Let’s look to end this week on a high note with some winning MLB player props over on Underdog Fantasy! After crunching the numbers and sifting through the data, I found a few player props that stand out as my best bets of the day. Some of my favorite props of the day feature Lane Thomas and Jordan Walker on the best side of their splits, as well as Philadelphia ace Zack Wheeler in a good matchup against the Oakland Athletics. Don't forget to check out the latest MLB weather report and the confirmed MLB lineups when placing those MLB betting picks, as well as our MLB daily projections and MLB Batter vs Pitcher page that will help uncover the best matchups for MLB player props and your MLB DFS lineups. Let's dive into the top MLB player picks on Underdog Fantasy for Sunday, June 18th.


Lane Thomas, Washington Nationals - OVER 1.5 Hits + Runs + RBI

Thomas is 6-for-13 with two home runs in his career against Jesus Luzardo, and he’s always in play when facing a left-hander. Thomas has hit southpaws at a .356 clip this season, and he has a .303 average and 135 wRC+ at home this season. He’s surpassed this line in eight of his last ten games, and Luzardo has a 5.93 ERA and 1.63 WHIP on the road this season. Thomas has hit safely in nine of his last ten games with five multi-hit performances and only two games without a run scored or an RBI. Let’s look to ride the hot bat here with Thomas in a good matchup!

Jordan Walker, St. Louis Cardinals - OVER 0.5 Singles

Carlos Carrasco has been pitching a bit better of late, I’ll give him that, but his numbers at home are rather high, despite facing teams like the Marlins, Guardians, and Phillies at home this season. Right-handed hitters have had more success against Carrasco this season, posting a .273/.347/.489 line against the veteran right-hander. Walker has a .317 average and .873 OPS versus RHP’s pitching this season, and during his current ten-game hit streak, eight of his 14 hits have been singles. I like Walker to have a solid day, with one of his hits today being a single, giving us the over.

Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies - UNDER 1.5 Walks Allowed

Through his first five starts of the year, Wheeler walked ten batters over 26.2 innings, good for a 3.38 BB/9. However, over his last nine starts, he has just eight walks over 55.1 innings, good for a 1.30 BB/9. He has nine straight starts with one or fewer walks, and Oakland has been league average in terms of walk rate against right-handed pitching over the last two weeks. Wheeler likes to get ahead early (65% F-Strike% over his last nine starts) and then put batters away from there. Oakland may not be quite the pushover they were in the beginning of the season, but this is a lineup that Wheeler should work through with ease, on his way to a big day with fewer than two walks.


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