MLB Best Prop Bets Today (Go Get Garrett's Strikeout Prop While Rizzo Stays Single in Boston)

New York Yankees designated hitter Anthony Rizzo (48) has a .429 batting average for his career vs. Boston Red Sox SP Michael Wacha.
New York Yankees designated hitter Anthony Rizzo (48) has a .429 batting average for his career vs. Boston Red Sox SP Michael Wacha. / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The crew had a day off from our usual MLB Best Prop Bets article on Saturday, but I'm here to hopefully keep the good fortune going.

BetSided's Joe Summers went 1-1-1 across the board on Friday. That brings us to 11-4-1 over our last 16 picks.

For today's picks, I love a certain left-hander's strikeout prop down in Florida, while on the other side of the state, a new trade deadline acquisition's opportunity to get on base frequently.

Finally, let's have some fun with a prop for tonight's Sunday Night Baseball matchup between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

Remember, you can also find game-by-game betting plays and previews for every matchup on the MLB Picks page.

Here are our top props for Sunday, August 14, with all odds courtesy of their respective sportsbooks below:

Best MLB Prop Bets Record to Date

  • MLB Best Prop Bets Record: 190-161-0

Best MLB Prop Bets Today

  • Braxton Garrett OVER 5.5 Strikeouts (-105) - DraftKings Sportsbook
  • David Peralta OVER 1.5 Total Bases (+110) - DraftKings Sportsbook
  • Anthony Rizzo OVER 0.5 Singles (+120) - DraftKings Sportsbook

Braxton Garrett OVER 5.5 Strikeouts (-105) - Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves

Garrett faces one of the hotter teams in baseball this afternoon in Miami, but at Marlins Park, he's a strikeout machine.

His strikeouts per nine innings nearly double at home compared to on the road; mowing down more than 15.5 batters per nine. That's a strikeout percentage of 37.4%.

The Braves have been one of the better hitting teams vs. left-handed pitching this year, but they still rank third in baseball for most team strikeouts at 24.8%. I love this line for Garrett today.

David Peralta OVER 1.5 Total Bases (+110) - Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles

Peralta was an unheralded addition at the MLB Trade Deadline for Tampa Bay after a nice career with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He hits cleanup today against Orioles' right-hander Jordan Lyles and his career numbers against them bode very well.

In 31 plate appearances, Peralta has seen the ball exceptionally well from Lyles with seven hits, three for extra bases and six walks compared to only four strikeouts. His on-base percentage against Lyles is .419 for his career, so a hit and a walk are almost all but expected.

Earlier today, I wrote about how I like the Rays' to cover early, and Peralta's addition into the lineup only helps this cause.

Anthony Rizzo OVER 0.5 Singles (+120) - New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox

I'm tempted to take the OVER 1.5 total bases (+115) instead with another short porch at Fenway Park for Rizzo to clobber, but the numbers back the singles prop here.

In 49 career ABs vs. Red Sox starter Michael Wacha, Rizzo has 21 hits; 16 have gone for singles. Despite his long career as a power hitter from the left-side, that simply has not been his MO in this matchup with a fairly large sample size.

These props always sting a little if they get an extra base hit that's not a single, but I think this provides the better odds for Rizzo in the Sunday Night matchup.

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