MLB Best Prop Bets Today (Celebrate Shane McClanahan Day!)

Aug 19, 2022; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA;  Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Shane McClanahan (18)
Aug 19, 2022; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Shane McClanahan (18) / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The team went 3-2 yesterday, which isn't bad. However, it stings just a little more because we missed on a Frankie Montas UNDER by one out. You hate to see it.

We never get discouraged here at BetSided, though. Today, we're back with five pitching props and ready to get our clean sweep to push us through the middle of the week.

Don’t forget, you can always find game-by-game betting plays and previews for each matchup on our MLB Picks page, as well as every team’s list of probable pitchers, weather forecasts, and more.

We also track all of our MLB team prop betting plays HERE.

Best MLB Prop Bets Record to Date

  • MLB Best Prop Bets Record: 201-180-0

Best MLB Prop Bets Today

  • Shane McClanahan OVER 6.5 Strikeouts (-160) - DraftKings Sportsbook
  • Brady Singer UNDER 5.5 Strikeouts (-130) - DraftKings Sportsbook
  • Mitch Keller OVER 3.5 Strikeouts (-158) - FanDuel Sportsbook
  • Zac Gallen to Record a Win (+150) – DraftKings Sportsbook
  • Anibal Sanchez OVER 5.5 Hits Allowed (+100) – Draftkings Sportsbook

Shane McClanahan OVER 6.5 Strikeouts (-160) - Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Angels

It pays to get in on this lovely prop here. McClanahan may have fallen out of the Cy Young race, but that doesn’t mean he’s not an elite pitcher with strikeout prowess. He is striking out 11 batters per nine innings this season and now faces an Angels lineup that is lost at the plate. 

Los Angeles has the highest strikeout rate in baseball, over 26%, and I expect McClanahan to flirt with double digits en route to another Rays victory. – Reed Wallach

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Brady Singer UNDER 5.5 Strikeouts (-130)  - Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Kansas City Royals

Let’s play the hits! It cashed for us yesterday, so let’s keep the train rolling. The strategy is simple, take the UNDER strikeout total on a pitcher when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks stink, but they’re extremely good at not striking out.

Dating back to July 1st, they ranked second in the Majors in strikeout rate, striking out on only 18.4% of their plate appearances.

Last night, Jonathan Heasley recorded only two strikeouts. Tonight, they’ll face Royals’ starter Brady Singer. To be fair, he’s surpassed this total in three straight starts, but none of those starts have been against the strikeout kings, the Diamondbacks. Let’s keep riding this train. - Iain MacMillan

You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.

Mitch Keller OVER 3.5 Strikeouts (-158) - Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves

After a terrific second half stretch, Keller has fallen back to earth; giving up seven earned runs over his last two starts, lasting just 7.1 innings. He’s also gone under this strikeout prop in four straight appearances.

So why will today be different?

For as dominant as the Braves have been, they still rank third in MLB for the most strikeouts; going down swinging in 24.6% of their at-bats. They also are a right-handed dominant lineup, which works in Keller’s favor. At home against right-handed hitters, Keller’s strikeouts per nine innings shoot up to 8.71, compared to just 7.24 overall.

Furthermore, Keller’s stuff plays in day games, striking out 8.9 batters per nine when the sun is out.

It’s a lot of juice, but the number is more than reasonable. Ben Heisler

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Zac Gallen to Record a Win (+150) – Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Kansas City Royals

Arizona Diamondbacks ace Zac Gallen has been dominant as of late, pitching 21.1 scoreless innings over his last three starts and giving up just nine hits over that stretch. 

Gallen gets an easier matchup on Wednesday night, as the Kansas City Royals have struggled mightily on offense recently, ranking 26th in OPS and 23rd in runs scored over the last 15 days. 

That’s a good sign for Gallen, who has not only been pitching deep into games, but he’s been picking up wins as well, earning the decision in five of his last six starts. The D-Backs have won all six of those starts, allowing just seven total runs as a team in those Gallen outings. 

At +150, I think this is the most valuable way to back the red-hot Gallen on Wednesday. – Peter Dewey

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Anibal Sanchez OVER 5.5 Hits Allowed (+100) – Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Sanchez has been a complete mess this season. His ERA is almost at 6.50; He hasn’t recorded a win; He’s outside the top 150 in strikeouts. Normally, this is a good spot to take the UNDER on strikeouts, but I’m going in another direction. 

He’s given up at least six hits in three of his last five starts, missing the line by one hit in one of the rare good performances. He’s coming off arguably his best performance of the season, so I’m all over his regression tonight. – Donnavan Smoot

You can find Donnavan Smoot’s full betting record here.