MLB Prop Bets: Today’s Best Bets for Player Props (November 3)

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Rachael Millanta @rachaelmillanta Nov 03, 2022, 9:00 AM
  • I pick my favorite MLB player prop bets to consider for today's games.
  • I also provide one recommendation for MLB's Beat the Streak contest through the regular season.
  • Lines are provided by BetMGM sportsbook.

There is one game for Thursday’s MLB playoff slate (November 3), and I’ve identified a few favorable baseball player prop bets on the BetMGM Sportsbook that you could consider ahead of today’s action.

MLB Player Prop Bet: Thursday, November 3

Bryce Harper Over 1.5 Bases (+130)

Houston Astros at Philadelphia Phillies, 8:03 p.m. ET

After the disastrous no-hitter last night, the Phillies need their batters to come in hot, so I think Harper’s got two bases in him tonight.

Batting .368 with an OBP of .410 through the postseason so far, the designated hitter has comfortably hit his stride, already having recorded 21 hits including six home runs. In Game 5 of the World Series, Harper should be able to do what he does best and heat up at the plate — and he will need to if the Phillies want to get their lead back on the Astros.

Houston’s Justin Verlander will be starting on the mound today, and this will be his second time starting this World Series, but I’m sure he’s hoping this one goes better than the last. With an ERA of 7.20 with 19 strikeouts in 15 innings this postseason, Verlander will almost certainly be a challenge for Harper to overcome. Regardless, I think two bases is very doable, especially if Verlander isn’t able to get his pitching together.

At +130, the money could be better, but that’s what you get when a player’s bat is hot. For 1.5 bases, I love this prop.

Yordan Alvarez Over 1.5 Bases (+115)

Houston Astros at Philadelphia Phillies, 8:03 p.m. ET

Batting .205 with an OBP of .340 and two homers in the postseason, Alvarez has had a good start to the World Series. In Game 5 in Philadelphia, the Astros need to come in hot to get ahead, and Alvarez should be able to heat up at the plate to help.

This will be Philadelphia pitcher Noah Syndergaard’s second time throwing to Alvarez this year. Syndergaard has a postseason ERA of 1.69 and WHIP of 0.75 in just 5.1 innings pitched, so this is his chance to shine in the playoffs. Syndergaard isn’t going to make it easy for Alvarez, but still, I’m confident Alvarez can back up his solid year with two bases on the road.

At +115 for 1.5 bases, I love this prop.


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MLB Player Prop Bets Frequently Asked Questions

What is an MLB Prop Bet?

MLB player prop bets allow bettors to bet online on very specific aspects of a game involving a player outcome. You might choose to bet on how many hits your favorite player will record or whether or not a game will go to extra innings.

In contrast, traditional straight bets often allow bettors to take a position on games in ways that are commonly mentioned by gambling media and analysts. Common markets you may have heard of include the total or MLB run lines. Generally speaking, they are bets on the overall outcome of a game.

Exploring the MLB props page at your favorite online sportsbook is the best way to discover all the different types of props.

MLB Baseball Player Prop Bets

While there are a seemingly infinite number of potential MLB prop bets, the most popular are often player props that revolve around basic stat accumulation for star players. Things like:

“Will Trea Turner record at least two hits?”

“Will Max Scherzer throw more than 6.5 strikeouts?”

“Will Giancarlo Stanton hit a home run?”

Many player props are centered around betting whether or not a specific player will record over or under a specific number on a given baseball statistic.

These player props are great options in online sports betting for those who want to isolate their wager to one specific player, rather than gamble on the collective performance of a team. If you don’t like any of today’s MLB odds, you can always consider the player prop market.

You can bet any individual category as a single prop bet. Just take a look at the MLB standings, select a team, isolate a player and pick your prop.

What is the Most Popular MLB Player Prop Bet?

The top 10 most popular MLB player prop bet types are: 

  1. Over/Under Home Runs by a player
  2. How many strikeouts by a pitcher
  3. Over/Under Hits by a player
  4. Over/Under RBIs by a player
  5. How many outs with the starting pitcher record?
  6. How many total runs will a player record?
  7. Over/Under Doubles by a player
  8. Over/Under Singles by a player
  9. How many stolen bases with a player record?
  10. How many total bases will a player record?

Most Popular MLB Players to bet on this season

The top 10 most popular MLB players bet on at the BetMGM sportsbook during the 2022 season are: 

  1. Aaron Judge
  2. Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
  3. Shohei Ohtani
  4. Bryce Harper
  5. Mike Trout
  6. Juan Soto
  7. Pete Alonso
  8. Anthony Rizzo
  9. Giancarlo Stanton
  10. Nolan Arenado

MLB Team Prop Bets

Unlike individual player props, MLB team prop bets are wagers on a specific element of a team’s performance. Rather than betting on a team’s game outcome with a total or run line, some bettors might choose to bet on a more granular detail of a game.

For instance, in a game between the Mets and Phillies, one bettor may choose to wager on which team will score first, or whether there will be a run scored in the first inning.

Much like the extensive marketplace for player props, there are a seemingly infinite number of team props available for savvy bettors. The best way to discover them all is by exploring the MLB Props page.


MLB’s Beat the Streak Frequently Asked Questions

What is Beat the Streak?

Beat the Streak is a totally free-to-play contest where fans predict that a specific MLB player can get a hit in a specific game. If fans can build a streak of 57 consecutive correct picks (beating Joe DiMaggio’s famous 56-game hitting streak), they can win $5.6 Million.

Where can I play Beat the Streak?

You can play MLB’s Beat the Streak daily content in the MLB Play app, which is available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

Who can play Beat the Streak?

Beat the Streak is open only to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are at least 21 years old at the time of registration.

What is the daily deadline to submit my Beat the Streak pick?

Picks must be in five (5) minutes prior to the scheduled start of the MLB game in which the pick is scheduled to appear. Once the deadline passes, the game considers your picks “locked” in.

Other Beat the Streak resources:

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Rachael Millanta

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Rachael Millanta is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM focusing on Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. Her work has been published in SB Nation, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Slackjaw Humor. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Rachael now resides in Chicago, Illinois.

Rachael Millanta is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM focusing on Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. Her work has been published in SB Nation, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Slackjaw Humor. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Rachael now resides in Chicago, Illinois.