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    MLB Regular Season Props for 2018

    MLB Regular Season Props for 2018

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    Los Angeles Dodgers Total Wins

    The Dodgers dominated the National League a year ago and fell one victory shy of capturing the World Series. Coming off a spectacular 104-win campaign, can the Dodgers surpass the century mark again in 2018? Oddsmakers have set a 96.5 win projection for the Dodgers, with the under coming in as the -145 favourite. Not much has changed with this Dodgers lineup, which features the best pitcher in baseball in Clayton Kershaw. The NL West will be much more competitive but should once again reach 100 wins in 2018.

    Pick: Over 96.5 Wins (+115)

    Anthony Rizzo Total Batting Average

    The all-star Chicago Cubs first baseman is a consistent 30-home run player, hitting that mark in the last four seasons. One thing Rizzo has not accomplished yet in his promising career is hitting a batting average of over .300. Can Rizzo meet that challenge in 2018? Bodog has set Rizzo’s projected batting average at .285 — right around where the slugger has hit in his last four seasons. Rizzo was close in 2016, finishing with a .292 batting average.

    Pick: Over .285 BA (-115)

    Corey Kluber Total Wins

    The Indians ace has recorded 18 wins in three of the last four seasons. Bodog has set Kluber’s win projection mark for the 2018 campaign at 16.5, so you can expect the money to come pouring in on the over, which pays -115. Since breaking into the league in 2011, Kluber has had just 2 losing seasons, winning two Cy Young Awards along the way. The right-hander lost just four decisions in 2017 and held a remarkable ERA of 2.25.

    Pick: Over 18 Wins (-115)

    Edwin Encarnacion Total Home Runs

    How many times will Edwin Encarnacion make his parrot home run trot in 2018? The slugger battled injury in 2017, but still managed to hit 38 home runs last season. Bodog has set Encarnacion’s projected homer total at 35.5, but keep in mind the three-time all-star has surpassed that mark in the last three seasons and in five of the last six campaigns. Encarnacion will lead the Indians in home runs and he’ll hit more than 35.5.

    Pick: Over 35.5 Home Runs

    Mike Trout Batting Average

    An early-season injury reduced Mike Trout to 114 games in 2017, but the two-time American League most valuable player still hit 33 homers with 72 RBIs and maintained a batting average of .306. Can Trout hit over .300 as the Los Angeles Angels look to get back to the post-season in 2018? Bodog has set Trout’s projected batting average at .305 — a mark he has surpassed four times during an incredible career. Entering the prime of his career, the 26-year-old gold glover will hit over .300.

    Pick: Over .305 Batting Average (-130)

    Kenley Jansen Total Saves

    There is probably no better closer in the big leagues than Kenley Jansen. The Los Angeles Dodgers stopper picked up 41 saves in 2017 and 47 the year prior. With a total saves projection of 40.5 set for the upcoming campaign, expect bettors to be lining up to put money on the over, which will pay -115. The Dodgers boast one of the best offenses in the NL, so expect Jansen to get his fair share of save opportunities this season.

    Pick: Over 40.5 Saves (-115)

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