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5 FREE FanDuel and DraftKings MLB DFS Picks 5/9

MLB DFS has an eleven-game main slate on DraftKings, FanDuel, and SuperDraft. The main slate begins at 1:05 PM EST/10:05 AM PST.

**Weather Note: Cin @ Cle postponed. It is now a 10-game slate**

These are the early morning Top 5 MLB DFS Picks for DraftKings and Fanduel. Be sure to dive into the MLB DFS Rankings, Cash Picks, and Player Pool or the GPP Picks and Player Pool afterward. And of course, the Rise or Fall MLB DFS Projections, ownerships, player ratings, and data are a good place to start for daily fantasy sports.

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DraftKings MLB DFS Picks (Pitcher) – Lucas Giolito, CWS @ KC, O/U 7.5

Yesterday I had Lance Lynn in this spot and today we’re targeting KC bats with Lucas Giolito. The White Sox hurler comes into today’s action as the second highest rated pitcher on the slate. Jacob deGrom is on the slate today so I’ll let you guess who the highest rated pitcher is.

Giolito has a 25.5% strikeout rate and walks about 10% of the batters he faces. The Royals have lost seven straight games. I’m looking for a dominant performance from Giolito as he hands KC  their eighth consecutive loss.

DraftKings MLB DFS Picks (Stack) – Washington Nationals, WAS @ NYY, O/U 9

The Nationals rank as the second best stack, and the fourth highest owned stack in the Team Rise or Fall MLB DFS Study Hub for Draftkings. They’re in a game with a projected nine run total and the wind blowing out to left field. That sounds like a combination we can take advantage of for fantasy purposes.

FanDuel MLB DFS Picks (Pitcher) – Kenta Maeda, MIN @ DET, O/U 7.5

Maeda takes the mound for the Twins a day after they dropped a game to the awful Tigers. I’m expecting Minnesota to get back in the win column after a solid performance from Maeda.

Maeda has a 28.6% strikeout rate and a 7.4% base on balls rate. The Tigers strikeout more than any team in baseball at 29.6%. Seems like a perfect storm for Kenta to have a great game. And speaking of storms, keep your eyes on the weather news for this game. It’s looking wet in Detroit.

FanDuel MLB DFS Picks (Stack) – Seattle Mariners, SEA @ TEX O/U 8.5

The Mariners lost to the Rangers 9-8 yesterday. Today I’m looking for a similar scoring output as they pick up the win against Texas. Seattle is rolling out a balanced lineup with five right-handers and four left-handers. Right-hander Dane Dunning is on the bump for the Rangers today so I do like the lefties a little more.

MLB DFS Lineup Winning Pick – Boston Red Sox, BOS @ BAL, O/U 9

The Red Sox are averaging nine runs per game over their last five games. They’ve gone 4-1 over that stretch. If we take a larger look we Boston is averaging six runs per game over their last 10 games. I’ve liked the Boston hitters a lot in this space and I’m back on them today. Hopefully hot bats lead to hot cash in our accounts.

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