+950||+6500||N/A|
|Jonathan Schoop (DET)||-290||+1300||+10000||N/A|
|JaCoby Jones (DET)||-260||+1800||+10000||N/A|
|Grayson Greiner (DET)||-230||+2000||+10000||N/A|
|Robbie Grossman (DET)||-230||+1800||+10000||N/A|
|Jeimer Candelario (DET)||-220||+1700||+10000||N/A|
|Casey Mize (DET)||N/A||N/A||N/A||4.5 (-102o/-124u)|
|Braves vs Nationals||To Hit a Home Run||2+ Hits||3+ Hits||Pitcher Strikeouts|
|Marcell Ozuna (ATL)||+240||+200||+1000||N/A|
|Freddie Freeman (ATL)||+250||+210||+1000||N/A|
|Ozzie Albies (ATL)||+280||+195||+950||N/A|
|Ronald Acuna (ATL)||+300||+260||+1500||N/A|
|Dansby Swanson (ATL)||+340||+270||+1600||N/A|
|Austin Riley (ATL)||+440||+320||+2100||N/A|
|Travis d’Arnaud (ATL)||+470||+310||+1700||N/A|
|Cristian Pache (ATL)||+900||+330||+2000||N/A|
|Drew Smyly (ATL)||N/A||N/A||N/A||6.5 (+112o/-142u)|
|Juan Soto (WAS)||+250||+230||+1300||N/A|
|Starlin Castro (WAS)||+310||+330||+2100||N/A|
|Yan Gomes (WAS)||+310||+260||+1500||N/A|
|Josh Bell (WAS)||+420||+450||+2900||N/A|
|Trea Turner (WAS)||+430||+260||+1500||N/A|
|Kyle Schwarber (WAS)||+480||+550||+4100||N/A|
|Alex Avila (WAS)||+500||+750||+6500||N/A|
|Victor Robles (WAS)||+650||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Max Scherzer (WAS)||N/A||N/A||N/A||9.5 (+112o/-142u)|
|Astros vs Angels||To Hit a Home Run||2+ Hits||3+ Hits||Pitcher Strikeouts|
|Carlos Correa (HOU)||+380||+230||+1200||N/A|
|Yordan Alvarez (HOU)||+380||+360||+2000||N/A|
|Jose Altuve (HOU)||+400||+150||+650||N/A|
|Yulieski Gurriel (HOU)||+470||+150||+750||N/A|
|Kyle Tucker (HOU)||+490||+145||+700||N/A|
|Alex Bregman (HOU)||+500||+230||+1100||N/A|
|Martin Maldonado (HOU)||+500||+340||+2000||N/A|
|Michael Brantley (HOU)||+650||+145||+650||N/A|
|Zack Greinke (HOU)||N/A||N/A||N/A||4.5 (+104o/-132u)|
|Mike Trout (LAA)||+195||+210||+1100||N/A|
|Shohei Ohtani (LAA)||+380||+220||+1200||N/A|
|Anthony Rendon (LAA)||+390||+200||+1000||N/A|
|Justin Upton (LAA)||+440||+330||+1900||N/A|
|Jared Walsh (LAA)||+470||+200||+1100||N/A|
|Dexter Fowler (LAA)||+600||+400||+2700||N/A|
|Max Stassi (LAA)||+600||+340||+2200||N/A|
|Jose Iglesias (LAA)||+900||+170||+950||N/A|
|David Fletcher (LAA)||+1000||+180||+950||N/A|
All odds as of April 6th.
Casey Mize, the former top pick in the 2018 Amateur draft, will toe the rubber for Detroit, and will be looking to help the Tigers bounce back from a 15-6 defeat at the hands of the Twins on Monday.
Prop #1: Casey Mize Over 4.5 Strikeouts
Despite crossing the plate 15 times, Minnesota batters still struck out 13 times in the series opener. They’ve now fanned 37 times in 120 total plate appearances, which is the highest K rate (30.8%) in the American League.
That spells good news for Mize, who after underwhelming in his rookie season in 2020, was a strikeout machine in Spring Training. Mize whiffed 27 batters in 18.2 innings this spring, good for a K/9 rate of 13. He was especially strong in his final two spring starts, racking up 15 K’s over just 8 innings.
2021 AL Rookie Of The Year Odds
Randy Arozarena, TB +350
Wander Franco,TB +1000
Jarred Kelenic, SEA +1000
Andrew Vaughn, CWS +1100
Ryan Mountcastle, BAL +1200
Adley Rutschman, BAL +1200
Bobby Dalbec, BOS +1500
Casey Mize, DET +1500
Nate Pearson, TOR +1500#MLB #OpeningDay
— SportsBettingDime (@SBD) April 1, 2021
He’s got excellent stuff, including a sinker that touched 98.7 mph last month, and if his control doesn’t abandon him, he can be incredibly effective. He made three appearances against the Twins in 2020, recording 11 strikeouts in 11.2 innings of work.
Pick: Casey Mize Over 4.5 Strikeouts (-102)
Prop #2: Jose Altuve 2+ Hits
2019 was a huge disappointment for three-time AL batting champion Jose Altuve, but so far this season, he looks like his former MVP self.
Jose Altuve leads the league in runs (7)
Seems like the leadoff spot is working.
— Michael Schwab (@michaelschwab13) April 4, 2021
He’s batting .381 through five outings, two of which were multi-hit performances, and now he gets to face a pitcher he’s raked against in the past. Altuve is 4-for-9 in his career versus projected LA starter Dylan Bundy, with a home run and 3 RBI.
Also working in his favor is a shift to the leadoff spot in the lineup. Batting first could earn Altuve an extra plate appearance on Tuesday, which increases his odds of paying off this bet.
Pick: Jose Altuve 2+ hits (+150)
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