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Hump Day is here with a 15-game Wednesday baseball schedule, and we’re treated to MLB player prop action from the start of the day. Speaking of treating ourselves, BetMGM is offering a RISK-FREE BET up to $1,000! This means you can get in on your favorite player prop of the day without shilling out your bankroll; if you lose the bet, your wager ships back to you regardless. Weather across most home ball parks appears in the clear of delays or postponement, though we’ll have to circle back later in the day to Busch Stadium in St. Louis where thunderstorms are likely around first pitch.

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Best MLB Bets Today: Baseball Prop Betting Picks 8/3

Kyle Tucker O/U 1.5 Total Bases | RISK FREE BET from BetMGM

Today the Houston Astros have a welcomed matchup in Brayan Bello while Kyle Tucker has a 1.5 total bases prop at +120 odds on the over. Tucker has an .824 OPS against left-handed pitching, including 10 doubles and 13 home runs this season. Bello is allowing a .389 average and 42.1% hard contact to lefties while posting a 4.74 xFIP and an 8.82 ERA. Tucker’s been quiet of late, though a date with Bello could change that and getting considerable plus-money odds for two bases on hits makes for one of the best MLB betting picks today.

Best MLB Betting Pick Today: Kyle Tucker OVER 1.5 Total Bases (+120)

Joe Ryan O/U 5.5 Strikeouts | RISK FREE BET from BetMGM

Joe Ryan has surrendered a .217 average and 22.7% strikeout rate, and today he faces the Detroit Tigers, who have a 24.4% strikeout rate and 67 wRC+ against righties. Ryan is averaging 5.1 innings per start and 0.933 strikeouts per inning, pacing him for five strikeouts given his typical leash. Meanwhile, the Tigers will have eight hitters with at least a 20% strikeout rate against righty pitchers.

Ryan had seven strikeouts in each of his last two starts, including a road matchup with Detroit. If you’re not certain Ryan can blank another six Tigers hitters today, BetMGM is offering a RISK FREE BET up to $1,000! Should Ryan come up short in this inviting matchup, it’s at no loss to you as BetMGM will refund your loss to the penny. Yet Ryan looks to be in a stellar spot and plus money odds don’t need to twist an arm to warrant this wager.

Best MLB Betting Pick Today: Joe Ryan OVER 5.5 Total Strikeouts (+104)

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Francisco Lindor O/U 0.5 HRs | RISK FREE BET from BetMGM

Francisco Lindor has a great matchup today against Anibal Sanchez. Sanchez has been a home run magnet, with five home runs allowed and a 21.7% HR/FB rate in just three starts. Lindor has smashed right-handed pitching, with an .835 OPS and .214 ISO complimented by 14 home runs. Lindor also has three home runs in his past four games while the matchup doesn’t get any worse today. With over a 300% return on investment, it’s a worthwhile investment to sprinkle on the over for Lindor’s home runs.

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Best MLB Betting Pick Today: Francisco Lindor OVER 0.5 Total Home Runs (+330)

Sandy Alcantara O/U 7.5 Strikeouts | RISK FREE BET from BetMGM

Sandy Alcantara has been one of baseball’s best pitchers this season, allowing a .193 average against while striking out 24%. Tonight, Alcantara faces the Cincinnati Reds, who have a 24.2% strikeout rate and 86 wRC+ against righties. Alcantara is averaging 0.924 strikeouts per inning and 7.11 innings pitched per game, pacing him for 6.5 strikeouts tonight. The Reds will have seven hitters with at least a 20% strikeout rate. Given Alcantara’s longer leash, he should see each hitter at least twice. He has struck out at least 10 in three of his past five games, while the Reds’ losses of Tommy Pham and Brandon Drury only help matters. Grab the 40% increased return on even money odds on Alcantara to fan eight Cincinnati hitters tonight.

Best MLB Betting Pick Today: Sandy Alcantara OVER 7.5 Total Strikeouts (+140)

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Once a man of 12-team teaser parlays and an abundance of season-long fantasy leagues, Chris "TopherSquints" Giordani gradually honed his fascination for sports and plus-money wagers toward Daily Fantasy Sports. A homegrown Awesemo student from the early stages of the site's inception, he became infatuated with the contrarian DFS mindset and eventually combined his passion for writing with Daily Fantasy at the Sports Gambling Podcast's website blog. Currently, Chris Giordani resides in Orange County, California, enjoys binging on stand-up comedy, and long strolls through the DraftKings lobby.

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