Best MLB prop bets today: SuperDraft player prop picks for Thursday 8/31

The final push to the weekend is upon us, ironically something we know all too well after last night. Wednesday’s picks saw us finish with two wins and two pushes, but since the latter voids, we can consider yesterday a perfect showing at 2-0.

Thursday’s slate is a small one, with only three games taking place in the evening. We are sitting at 5-4 on the week and are up to three voided bets. With four more picks on the way, including two in the Braves must-see matchup against the Dodgers, we’ll want to take advantage of the offerings on SuperDraft to continue our success. 

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Below, we’ll break down four of our favorite player props on SuperDraft for Thursday night’s MLB slate. Users don’t necessarily have to parlay all four picks together, though. Instead, you could make separate two-legged parlays to increase your win probability or attempt to hit it big if all four picks come through.

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Best MLB prop bets today: SuperDraft player prop picks for Thursday 8/31

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CJ Abrams, SS, Nationals vs. Marlins – OVER 0.5 singles

In three games against Braxton Garrett, Abrams has singled in two of them. Overall, he’s 2-for-7, and his recent stretch is the reason we believe Abrams is in line to get a single tonight. In eight of the past 10 games, he’s recorded a hit, including a single, in seven of them. 

With Abrams firmly in the leadoff spot in the lineup, it provides multiple opportunities for the shortstop to get the job done. The matchup against a lefty isn’t a prime spot for Abrams, but Garrett throws his sinker just over 30 percent of the time. That’s a pitch that Abrams has proven to be capable of doing damage with, but he’s been unlucky this year. He’s batting .192, well below the expected .262 number. With that in mind, the Nationals should hope that the ball doesn’t find the defense and they get some production from the leadoff spot. 


Thairo Estrada, 2B, Giants @ Padres – OVER 0.5 singles

Estrada is riding a four-game hitting streak and has a hit in seven of the past 10. Singling in three of the past four, Estrada has also experienced plenty of success against the Padres in his career. The second baseman is batting .301 in 27 games against San Diego and gets a matchup against Pedro Avila.

Avila relies on his fastball over 31 percent of the time, a pitch that Estrada mashes. This season, the Estrada is batting .325 against the heater and performing well above expectations. We like that hot streak to continue as he finds a way to get it done from the No. 2 spot in the lineup. 

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Spencer Strider, SP, Braves @ Dodgers – UNDER 8 strikeouts

SuperDraft is showing a lot of love to the Braves in the City of Angels tonight. Listing Strider at an even eight strikeouts is some evidence of that, as many other sportsbooks have opted for the 7.5 line. If this line was 7.5, we’d be inclined to take the OVER, but in order to win this bet, we’ll need nine Ks. 

With a Dodgers lineup that likes to work the count and walk — second in the league with 539 walks this season — Strider’s pitch count will likely be a big factor tonight. Elsewhere in the lineup, Los Angeles boasts quite a few hitters with low strikeout rates, thus lessening the opportunity for Strider to rack them up quickly. We might end with a push on this play, but we don’t see Strider finding nine strikeouts at Chavez Ravine. Take the UNDER.

Ronald Acuna Jr., OF, Braves @ Dodgers – UNDER 9 fantasy points 

Achieving nine fantasy points in one game is asking for a lot from Acuna. Even if he hits a home run (always a possibility), that’s only eight points. He’d still need another hit, run, or walk in order to beat this number. Dodgers Stadium is far from the friendly hitters park of Coors Field that he just spent the past few days tormenting. 

Acuna is 1-for-3 in his career against Lance Lynn with a home run, but outside of hitting a ball over the wall, it’s unlikely that the star outfielder can reach the big number. Considering that Acuna has only surpassed nine fantasy points in one of the past 10 games, we’ll play the percentages and take the UNDER in the series opener. 

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