MLB Picks and Advice 8-21
TMay comes at us this morning with his brief picks and advice of the FanDuel and DraftKings main slate.Be sure to dive into Discord later and get your coaching, cash picks, tiered rankings, projections and ratings, and the rest of the MLB content!
Aaron Nola- At $9,900 on DraftKings and $10,700 on FanDuel, Nola is priced up for a matchup against Atlanta. Nola has been one of the best pitchers in baseball in 2020 posting a K/9 of 12.65 and a FIP of 2.27. Atlanta struck out 10 times against Nola during their last meeting and I expect a solid outing from Nola today.
Max Fried- At $8,900 on DraftKings and $9,400 on FanDuel, Fried is at a reasonable price point for a matchup against Philadelphia. Fried has been elite in 2020 posting a K/9 of 8.65 and. a FIP of 2.35. I’m looking to Fried for a high floor play. I expect a quality start from Fried.
Los Angeles Dodgers- The Dodgers have a matchup against Jon Gray with an implied run total of 5.45. Gray has posted a FIP of 4.68 in 2020 and the total suggests the Dodgers lineup should score plenty of runs. Focus on Mookie Betts, Max Muncy, Cody Bellinger, and Joc Pederson.
Cleveland Indians- The Indians have a matchup against Michael Fulmer with an implied run total of 5.48. The Cleveland offense has come to life after a slow start and just dominated Fulmer on 8/16. I expect the Indians to score in bunches in this spot. Focus on Franmil Reyes, Jose Ramirez, Francisco Lindor, and Carlos Santana.
Walker Beuhler- At $10,200 on DraftKings and $8,500 on FanDuel, Buehler is underpriced on FanDuel and priced where he should be on DraftKings. Beuhler has struggled with command posting a 4.26 BB/9 and a HR/9 of 2.37. Buehler is the most talented pitched on the slate and I expect him to attack the Colorado lineup on today’s slate. I’ll have shares of Buehler in tournaments.
Adam Plutko- At $6,300 on DraftKings and $6,100 on FanDuel, Plutko is priced down for a matchup against Detroit. Plutko is a below-average starting pitcher but, Detroit has struck out 27.5% of their plate appearances in 2020. An implied run total of 4.02 indicates that there’s an avenue for success for Plutko. I’ll have shares of Plutko to get to the higher-priced bats.
San Fransisco Giants- The Giants have a matchup against Robbie Ray with an implied run total of 4.5. Ray has struggled in 2020 posting a BB/9 of 8.18 and a FIP of 7.69. A lack of command equates to more run-scoring opportunities for the Giants. Focus on Austin Slater, Wilmer Flores, Joey Bart, and Mike Yastrzemski.
Oakland Athletics- The A’s have a matchup against Andrew Heaney with an implied run total of 4.75. The A’s have been swinging hot bats in recent weeks pushing their 2020 wRC+ to 109 and ISO to .191. I expect Oakland to be under-owned and they have power throughout the lineup. Focus on Matt Chapman, Marcus Semien, Ramon Laureano, and Mark Canha.
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