MLB Best Bets: Two Plus-Money Player Props to Play Friday

Betting analyst Jen Piacenti is back with a pair of plus-money MLB player props for the weekend.
May 8, 2024; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm (28)
May 8, 2024; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm (28) / Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

If you’ve been following along with us all season, you know we love plus-money payouts.

We cashed three of our last four plus-money MLB player props, so what better way to head into the weekend than with a couple more?

Let’s have some fun. Consider the value for these props offering plus-money payouts—all odds, according to DraftKings.

Alec Bohm RBI (+130) at Draftkings

Apr 28, 2024; Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm (28)
Bohm has 17 RBI across 43 at-bats vs. southpaws this season. / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Not only has Bohm been one of the hottest hitters in MLB to start the season, he is especially dominant vs. left-handed pitching, and that's exactly what he gets tonight.

Trevor Rogers gets the nod at home for the Miami Marlins.  He  has an ERA of 6.15 this season, and his 91.6 mph average exit velocity allowed is in the bottom 5% of the league. In his most recent outing, he allowed eight earned runs to the Oakland A’s. Expect the Philadelphia Phillies' bats to be live Friday in Miami.

Bohm should be hitting cleanup Friday for the Phillies, who have a .352 OBP vs. lefties (third in MLB).

Bohm has 17 RBI across 43 at-bats vs. southpaws this season. Only Adley Rutschman of the Baltimore Orioles has more (18), but Rutschman logged them in 60 at-bats.   

The Phillies' third baseman also has seven extra base hits and is hitting .395 vs. lefties, but there’s little value in his total bases prop, so we will take the RBI payout at +130. Bohm has an RBI in eight out of 13 games vs. a lefty starter this year.

Michael King over 2.5 walks allowed (+100) at DraftKings

Apr 23, 2024; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Michael King
King is issuing an average of 4.5 free passes per nine. / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Among qualified starting pitchers, King has the second-highest walk rate so far this season. The San Diego Padres pitcher is issuing an average of 4.5 free passes per nine, and Friday he gets a Los Angeles Dodgers team that has walked more than any other team in MLB (167). The riskiest part about this bet is that King doesn’t make it deep enough into the game to deliver for us. King has exceeded this mark in four of eight games this season, one of which was vs. the Dodgers. 

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Jennifer Piacenti


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.