Well, it is time to talk about another amazing slate of baseball… meh it’s a four gamer gross. But money is still to be made and these picks should give you some help on where to go! We have some interesting games today Oakland vs Angels (LETS GO OAKLAND!! Sorry Shane), Coors of course and a few other important divisional games that are also fun to watch.
Enough of my talking because I am sure you guys don’t care about that…let’s talk about two pitchers that I think can help you win some serious cassssssssh flow today!
Here we go –
First pitcher I want to talk about is Sandy Alcantara $8300 vs Washington
Now, I never would of thought I would target the Nationals, because to be honest. Their lineup is pretty damn good and are can definitely handle business. Now with that said, we really need to focus on the statistics that may show that today is going to be an off day for these Nationals.
Alcantara gets a huge ballpark boost with the Nationals traveling to Miami and Alcantara believe it or not isn’t shabby. In Miami he holds a 3.40 ERA with a 7.69 K/9. He has been better against lefties this season so that helps a ton with the dangerous lefties in the Nationals lineup.
I do see Alcantara as a + 170 underdog, but that is because Strasburg is going against him. Now let’s break down the stats to show why he is REALLY in play.
Washington on the road vs RHP.
K%-23.4% (15th overall)
WOBA- .303 (23rd)
As you can see the numbers are there for Alcantara to do his thing tonight and if the pesky Marlins show up vs an ace (which they have done before) then a W is a possibility. Don’t be afraid to play this man and enjoy the nice production that comes with it!
Now, I never love writing up high priced pitchers because… well duh, it is pretty clear when you should play them. With that being said, you all know what pitcher you should play and that is San Diego state himself, Stephen Strasburg.
Instead of breaking that down, I am going to just talk about a pitcher that I believe should go under the radar… that is Griffin Canning vs Oakland ($8,500) who is a –158 favorite. Now, if you know me you would know that it kills me to write about this man. Reason being is that I am a DIE HARD A’s fan, but with that being said I really know this team. A’s are coming off a quick two game series in St. Louis and I think the time change, traveling, and now heading across the country to beautiful Anaheim could be an issue for the A’s. Canning has pitched against these A’s twice this year already and has put up 19 DK points and 16 DK points.
Normally, he pitches every four days but was now given an extra day with the call up Barria. Could be beneficial for him against this tough Oakland team. Let’s now look at the A’s numbers on the road vs RHP.
K%- 22K% (21st)
Now, I am not saying the A’s can just light this kid up because well they are pretty damn good. But, when it comes to DFS I always try to think of the whole picture and not just what the statistics are telling me.
For this slate I would really attack with Strasburg, Canning, Alcantara, and if you want to get real risky Buehler at Coors.
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