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Home / Articles / Saturday MLB Player Prop: J.D. Martinez Set to Smash It Out of the Park

Saturday MLB Player Prop: J.D. Martinez Set to Smash It Out of the Park

By: Jeff Hochman     Date: Jul 29, 2023
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Baseball connoisseurs, we've got a hot ticket for you. J.D. Martinez is poised to make his mark in the upcoming MLB game between the LA Dodgers and Cincinnati. It's not a lock, but the stats point in a pretty enticing direction.

We're talking about a player knocking it out of the park more frequently than most, averaging a home run every 13.12 at-bats this season. Not too shabby. But let's not stop there.

Martinez has been consistent in his performance, whether he's playing at home or on the road. His batting-home run record is 0.29 at home and 0.31 on the road. This kind of consistency is what we like to see in players, especially when we're looking to make a little cash on the side.

But what grabs our attention is his history with Luke Weaver. We're talking about two home runs in just three career at-bats. Now that's a stat that makes you sit up and take notice. You see, history has a funny way of repeating itself, and in this case, we're hoping it does just that.

I know you're thinking, "But what about his recent performance?" Well, let me put your mind at ease. Over the last 20 games, he's been averaging 0.35 batting-home runs; over the previous five games, he's been on an upward trend with an average of 0.4. It's clear that Martinez is on a roll, and we're just here to enjoy the ride.

So, we're looking at a player who's consistent in his performance, has a history of smacking home runs against Weaver, and has been on an upward trend recently. When you combine all these factors, it's hard not to get excited about the prospect of Martinez hitting over 0.5 home runs in the upcoming game.

Remember, though, that we're dealing with a game as unpredictable as baseball. Anything can happen on the day. But, with our data, it seems like a pretty decent shot.

And at +280 odds, I don't know about you, but I like the sound of "J.D. Martinez Over 0.5 Home runs". It's a prop bet worthy of your consideration, and maybe, it'll make the game a little more interesting for you.

So, grab your popcorn, sit back, and see if Martinez can deliver on the diamond. Because nothing quite beats the thrill of watching your bet come to fruition, one home run at a time.

My Selection: J.D. Martinez Over 0.5 Home Runs (+280)

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