2022 MLB Field of Dreams Game Props and Picks: Cubs vs. Reds

  • Date & Location: Thursday, August 11 at Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa
  • Time: 7:15 p.m. ET
  • How to Watch: FOX

Major League Baseball held the first Field of Dreams Game in August 2021. In that matchup, the Chicago White Sox defeated the New York Yankees by a score of 9-8. MLB held the game in a temporary ballpark with seating for 8,000. The park is next to the site of the 1989 movie, “Field of Dreams.” Like in the film, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1990, the teams entered the playing field through a cornfield in the outfield. The 2022 version of the Field of Dreams Game, which features a National League matchup this year between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds, will be held in the ballpark.

One hundred and fifty nine acres of cornfields surround The Field of Dreams park. Fans who attend the game, a lottery for tickets was held earlier this year and winners (who had to have an Iowa zip code) were limited to four tickets, enter the park via a corn maze from the movie site to the stadium.

The Cubs uniforms are an homage to the 1920 home unis of the Chicago club, while the Reds will have throwbacks to their 1919 uniforms.

Before we look at the prop bets and picks for the 2022 Field of Dreams game between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds, check out our 2022 MLB Props Betting Guide as well as the best sites for betting on MLB in 2022. 

Total Home Runs 2022 Field of Dreams prop

Total Home Runs in 2022 Field of Dreams GameBetOnline
Over 5.5 Home Runs-115
Under 5.5 Home Runs-115

The 2021 Field of Dreams Game saw eight home runs hit, including the game-winning walk off homer in the bottom of the ninth from Tim Anderson of the Chicago White Sox. That home run came after the Yankees went from being down 7-4 to moving to an 8-7 lead following home runs from Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.

Chicago has three players who have hit double digit home runs this season in Patrick Wisdom, Wilson Contreras and Christopher Morel. Cincinnati also has three players with 10 or more homers in Brandon Drury, Tommy Pham and Joey Votto.

The Field of Dreams ballpark has measurements of 335 feet to left and right, 380 to the gaps and 400 feet to centerfield.

The Cubs are averaging .98 home runs per game this season, while the Reds have hit 0.95 homers per game on average.

Prediction: Under 5.5 home runs in the 2022 Field of Dreams game.

Home Runs In 2022 Field of Dreams GameUNDER 5.5 HOMERS
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-115
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Home Run NOT to land in Cornfield prop

Home Run NOT To Land in Corn FieldBetOnline
No-400
Yes+300

This is an interesting prop. If a player hits a home run in left or right, it’s going to land in the cornfield. If a player hits a homer in dead center, it’s going to land in the bullpen or if it manages to clear the bullpen, in the cornfield. As a reference point, all the home runs in the 2021 game landed in the corn.

Prediction: All home runs will land in cornfield in 2022 Field of Dreams Game

Home Runs in cornfield In 2022 Field of Dreams GameNO
★★★★★
-400
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What Will be Said First, Kevin Costner or Ray Liotta prop

Who Will Be Mentioned First: Ray Liotta or Kevin CostnerBetOnline
Ray Liotta-200
Kevin Constner+150

Ray Liotta played “Shoeless” Joe Jackson in the “Field of Dreams” film alongside director and star Kevin Costner. Liotta died on May 26, 2022, at 67. With Liotta’s passing I think the commentary team will mention his name in a dedication clip before the game begins. However, this one could be very tight because there’s a chance Costner’s name comes before Liotta’s because of his bigger role in the movie and influence and involvement in the game.

Prediction: Ray Liotta will be mentioned before Kevin Costner at the 2022 Field of Dreams Game

Mentioned First, Ray Liotta or Kevin Costner at 2022 Field of Dreams GameRay Liotta
★★★★★
-200
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What Will Happen First. Movie Clip or Home Run prop

What Happens First: Movie Clip or Home RunBetOnline
Clip of Field of Dreams Movie-150
Home Run+110

Last year a clip of the film played as the intro to the Field of Dreams game. I would be very surprised if the same thing doesn’t happen for the 2022 Field of Dreams game. However, this prop bet, as it is defined, does not include the pregame or commercials. With that, this is an interesting pick, but barring a home run in the first inning by the first team to hit, I think we see a movie clip before a home run.

Prediction: A movie clip will play before the first home run of the 2022 Field of Dreams game.

What Happens first, Movie Clip or Home Run at 2022 Field of Dreams GameMovie Clip
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-150
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