MLB Bets: Take Ronald Acuna, Alex Verdugo Total Bases Props

Ronald Acuna Jr. and Alex Verdugo have been hitting the cover off the baseball over the last few days.

The two outfielders each had three hits on Tuesday night inside Fenway Park and they could do even more damage in Wednesday's clash between the Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox.

The pitching matchup between Kyle Wright and Nick Pivetta lends itself to a high-scoring affair and it is easy to see the players at the top of each order earn a minimum of four at-bats.

In terms of offensive excitement, the Braves and Red Sox should produce the best game on Wednesday's slate, but there are other betting angles that look juicy, especially in the late window.

Wednesday MLB Props

August Record: 10-9 (4-2 Tuesday)

Ronald Acuna Jr. Over 1.5 Total Bases (-110)

Ronald Acuna Jr. appears to be back.

The Braves leadoff hitter struggled throughout July, but he has finally found some form again in August.

Acuna had two multi-hit games over the weekend against the New York Mets and he produced three hits on Tuesday night in Boston.

Acuna has 17 total bases, 12 hits, two doubles and a homer in August and he should continue that run against Nick Pivetta.

Pivetta allowed 28 earned runs in his last six starts. He conceded 46 hits in that span and he let up seven home runs since July 1.

Alex Verdugo Over 1.5 Total Bases (+130)

I love the price on Alex Verdugo's total bases prop.

Verdugo has eight hits and 15 total bases over his last four games. He had two doubles and a single in last night's high-scoring affair.

Atlanta starter Kyle Wright has been tagged for seven or eight hits in four of his last five appearances. He just allowed four home runs and six earned runs in his last outing against the Mets.

The top of the Red Sox lineup can still do some damage and I expect Verdugo to clean up behind Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts.

Paul DeJong Over 1.5 Total Bases (+105)

Paul DeJong's success at the plate over the last week has been a revelation for the St. Louis Cardinals.

DeJong was sent down to Triple-A in May and was recalled after Edmundo Sosa was dealt to Philadelphia. DeJong has taken full advantage of his new opportunity as the everyday shortstop.

He has four home runs and three doubles since July 30 and he has 14 total bases on five hits in the month of August.

DeJong was one of the very few bright spots in the St. Louis order in Tuesday's blowout loss inside Coors Field. Most of DeJong's damage has come against righties, but he does have a .756 OPS against lefties in 16 at-bats.

The Cardinals go up against Kyle Freeland, who has conceded at least six hits in five of his last six starts. Freeland is hittable and the Cardinals need a better performance at the plate on Wednesday to erase Tuesday's blowout from their memory.

Madison Bumgarner

Over 17.5 Outs (-180)

To Record A Win (+155)

If you think betting on Madison Bumgarner is gross, well take a look at the Pittsburgh offense lately, and you will find more disgusting stats.

Pittsburgh was shutout by Zac Gallen on Monday and it scored a single run in seven innings against Tommy Henry on Tuesday. The Pirates scored three runs in the eighth off Arizona's bullpen on Tuesday, but they still lost by two runs.

Pittsburgh has not been good against left-handed pitching. The NL Central side leads the majors in strikeouts against southpaws and it ranks 28th in batting average versus lefties.

Bumgarner has been consistent with his length and earning decisions over the last two months. He was involved in the final decision in 11 of his last 12 starts and he lasted into the sixth inning in four of the last five appearances.

Bumgarner should be able to go six innings or more on Wednesday to put the Diamondbacks in position to win. The DBacks should get plenty of scoring chances against Mitch Keller, who allowed at least five hits in all of his last eight appearances.

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