Best MLB Player Props to Consider for June 20

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A Cy Young-caliber pitchers’ duel between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays highlights Monday’s nine-game MLB slate. Here are today’s player props with MLB odds from BetOnline, one of BMR’s top-rated sportsbooks and betting sites.

 Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres 

Monday, June 20, 2022 – 09:40 PM DET at Petco Park

MLB Prop Bet on Yu Darvish 

  • Over/Under 6.5 Strikeouts 
  • To Record A Win? 

I won’t be backing the Padres as often without Machado but I do like them tonight behind right-hander Yu Darvish. Darvish has a 1.98 ERA and .184 opponents' batting average over his past five starts.

He has been dominant at home this season, posting a 1.35 ERA and holding opponents to a .134 average with 31 strikeouts in five starts. Arizona batters have struck out 613 times this season, third-most in the majors. I think Darvish should get to at least seven Ks tonight and it’s a good price

We have recommended hitting props on Padres' third baseman and NL MVP candidate Manny Machado several times this season but be aware that he’s probably not playing tonight if not for a little while.

He left Sunday’s loss at the Rockies after injuring his left ankle while taking a tumble at first base trying to beat out an infield grounder.

MLB Prop Pick: Yu Darvish Over 6.5 Strikeouts (+118) with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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MLB Prop Pick: Yu Darvish to Record at Win (+110) with BetOnline  

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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays 

Monday, June 20, 2022 – 07:10 PM EDT at Tropicana Field 

MLB Prop Bet on Gerrit Cole vs. Shane McClanahan 

  • Who Has Most Strikeouts? 

This baseball game has the lowest total on the board at 6.5 runs and frankly, that might be too high between these Cy Young contenders. 

Shane McClanahan

  • Rays lefty Shane McClanahan is the +380 favorite to win his first Cy Young.
  • He’s 7-3 with a 1.84 ERA and MLB-best 105 strikeouts. 
  • He will be facing the high-powered Yankees for the third time in his last five starts and has allowed two earned runs over 12 innings while racking up 14 strikeouts in those previous two meetings.
  • AL MVP favorite Aaron Judge has whiffed five times in 13 at-bats against him. 

Gerrit Cole

  • Cole is +1100 to win his first Cy Young.
  • He is 6-1 with a 3.33 ERA and 91 strikeouts.
  • It’s the third time in his past five starts that Cole faces the Rays and he has allowed one run with 17 strikeouts over 12 innings in the first two.  

MLB Prop Pick: Shane McClanahan for Most Strikeouts (+133) with BetOnline  

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MLB Prop Bet on Ji-Man Choi 

  • At Least 1 Total Base From Hit(s) 

I will take a one-hitter prop despite the stellar pitching and that’s on the Rays’ Ji-Man Choi. He’s hitting .289 overall this season and is one of few guys in MLB with good splits career against Cole, going 9-for-19 with three doubles and three homers. 

MLB Prop Pick: Ji-Man Choi at Least 1 Total Base from Hit(s) (-130) with BetOnline

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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Chicago White Sox 

Monday, June 20, 2022 – 08:10 PM EDT at Guaranteed Rate Field 

MLB Prop Bet on George Springer vs. Jose Abreu 

  • Most Total Bases from Hits 

We’ll go with the Jays’ George Springer vs. the White Sox’s Jose Abreu, a former World Series MVP against a former AL MVP.

George Springer

  • Springer had been in a 0-for-18 slump before hitting a solo homer in the bottom of the fifth on Sunday vs. the Yankees.
  • He has 13 homers on the year but is hitting just .230 this month. 
  • Springer is 6-for-21 career with a double and homer off White Sox starter Lance Lynn. 

Jose Abreu

  • Abreu has gone yard only nine times as he got off to a very slow start this season but is 9-for-25 with three doubles and two homers in the past seven days and
  • He is a career .302 hitter with three homers and two doubles against Jays' starter Jose Berrios. 

Note that the White Sox are expected to activate All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson from the injured list. He’s among the MLB batting leaders at .356 and is vital to the Sox as they are 123-89 since 2020 when Anderson is in the lineup, compared to 36-38 when not.

However, because he hasn’t been activated yet as of this writing, no books are listing props on him. 

MLB Prop Pick: Jose Abreu for Most Total Bases from Hits (-121) with BetOnline

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