2017 MLB Props Odds You Need to Bet on Right Now!

Posted by Eric Williams on Wednesday,April 5, 2017 5:19, EDT in

With the 2017 MLB regular season just three days old, you’ve still got time to cash in on some of this season’s most intriguing futures odds. I’ve done all of the homework, now all you have to do is go with the flow to strike pay dirt on the vast majority of my expert MLB betting picks. Now, let’s get started.

2017 MLB Props Odds You Need to Bet on Right Now!

What will be the fastest pitch recorded during the 2017 regular season?

Over 105 MPH (-160)
Under 105 MPH (+130)

Analysis: New York Yankees hurler Aroldis Chapman was the only pitcher in all of baseball to top 103.6 mph or more last season while topping 105 miles per hour three times. I see no reason why Chapman can’t throw a least one pitch over 105 MPH in 2017, especially during the summer months. Simply put, bet the Over.

Pick: Over 105 MPH

What will be the longest home run recorded during the 2017 regular season?

Over 502.5 feet (-200)
Under 502.5 feet (+155)

Analysis: There was only one home run hit over 500 feet last season as Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton took Chad Bettis way deep for a 504-foot long ball, but I’m going to say that no one smacks another 500-foot blast this season.

Pick: Under 502.5 feet

When will Albert Pujols record his 600th home run?

Before May 21, 2017 (-115)
After May 21, 2017 (-115)

Analysis: Pujols is sitting on 591 career home runs and hit 31 dingers in 2016, but he’s clearly no longer the MVP-caliber superstar that he once was in St. Louis. With this wager you’re basically betting on whether Pujols will hit nine home runs in the first seven weeks of the season. My guess is that he won’t hit No. 600 until the latter part of May or early June when the weather starts to heat up and baseballs start jumping off hitters’ bats.

Pick: After May 21, 2017

When will Adrian Beltre record his 3000th hit?

Before May 31, 2017 (-115)
After May 31, 2017 (-115)

Analysis: Beltre entered the 2017 season needing just 58 hits to reach the coveted 3,000-hit milestone. Simply put, by averaging 35 hits per month, which is what he did last season, Beltre will reach 3,000 hits before May 3. Don’t over-think this wager, play the ‘before’ selection baseball bettors.

Pick: Before May 31, 2017

How many combined home runs will Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo have in the 2017 regular season?

Over 67 (-115)
Under 67 (-115)

Analysis: The gift-giving Kris Kringle…I mean, Bryant, hit 39 home runs last season while Anthony Rizzo smacked 32 long balls to top the 30-homer mark for the third straight season. Maybe it’s me, but I’m thinking the pair are a virtual lock to smack over 67 combined home runs in 2017.

Pick: Over 67 Home Runs

Will David Ortiz come out of retirement and play for the Red Sox during the 2017 regular season?

Yes +2500
No -12000

Analysis: Nope…not gonna’ happen as Big Papi was virtually begged to not retire following his jaw-dropping 2016 campaign in which he hit a phenomenal .315 with 38 home runs and 127 RBI.

Pick: No

Will Yasiel Puig be benched for any non-related (disciplinary) reasons during the 2017 regular season?

Yes +250
No -350

Analysis: Yasiel Puig will not, repeat…not, be suspended for any disciplinary issues in 2017 after nearly throwing his career in the big away a year ago because of his repeated foolishness.

Pick: No

How many players will be suspended for steroids/PEDs during the 2017 regular season?

Over 8.5 (-115)
Under 8.5 (-115)

Analysis: The PED steroid era apparently isn’t as over as MLB big wigs would have you believe. A stunning nine big leaguers were suspended last season for PED usage, up from the five players suspended in 2015.

While I know some foolish ballplayers will still get caught cheating this season, I’m going to say it definitely won’t be another nine players, making the Under the pick here.

Pick: Under 8.5 Players Suspended