Best MLB Prop Bets: Top MLB Prop Bets for September 12th

The Houston Astros celebrate a HR near home plate against the Angels

Down the stretch we come! Under a month remains in the marathon that is the Major League Baseball season and a bunch of playoff positions are still at stake. The Guardians and White Sox find themselves separated by just 2.5 games, the Mets hold a 1.5 game lead over the Braves, and the Yankees still find themselves in a battle for the A.L. East. It’s a smaller slate in baseball today, but still some value to be had. We’re headed to FanDuel and DraftKings for our odds today. Check out Brian and I’s top MLB prop bets for September 12th.

See our MLB Prop Bets from last Friday here

Top MLB Prop Bets for September 12th

Astros 1st Half Result (-120, FanDuel) vs Tigers

This one is kind of a “don’t think, just shoot” type of bet. The Astros are the American League’s best team holding a 5.5-game lead over the Yankees for that spot, so while locking up the top seed looks likely, it’s far from a sure thing. Framber Valdez is throwing for the Astros today who is quietly having one of the best seasons of any starter in the American League, and with Justin Verlander still sidelined becomes their ace.

He opposes Eduardo Rodriguez who in 61.0 IP this season has issued 25 walks. If he’s giving Astros free passes, they’re very likely to take advantage. The Astros have every advantage tonight and an ace on the mound, let’s take their 1st Half.

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Spencer Strider Over 7.5 Strikeouts (EVEN, DraftKings) Bet 1u to win 1u

Spencer “The Mustache Man” Strider has taken the league by storm. Since entering the starting rotation at the end of May, he’s racked up 146 strikeouts in his 96.1 innings spanning 18 starts. He set a Braves franchise record striking out 16 Rockies two starts ago, and followed that up with a pedestrian 9K performance in Oakland last Wednesday.

Strider gets a Giants team who is one of the easiest on the year to strikeout, doing so the 5th most times at 1248. The San Francisco offense doesn’t scare anyone and Spencer is simply one of the best pitchers going right now. He’s gone over this number in three of his last four and in 50% of all his starts on the season. At even money, adding this to our top MLB prop bets for September 12th was a no-brainer for me.

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Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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