Friday's MLB card blesses us with 15 games to analyze. A couple of intriguing interleague series will begin as Atlanta takes on Houston and Boston heads to Milwaukee. Seattle welcoming St. Louis should also be an entertaining series.
As for our MLB props, they went 2-1 on Tuesday, which was nice to see. We cashed with Patrick Wisdom's total bases and the Under in the first inning of Atlanta at San Diego. Our only loser was on Josiah Gray, who fell well short of his strikeouts number.
Ready for today's jam-packed baseball slate? We're ready to roll with 3 MLB Props for Friday, April 21. Best of luck this weekend!
To kick things off, let's go with Mr. Nola to go over this modest strikeouts total. The 29-year-old has struggled with his control to start 2023, but he still has dominant stuff when he's in a groove.
Nola is coming off of a decent performance against the Reds, where he picked up the win by only allowing 2 earned runs through 6 innings. That's a sign that he's starting to settle in.
We also like this prop from a matchup perspective. Colorado ranks 21st in the league in strikeouts per game (9.25). The Rockies have 4 players in the lineup (McMahon, Cron, Tovar, Profar) who strike out 25% of the time or higher.
Tatis went hitless through 5 at-bats in his 2023 debut last night after missing last season with injuries and a PED suspension. Now that he's seen some live pitching and gotten over some jitters, we're expecting a much better performance from Tatis tonight.
This kid is still just 24 years old, and he was one of the game's biggest stars after smacking 42 home runs in 2021. Tatis will be facing Zac Gallen tonight, which makes us like this Over even more.
Tatis is hitting .333 in his career against Gallen with 2 homers and 2 RBI. Numbers like that are hard to ignore. Let's play the Over!
Everyone in baseball knows how bad the Oakland A's are this season. Nevertheless, we're betting that Noda can get just one hit off of Rangers starter Jon Gray.
Gray has a nice ERA of 3.21 to start the year, but he had to leave his last start after being struck in his throwing arm by a 109 MPH line drive. You have to wonder where Gray's head is after a traumatic incident like that.
Noda is a 27-year-old rookie that has started slowly but has shown some promise. He's hitting .227 with 2 home runs through 44 at-bats this season. We'll hold our breath, play the Over, and hope that Noda is a bright spot in the Oakland lineup tonight.