Monday’s MLB slate increased from nine games to 11 due to a couple postponements over the weekend. With all the opportunities to add some cash on baseball betting, I narrowed down the top three player prop bets to consider.
All odds come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
MLB player prop bets for Monday, May 9
Luis Castillo, U5.5 strikeouts (-155)
The Cincinnati Reds starter will make his season debut, coming off the injured list with shoulder soreness. He is definitely a strikeout pitcher throughout his career, but how long will he go in start No. 1? I’ll bet he doesn’t throw a ton of pitches Monday night against the Milwaukee Brewers right out of the gate especially with the Reds struggling so much early on without a reason to stretch Castillo out right away.
Andrew Velazquez, U0.5 hits (-125)
The Los Angeles Angels shortstop is off to a brutal start at the plate, and racking up the hits has not been a strong suit over the past few years. Velazquez has just 1 hit over his previous six games, spanning 15 at-bats. The Tampa Bay Rays will likely use a lot of bullpen pitchers with Jeffrey Springs starting on the mound.
Ke’Bryan Hayes, U0.5 hits (+160)
The Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman has been the top hitter in this lineup, but this is not a great matchup especially with how much of a return you’d get if he goes hitless on Monday night. Los Angeles Dodgers starter Julio Urias has allowed just 8 hits over his past four starts, spanning 22 innings of work.
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