MLB DFS Top Pitchers for Thursday 4/6/23
The first pitcher on our list is Kevin Gausman of the Toronto Blue Jays, who will be facing off against the Kansas City Royals. The Blue Jays are currently the largest betting favorites on the slate, with a -200 line.
Gausman himself is coming off a solid first start of the year, where he allowed three runs (zero earned runs) on eight hits, one walk, and seven strikeouts in 6.0 innings. Additionally, Gausman had a successful 2022 campaign with the Blue Jays, finishing with a 3.35 ERA, 3.34 xERA, and 2.75 xFIP, among other impressive stats.
His matchup against the Royals is favorable, as they have only one projected starter with a wRC+ above 108 against righties since 2021. As a result, Gausman is the most attractive pitching option for today’s slate.
The next pitcher to consider is Lance Lynn of the Chicago White Sox, who will be facing the San Francisco Giants. Lynn’s first start of the season had its ups and downs, as he walked four batters and hit one in 5.2 innings. However, he only allowed two runs and struck out six batters in that same game.
While the Giants are not an easy opponent, Lynn benefits from the favorable betting odds for his team, with a -135 line, and the game’s total of 8.0 runs being the lowest on the slate. Lynn had a solid 2022 campaign, finishing with a 3.99 ERA, 3.62 xERA, and 3.35 SIERA, among other notable stats.
The third pitcher on our list is Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox, who will be facing off against the Detroit Tigers. Sale’s first start of the season wasn’t great, as he allowed seven runs and three homers to the Orioles. However, he did strike out six batters and his plate discipline data was impressive.
While Fenway Park is known to be a tough venue for pitchers, Sale will be playing in the pitcher-friendly Comerica Park, which has the lowest park factor for homers (0.738) among all parks. Additionally, the Tigers don’t have any notable lefty-killing hitters, making Sale’s matchup more favorable.
The Red Sox are also the second-largest betting favorites on the slate, with a -155 line, and the game’s total of 8.0 runs is tied for the lowest of the slate. Sale is a great tournament option with big upside in this matchup
Moving onto our fourth and final pitcher, we have Alex Wood of the San Francisco Giants, who will be facing the Chicago White Sox. Interestingly, we actually wrote up the White Sox in our “MLB DFS Top Stacks” article, so it’s worth noting that Wood may have a tough matchup against a team that has been batting .330 against pitchers with a similar repertoire to his over the past two years.
However, despite this, there are some positive factors to consider when it comes to Wood’s matchup today. The game’s total is only 8.0 runs, tied for the lowest on the slate, and the White Sox are just -135 favorites, which bodes well for Wood’s chances of keeping the score low.
While his DK projections aren’t as high as the other pitchers on this list, Wood could still make for a solid contrarian pick in today’s slate.
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