Today’s MLB Prop Picks: Connor Keeps Cracking at Coors

Juicy hitter matchups rue the day tonight, as our MLB player props are keying in on some outfielders with very favorable pitcher matchups, while also going back to the well on a total bases prop we successfully cashed in yesterday.

Jul 2, 2022 • 12:45 ET • 4 min read
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MLB betting fans have a staggering total of 17 games to consider today. We dug into all of the various player props that are available... and found our three favorite plays.

First, we’re going to double-dip and back a player in the same market that we did last night (with success). Then we’ll focus on two red-hot outfielders to get their fair share of hits in the later games.

Here are our best MLB props for Saturday, July 2.

MLB props for July 2

Picks made on 7/2/2022 at 11:08 a.m. ET.
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Back at it with backing Riley

In yesterday’s prop picks column, we gave out Braves third baseman Austin Riley Over 1.5 total bases, and we received immediate satisfaction when he hit a home run in the first inning.

We’ll go right back to the well with Riley today in Cincinnati. 

He now has 42 hits over his last 36 games dating back to May 23 — 19 of which went for extra bases (11 home runs). Riley has also done just as well on the road as he has at home, batting four points higher away from Truist Park. 

Riley is 4-for-5 lifetime against Reds starter Tyler Mahle with a home run. Again, we won’t go out on a limb and bank on the home run, but we like his chances to gather at least two bases in this contest.

Austin Riley Prop: Over 1.5 total bases (-110)

Verdugo clobbers Cubs

Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball over the last week — and he should continue to produce at the plate on Saturday night.

Verdugo has multiple hits in five of his last seven games, authoring a .435 batting average in that span. He’s also hit two homers and driven in eight runs. 

The outfielder is one of Boston’s better batters when it comes to taking his show on the road, as he’s hitting .295 away from Fenway Park, compared to just .230 at home. 

Alec Mills will toe the rubber for the Cubs and he’s been awful since rejoining the club in June, as he sports a 9.87 ERA and 1.73 WHIP over 17 1-3 innings of work.

The left-handed Verdugo — who has hit all six of his home runs this year against righties — should feast on this susceptible starter and Chicago’s leaky bullpen (28th by ERA).

Alex Verdugo Prop: Over 1.5 total bases (+110)

Not your average Joe

Connor Joe has been a multi-hit machine lately — and I'm not banking on Dallas Keuchel and the Arizona Diamondbacks will be able to stop him tonight. 

Joe has 18 hits over his last 46 at-bats, good for a .391 average, and has tallied at least two hits in seven of his last 12 games overall. 

The Rockies outfielder has been dangerous against left-handed pitching all year long, sporting a .326 average (compared to just .254 against righties). Joe should relish this matchup with Keuchel, an Arizona reclamation project after being released by the Chicago White Sox. 

The former Cy Young winner authored a 7.88 ERA with Chicago before laboring through 4 1-3 innings with the D-backs last Sunday, where he allowed four earned runs on six hits and three walks. Behind Keuchel is an Arizona bullpen that owns a 4.28 ERA this season, an unimposing 21st in the majors.

Joe should be among the many hitters padding their statistics at Coors Field tonight.

Connor Joe Prop: Over 1.5 hits (+163)

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