Three MLB Straight Bets & Three Player Prop Bets 7/1/24

Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays

Hunter Brown (5-5) vs. Yariel Rodriguez (0-2)

Straight Bet: Astros -1.5

The Blue Jays are coming into this game 0-5 in their last five Monday games. The Astros are 5-0 in their last five when their opponent gives up five or more runs in their previous game. In recent history, when the Astros win against the Blue Jays, it’s by a wide margin. In their last fifteen games against each other, Houston has won by more than 1.5 runs in every one of their wins. At plus odds, the spread here could be a great play. 

Player Prop: Yordan Alvarez o1.5 Total Bases

Yordan Alvarez has a career batting average of .295 vs. Toronto. He’s been hitting the ball well in the month of June but recently hasn’t been hitting the long ball very often. The last seven days, Yordan has had seven hits, three being doubles, which makes the over 1.5 total bases a good play.

New York Mets at Washington Nationals 

David Peterson (3-0) vs. MacKenzie Gore (6-7)

Straight Bet: Over 8.0

The Mets have been one of if not the best teams in the month of June, and have a lot of power from that right hand batters box. The over is not only 5-0 in the last Mets five games overall, but the over is also 8-0 in the last eight Nationals Monday games. The last time the over was set at 8.0 for MacKenzie Gore’s start against the Mets, the over hit as well. 

Prop Bet: Mark Vientos to hit a HR

Vientos is currently on a tear in what many Mets fans hope to be his long awaited breakout season. Vientos is hitting for a .345 away average, with four home runs on the road. In the last seven days, Vientos has recorded three home runs and against a left handed Gore, Vientos could be in prime position to hit one out today. 

Milwaukee Brewers at Colorado Rockies

Bryse Wilson (4-3) vs. Austin Gomber (1-5)

Straight Bet: Brewers ML

The Rockies host the first place Brewers and look to a 1-5 Austin Gomber to set them up for success. The Brewers are 6-1 in their last seven games overall, and they’re 4-1 in their last five games following a win. With a struggling Gomber on the mound, the moneyline here for Milwaukee is a safer play.

Player Prop: William Contreras o1.5 Total Bases

The Milwaukee backstop has been one of the best hitting catchers in the league this season and against a left-handed pitcher in Austin Gomber, could be set up to have a solid day at the plate. In his last seven days, he’s recorded two doubles, and at Coors Field, the ball should carry.