Walk-Off Wagers: MLB Best Bets Today (Bet Yordan Alvarez and Spencer Arrighetti Props at Plus-Money Tonight)

Here's how to bet on the Houston Astros-San Francisco Giants matchup on Monday!
Jun 8, 2024; Anaheim, California, USA;  Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium.
Jun 8, 2024; Anaheim, California, USA; Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez (44) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. / Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco Giants (32-24) host the Houston Astros (34-36)  tonight at Oracle Park in one of seven games on a shortened Monday night slate.

Here are a couple of plus-money player props to target in tonight’s matchup.

MLB Best Bets Today

Yordan Alvarez over 1.5 total bases (+115) at DraftKings

I love this prop in plus money for Yordan Alvarez who has been blistering the ball lately. 

Alvarez’s 116.8 max exit velocity ranks sixth in MLB, and he’s hitting .433 with four home runs, 11 RBI, and a 1.495 OPS in June.  

Another fun fact about Alvarez? Despite being a lefty himself, Alvarez hits lefties even better than righties. That should spell success for Alvarez vs. lefty Kyle Harrison, whose 34.9% hard-hit rate is the fifth-highest among qualified starters and whose max exit velocity allowed is in the bottom 6% of the league. 

Spencer Arighetti over 5.5 K (+115) at DraftKings

Spencer Arighetti’s ERA is not impressive, but his strikeout rate is. Arighetti is striking batters out at nearly 11 per nine innings this season.

Arrighetti was lifted from his last start due to being hit in the calf by a comebacker, but he is expected to be at full strength tonight.   

The Astros just used Ryan Pressly, Rafael Montero, and Bryan Abreu on consecutive days (Saturday and Sunday vs. the Angels), and manager Joe Espada will need his rookie to go as deep as possible into this game.  

Arrighetti has exceeded this prop in five of his 10 starts this year.  


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In addition to being a fantasy sports and betting analyst at Sports Illustrated, Jennifer is a radio host for Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, and she hosts her own podcast, “Waiver Wired” on the Extra Points podcast network. Jennifer has been nominated for multiple FSWA awards for her NFL DFS video series. She’s a Scott Fish Bowl Finalist, and she finished third overall in the 2021 NFFC post-season mini. Jennifer is also a featured expert on MLB Network’s “Bettor’s Eye,” and a member of the esteemed Tout Wars, the fantasy baseball battle of the experts.