Best MLB Prop Bets Today (Back OVERS on Small Thursday Slate)

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There's only 10 games on the MLB slate today, but don't worry: BetSided still has picks for you. Yesterday was a decent day for the team. The whole team is looking at the mound for their props today, backing nothing but OVERs.

There’s a lot of picks to get to, so let’s jump right into it. 

Best MLB Prop Bets Record to Date

  • MLB Best Prop Bets Record: 123-103-0 

Here are the plays our team is eyeing for tonight’s slate with odds coming from WynnBET and consensus lines. 

Best MLB Prop Bets Today

  • Jameson Taillon UNDER 4.5 Strikeouts (-164)
  • Joe Musgrove OVER 5.5 Strikeouts (-145)
  • Robbie Ray OVER 6.5 strikeouts (-135)

Jameson Taillon UNDER 4.5 Strikeouts (-164)

Tailon has cleared this line in his last two starts, but I don’t see the Astros being the best matchup for him. The Astros average the third-fewest strikeouts per game (7.31). Tailon is consistently around this number and has cleared several times over his most recent starts, but he’s clearing this line by the hook. I’ll fade his hot hand today and look for the bullpen to do a lot of the work. – Donnavan Smoot

Joe Musgrove OVER 5.5 Strikeouts (-145)

Joe Musgrove has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season, and he’s cleared 10 of his 12 starts entering Thursday’s matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies.

I’m surprised this number is at 5.5, as the Phillies average 8.56 strikeouts per game (20th in Major League Baseball) this season.

The other reason I love this prop is that Musgrove has thrown six or more innings in every start he’s made this season. I’ll ride with the OVER tonight.. – Peter Dewey

Robbie Ray OVER 6.5 Strikeouts (-135)

The Mariners are starting to see the Ray that came to Seattle fresh off his 2021 AL Cy Young award.

In his last two starts, Ray's gone 14 innings, striking out 14, allowing six hits and only issuing two walks. He looked absolutely dominant against the Angels last week in a 10 strikeout performance, giving up just one run on three hits.

Now, he gets to face the Oakland A's with the shadows in the middle of the day in spacious RingCentral Coliseum. Ray's already faced the A's once this year, striking out 10 in six innings back on May 25.

Oakland ranks second-worst in the Majors in offensive WAR, and will be flailing to put any contact on the ball this afternoon. – Ben Heisler