MLB Prop Bets: Today’s Best Bets for Player Props (June 9)

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Tampa Bay Rays' Wander Franco flies out against the Minnesota Twins during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 7, 2023, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
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Rachael Millanta @rachaelmillanta Jun 09, 2023, 5:27 AM
  • Updated MLB prop bet predictions for today.
  • Wander Franco is batting .303 with an OPS of .853 this season.
  • Sonny Gray has recorded 71 strikeouts in 2023.

There are 15 games for Friday’s MLB slate, 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: Friday, June 9

Wander Franco Over 1.5 Bases (+115)

Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 6:40 p.m. ET

Franco is batting .303 with an OPS of .853 and seven home runs this season, and while we’re still not even halfway through the year, he’s showing no signs of slowing down. He’s recorded at least two bases in three of his last five games, and facing the Rangers tonight, Franco should be able to keep turning up the heat.

This will be Texas pitcher Andrew Heaney’s 12th start this season. Having posted an ERA of 4.03 with 60 strikeouts so far in 2023, Heaney is likely to pose a challenge, but I still think Franco will be able to knock the ball around enough to record at least two bases.

Sonny Gray Over 5.5 K’s (+120)

Minnesota Twins vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET

Gray has had a great season so far, posting an ERA of 2.15 with 71 strikeouts through his first 12 outings. I have a good feeling about the Twins starter tonight.

Against the Blue Jays, who’ve had a decent season so far themselves, I still think 5.5 strikeouts is extremely doable — but Gray will have to really be on his game. He’s managed at least six strikeouts in seven starts this season, and I’m excited to see him do it again.

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MLB Beat the Streak Pick for Today

Selection: Fernando Tatis Jr.

San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies, 8:40 p.m. ET

Tatis Jr. is batting .257 with an OPS of .798 this season. Facing off against the Rockies, who’re having a pretty abysmal season, I still have a good feeling about the slugger landing a hit tonight.

Tatis Jr. will meet Colorado’s Austin Gomber at the plate, who has a 6.99 ERA after 12 starts. Gomber may try to put up a fight, but I don’t think he will be any match for Tatis Jr.’s bat — one hit tonight is very doable.

Current Streak: 3

June 8: Bo Bichette
June 8: Aaron Judge
June 6: Freddie Freeman

Best Streak of the Season: 12

May 21: Yordan Álvarez
May 21: Bo Bichette
May 20: Aaron Judge
May 20: Freddie Freeman
May 19: Jake Burger
May 18: Freddie Freeman
May 17: Aaron Judge
May 17: Freddie Freeman
May 16: Aaron Judge
May 16: Freddie Freeman
May 15: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
May 15: Yordan Álvarez

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 will 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 will 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 were: 

  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:

Best MLB Bets Today

MLB betting is always available at BetMGM. With the best MLB bets today, including run lines, parlays, player props, and MLB futures, there’s never a break in the MLB betting action at the best online sportsbook.

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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.