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Alright sports junkies, it's time to get your fix. We've got five games on deck today, with the first pitch flying at 1:10 PM EST. Angels and Tigers are going head-to-head at Comerica Park. Let's dive into the madness!

Batter Up: Today's DFS Hotshots

  • πŸ”₯ Cody Bellinger is on fire with 18 hits in 48 at-bats, a .375 average, 6 HRs, and 17 RBIs. He's up against Jack Flaherty today who's sporting a 4.43 ERA. Last time Flaherty was on the mound, he gave up 3 runs on 8 hits.
  • πŸ”₯ Nico Hoerner is not far behind with 17 hits in 50 at-bats, a .340 average, 2 HRs, and 12 RBIs. He's also facing Flaherty today.
  • πŸ”₯ CJ Abrams has been consistent with 16 hits in 50 at-bats, a .320 average, 3 HRs, and 6 RBIs. He's up against Jose Quintana who has a 3.27 ERA.
  • πŸ”₯ Nolan Gorman is showing promise with 14 hits in 39 at-bats, a .359 average, 5 HRs, and 13 RBIs. He's facing Marcus Stroman today who has a 3.53 ERA.
  • πŸ”₯ Lars Nootbaar rounds out our top five with 14 hits in 45 at-bats, a .311 average, 3 HRs, and 6 RBIs. He's also up against Stroman today.

And let's not forget Mickey Moniak of the LAA who's been hitting consistently for 14 games straight. πŸ‘

Pitch Perfect: Today's Top DFS Pitchers

  • πŸ”₯ Shohei Ohtani of the LAA is leading the pack with an ERA of 6.86, 145 KOs, and 18 HRs allowed in 98 games.
  • πŸ”₯ Lance Lynn of the CWS is not far behind with an ERA of 7.07, 144 KOs, and 28 HRs allowed in 21 games.
  • πŸ”₯ Michael Lorenzen of the DET is holding his own with an ERA of 3.67, 76 KOs, and 11 HRs allowed in 17 games.

Game On: Today's DFS Showdowns You Can't Afford to Miss

Here are the matchups that have us on the edge of our seats today:

πŸ”₯ Angels 52-49 (-131) vs Tigers 46-55 (+109) 8.5 O/U at 1:10 PM

The Angels are coming in hot, ranked #2 for home runs per game. They're up against Tigers' pitcher Michael Lorenzen who has a 3.49 ERA. Lorenzen also has the #24 highest strikeout rate in baseball, averaging 4.47 per start. This game is going to be a slugfest!

❄️ Nationals 43-59 (+180) vs Mets 47-54 (-220) 9.0 O/U at 7:10 PM

The Nationals' Jake Irvin is struggling with a 5.09 ERA, making him one of the worst starters in baseball. He's up against Jose Quintana of the Mets who has a 3.27 ERA. This game could go either way, but we're leaning towards the Mets.

πŸ”₯ Cubs 50-51 (-106) vs Cardinals 46-57 (-114) 9.0 O/U at 7:45 PM

The Cubs are one of the highest run-scoring teams in baseball, averaging 5.7 per game. They're up against Jack Flaherty of the Cardinals who has a 4.43 ERA. This game is going to be a high-scoring affair, so get your popcorn ready!

Pick of the Day

Our favorite pick of the day? We're liking the Cubs at -106. With their high run-scoring average and the Cardinals' struggling pitcher, we're expecting a lot of action from this game. πŸ€

🏁 Home Run Prop Favorites

πŸ₯‡Cody Bellinger CHC +500

Cody Bellinger is facing off against Jack Flaherty, who has a higher than average ERA of 4.43 and gives up a home run to 2.1% of batters. Bellinger's recent form is impressive, with 6 home runs in his last 48 at-bats, and his overall home run percentage is a solid 5.77%. The wind at Busch Stadium is blowing out to left field at 12MPH, which could give Bellinger's hits an extra push.

πŸ₯ˆJosh Naylor CLE +440

Josh Naylor is up against Lance Lynn, who has an alarming ERA of 6.47 and gives up a home run to a whopping 5.2% of batters. Naylor has a home run percentage of 4.52% and has hit 4 home runs in his last 46 at-bats. The wind at Guaranteed Rate Field is relatively calm, but Lynn's poor pitching stats make Naylor a strong pick.

πŸ₯‰Pete Alonso NYM +300

Pete Alonso is facing Jake Irvin, who has an ERA of 5.09 and gives up a home run to 4% of batters. Alonso has a high home run percentage of 8.24% and has hit 2 home runs in his last 39 at-bats. The wind at Citi Field is blowing out to right field at 2MPH, which might not be a significant factor, but Irvin's ERA and Alonso's hitting stats make him a good bet.

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