SportsGrid Model: Top MLB Player Props For Today (Aug. 29)


Aug 29, 2023

Well into the dog days of summer, MLB is keeping the excitement alive. Diving into today’s matchups, we’re spotlighting a few selections based on SportsGrid’s best MLB player props today. We employ a star rating system to evaluate each pick’s success likelihood.

Here are some top picks from today’s MLB games.

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Note: All odds and props courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

SEA Julio Rodriguez OVER 0.5 RBI vs. Athletics (+100)

  • Rodriguez has driven in 87 runs this season, tied for the ninth-most in MLB
  • Rodriguez has recorded 21 RBI over his current 13-game hitting streak
  • Rodriguez has recorded at least one RBI in four of his past five games, including three during Monday’s series opener
  • Rodriguez is batting a sizzling .429 in August
  • Athletics left-handed starter Ken Waldichuk holds a 6.05 ERA in 29 appearances (18 starts) this season
  • Rodriguez is 39-for-123 (.317) with 28 RBI against left-handed pitching this season
  • Oakland’s bullpen holds a 5.40 ERA this season, the highest in MLB
  • Oakland’s bullpen has allowed 333 earned runs this season, the most in MLB

AZ Christian Walker OVER 0.5 HRs vs. Dodgers (+420)

  • Walker has hit 28 home runs this season (T15 in MLB)
  • Walker is 10-for-33 (.303) with five home runs in his career against Dodgers’ starter Clayton Kershaw
  • Kershaw has allowed one home run in each of his past three starts
  • Of Walker’s 28 home runs this season, 14 have come on the road

WSH MacKenzie Gore OVER 4.5 K’s vs. Blue Jays (-116)

  • Gore has recorded 145 strikeouts over 127.1 innings this season
  • Gore has struck out at least five batters in 17 of his 25 starts this season (68%), including three of his past four
  • Gore has pitched at least five innings in six of his last seven starts
  • Toronto has struck out 208 times as a team in August (15th in MLB)

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