Atlanta Braves slugger Matt Olson has been a popular pick on home run props to start the MLB season, and those bettors were rewarded in a big way on Saturday. Many fans cashed in when the lefty slugger was able to clear the fence in right field during his first at-bat against Washington Nationals starter Josiah Gray on Saturday afternoon. Betting reports showed the Matt Olson home run props were an incredibly popular wager on the MLB slate.
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Bettors Cash in on Matt Olson Home Run Prop Saturday
Per FanDuel Sportsbook, Olson to hit a home run (+210) was the most bet MLB prop on the board Saturday.
Matt Olson was the most bet HR prop today…
HIM AND RONALD ACUNA JUST WENT BACK TO BACK 💣💣
Olson to hit a HR (+210) ✅
Acuna to hit a HR (+285) ✅
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— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) April 1, 2023
The Matt Olson home run attention on Saturday is hardly a surprise. The first baseman had heavy shoes to fill when replacing Freddie Freeman in Atlanta last season, and he did not disappoint. The big lefty slashed .240/.325/.477 with 34 home runs and 103 RBIs.
“It’s not easy to undergo a lot of newness in his life and in his career right now. I think it probably just happened in a good time in his career, he’s been an established major leaguer and it’s not an east position. The makeup of the person, the kinda guy he is, how he’s ingracatiate himself into our clubhouse, on our team has been awesome,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said of how Olson has fit into the Braves’ clubhouse, per Audacy.
Although Olson put up great power numbers in 2022, he is certainly looking to improve this season and should have an advantage now that the extreme shift has been outlawed. Of course, the easiest way for a player with Olson’s skill-set to get past a shift is to hit the ball over the wall. And he has done that at an elite clip throughout his entire career.
For Matt Olson, the 2023 season has gotten off to a nice start, and he was able to make a whole lot of home run prop bettors very happy with his towering shot on Saturday afternoon.
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