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Best MLB Prop Bets Today: Zack Wheeler Highlights Wednesday Prop Bets

Written by: Bryan Zarpentine
Published May 1, 2024
11 min read
Best MLB Prop Bets Today May 1 - Phillies

Our best success on Tuesday was targeting members of the Phillies, so we’re going to continue with that theme on Wednesday. Well, we have one member of the Phillies in mind. But we’re mixing in a few other notable players. Let’s check out Wednesday’s prop bets with odds from DraftKings Sportsbook, which is giving new users $200 in bonus bets if they sign up and place a $5 bet.

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Best MLB Prop Bets Today: Phillies vs Angels (4:07 PM, EST)

Zack Wheeler Under 4.5 Hits Allowed (+105) at DraftKings

Wheeler has been absolutely dominant in his last two starts, so we have to go back to the well with him on Wednesday. He’s allowed a total of two hits over his last 13.1 innings, so he could double that in Wednesday’s game and still stay under 4.5 hits allowed.

Keep in mind that not many members of the Angels have faced him, and those who have faced Wheeler have struggled against him. Also, make note of the mid-afternoon start time, which means the Angels will be battling some shadows against Wheeler, making the task even more difficult.

Zack Wheeler To Record Win (-125) at DraftKings

Given Wheeler’s recent success, we’re going to stack a win for him on top of the hit prop. Not only is Wheeler dominating right now but he’s also pitching deep into games, making it easier for him to get the win.

Of course, the rest of the Phillies have to do their part as well. But remember the Angels have just two wins in their last 13 games. They also just lost Mike Trout to injury. Equally important, Patrick Sandoval and his 6.33 ERA take the mound, so this should be a comfortable win for Wheeler and the Phillies. 

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Best MLB Prop Bets Today: Nationals vs Rangers (8:05 PM, EST)

Andrew Heaney Over 2.5 ER (-110) at DraftKings

We don't often fade pitchers against the Nationals, but Washington has scored 31 runs over its last four games, so we’ll give it a shot. More importantly, Heaney is rocking a 6.26 ERA and has allowed at least three earned runs in three of his last four starts.

Plus, the entire Washington roster is a combined 8 for 19 (.421) against Heaney. There is nothing to like about the lefty's chances of putting together a strong performance on Wednesday, so this is an easy spot to fade him.

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Best MLB Prop Bets Today: Guardians vs Astros (8:10 PM, EST)

Jose Ramirez Over 0.5 RBI (+145) at DraftKings

Betting on Ramirez to record an RBI has become one of our favorite props to target this season. One of the reasons is that Steven Kwan and Andres Gimenez, who bat right in front of Ramirez, continue to have productive seasons. Kwan, specifically, is batting .350 from the leadoff spot. That is helping get Ramirez to the plate with runners on base, explaining his 24 RBI in 28 games.

Equally important, Ramirez is 12 for 37 (.324) with three doubles and three home runs in his career against Justin Verlander, who starts for the Astros. Ramirez sees the ball well against Verlander and should get some RBI opportunities on Wednesday. 

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Best MLB Prop Bets Today: Dodgers vs Diamondbacks (9:40 PM, EST)

Will Smith Over 1.5 Total Bases (-135) at DraftKings

We usually like to get a little more value from a hitter collecting multiple bases in a game. But Smith is so hot right now that this seems like a safe play.

The Los Angeles catcher is third in the league with a .362 batting average. He also has 13 extra-base hits in 27 games. In fact, Smith has an extra-base hit in seven of the last eight games he's started. Just for good measure, he’s 2 for 4 with a triple and a homer against Arizona starter Jordan Montgomery.

Everything is pointing toward Smith collecting multiple bases once again.

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Bryan Zarpentine is a 2008 graduate of Syracuse University and has been working as a freelance writer and editor since 2010. During that time, he has contributed to countless sites while covering baseball, soccer, the NFL, college football, and college basketball.

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