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Well it’s Monday and we are blessed with one shitty pitchers slate. Literally everyone is overpriced and it’s already pretty obvious who the chalk will be. I’m going to give you a few options and tell you what route I’m taking tonight… believe me, it’s not pretty
Zack Grienke vs Chicago White Sox ($10,700 DK/$10,800 FD)
This should be the chalkiest play of the night, but we need to keep our eyes on the weather. It doesn’t sound like it should be a PPD, but absolutely a delay is a reasonable thing to guess. With that being said, I worry about Grienke getting full run tonight and at that price he’s scary.
Anyways let’s pretend the game plays and we have our ace. Vegas has Greinke at a -285 favorite and an implied run total sitting at 2.47. That run total has dropped -0.27 which makes the play even better. On the road the right hander holds a 2.85 ERA and a 8.32 K/9. If this game plays, Grienke should dominate.
Joey Lucchesi vs Tampa Bay Rays ($10,000 DK/$7,600 FD
This price on DraftKings just makes me sick, but I think he’s fine for cash. With Lucchesi is sitting at a -130 favorite with an implied run total sitting at 3.57. The Rays can explode at any time, but they can really dud in big situations. If you’re playing cash on this shit slate, Joey is your SP1.
Now let’s get funky…
Austin Pruitt vs San Diego Padres ($4,500 DK/$5,500 FD)
Vegas has Pruitt as a +120 underdog with an implied total sitting at 4.43… Pruitt I get it, he doesn’t have a ton of upside, but have you seen this slate? Literally makes me sick. What Pruitt does have is a pretty good matchup and he is super cheap! He could go 4-5 innings and if he can get us 10 DK points we are beyond happy. He will be my SP2 today, but GPP only.
Brock Stewart vs Texas Rangers ($4,000DK/$5,500 FD)
Stewart is another dude that really isn’t good, but I’m not afraid of Texas at all. Stewart is a -117 favorite with an implied run total sitting at 5.20. I get it, that’s ugly but he is also only 4K. We are looking at a slate where all pitchers are overpriced and we have tons of games to stack. I wouldn’t even hate you if you played Steward and Pruitt to get every bat you want.
Pitchers today are a mess, I really think it’s a GPP only slate and you need to get funky. Good luck!
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