- The MLB season rolls on Friday with 15 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
MLB kicks off the weekend on Friday with another 15-game slate, however sorely missing from the schedule is any afternoon baseball. First pitch for the opening game of the day isn’t scheduled until 6:35 pm ET in Pittsburgh, with six more games taking place in the following 90 minutes.
Player props are available for a handful of the games so far, so check out the odds below plus a few bets to target.
MLB Player Props – Friday, April 30th
|Cardinals vs Pirates||To Record a Hit||To Hit a Home Run at FanDuel||2+ Hits||Pitcher Strikeouts|
|Paul Goldschmidt (STL)||-210||+475||+330||N/A|
|Andrew Knizner (STL)||-155||+800||+450||N/A|
|Dylan Carlson (STL)||-185||+600||+340||N/A|
|Nolan Arenado (STL)||-185||+550||+340||N/A|
|Tyler O’Neill (STL)||-160||+550||+430||N/A|
|Justin Williams (STL)||-160||+600||+460||N/A|
|Tommy Edman (STL)||-300||+750||+210||N/A|
|John Gant (STL)||N/A||N/A||N/A||4.5 (+128o/-164u)|
|Erik Gonzalez (PIT)||-280||+725||+220||N/A|
|Bryan Reynolds (PIT)||-210||+550||+310||N/A|
|Colin Moran (PIT)||-210||+550||+310||N/A|
|Kevin Newman (PIT)||-190||+1000||+360||N/A|
|Jacob Stallings (PIT)||-170||+750||+410||N/A|
|Gregory Polanco (PIT)||-155||+350||+470||N/A|
|Adam Frazier (PIT)||-300||+750||+210||N/A|
|JT Brubaker (PIT)||N/A||N/A||N/A||5.5 (-124o/-102u)|
|Tigers vs Yankees||To Record a Hit||To Hit a Home Run||2+ Hits||Pitcher Strikeouts|
|Miguel Cabrera (DET)||-190||+430||+320||N/A|
|Wilson Ramos (DET)||-190||+600||+360||N/A|
|Willi Castro (DET)||-180||+460||+350||N/A|
|Jonathan Schoop (DET)||-175||+430||+380||N/A|
|Robbie Grossman (DET)||-175||+500||+380||N/A|
|Jeimer Candelario (DET)||-170||+470||+430||N/A|
|Akil Baddoo (DET)||-140||+480||+500||N/A|
|Victor Reyes (DET)||-140||+650||+500||N/A|
|DJ LeMahieu (NYY)||-340||+380||+170||N/A|
|Giovanny Urshela (NYY)||-290||+410||+210||N/A|
|Aaron Judge (NYY)||-330||+210||+280||N/A|
|Gleyber Torres (NYY)||-240||+360||+270||N/A|
|Giancarlo Stanton (NYY)||-260||+210||+240||N/A|
|Rougned Odor (NYY)||-185||+330||+350||N/A|
|Kyle Higashioka (NYY)||-190||+480||+340||N/A|
|Aaron Hicks (NYY)||-185||+410||+350||N/A|
|Gerrit Cole (NYY)||N/A||N/A||N/A||9.5 (-130o/-110u)|
|Mets vs Phillies||To Record a Hit||To Hit a Home Run||2+ Hits||Pitcher Strikeouts|
|Francisco Lindor (NYM)||-340||+370||+160||N/A|
|Jeff McNeil (NYM)||-350||+500||+180||N/A|
|Dominic Smith (NYM)||-290||+410||+195||N/A|
|J.D. Davis (NYM)||-280||+350||+220||N/A|
|Pete Alonso (NYM)||-300||+210||+200||N/A|
|Michael Conforto (NYM)||-260||+330||+220||N/A|
|James McCann (NYM)||-240||+490||+280||N/A|
|Marcus Stroman (NYM)||N/A||N/A||N/A||5.5 (+134o/-172u)|
|J.T. Realmuto (PHI)||-250||+500||+260||N/A|
|Alec Bohm (PHI)||-270||+700||+230||N/A|
|Andrew McCutchen (PHI)||-220||+550||+300||N/A|
|Didi Gregorius (PHI)||-260||+550||+250||N/A|
|Bryce Harper (PHI)||-250||+310||+240||N/A|
|Rhys Hoskins (PHI)||-195||+370||+340||N/A|
|Odubel Herrera (PHI)||-200||+700||+360||N/A|
|Brad Miller (PHI)||-190||+460||+370||N/A|
|Chase Anderson (PHI)||N/A||N/A||N/A||4.5 (+108o/-136u)|
|Cubs vs Reds||To Record a Hit||To Hit a Home Run||2+ Hits||Pitcher Strikeouts|
|Kris Bryant (CHC)||N/A||+330||N/A||N/A|
|Ian Happ (CHC)||N/A||+380||N/A||N/A|
|Jake Marisnick (CHC)||N/A||+390||N/A||N/A|
|Javier Baez (CHC)||N/A||+400||N/A||N/A|
|Wilson Contreras (CHC)||N/A||+400||N/A||N/A|
|Anthony Rizzo (CHC)||N/A||+410||N/A||N/A|
|David Bote (CHC)||N/A||+500||N/A||N/A|
|Matthew Duffy (CHC)||N/A||+1200||N/A||N/A|
|Jake Arrieta (CHC)||N/A||N/A||N/A||5.5 (+130o/-166u)|
|Eugenio Suarez (CIN)||N/A||+340||N/A||N/A|
|Nick Castellanos (CIN)||N/A||+360||N/A||N/A|
|Mike Moustakas (CIN)||N/A||+370||N/A||N/A|
|Jesse Winker (CIN)||N/A||+440||N/A||N/A|
|Joey Votto (CIN)||N/A||+480||N/A||N/A|
|Jonathan India (CIN)||N/A||+550||N/A||N/A|
|Wade Miley (CIN)||N/A||N/A||N/A||5.5 (-110o/-116u)|
All odds as of April 30th.
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Prop #1: Gio Urshela 2+ Hits
The first prop to attack is 2 or more hits for Yankee third baseman Gio Urshela. The 29-year-old has the luxury of hitting in the meat of the New York lineup, and with Gleyber Torres in front of him, and Rougned Odor behind him, there’s nowhere for Detroit starter Tarik Skubal to hide.
Gio Urshela- The most happy fella!
♩Ohh he's the most happy fella♫ pic.twitter.com/n3Opdn8iF0
— John Sterling Calls (@JSterlingCalls) April 28, 2021
Urshela ranks second on the team in hits, and has racked up multi-hit games in two of his past four outings. He traditionally hits lefties hard, and owns a career .298 average at home.
Skubal meanwhile, has been chased early in two of his three starts, and boasts an ugly 7.88 ERA on the road.
Pick: Gio Urshela 2+ Hits (+210)
Prop #2: Marcus Stroman Under 5.5 Strikeouts
Sticking with a New York theme, the next prop to target is under 5.5 strikeouts for the Mets Marcus Stroman. The 29-year-old has never been a big strikeout producer, as evident by his career 7.3 K/9 rate, and he’s failed to clear 5 strikeouts in each of his four starts in 2021.
It’s Marcus Stroman day in Mets land.
Happy Friday! pic.twitter.com/kk1Dpe70bd
— Amazin' Army (@WE_ARE_MET_FANS) April 30, 2021
He’s faced Friday’s opponent Philadelphia twice already this season, recording just 6 K’s in 12 innings of work. His 13.7% called strike rate is the lowest of his career, and his 9.6% swinging strike rate is his second worst mark since 2016.
Pick: Marcus Stroman Under 5.5 Strikeouts (-172)
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