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Step Up to the Plate: Your Daily Fantasy Sports Breakdown

Alright, sports junkies, it's time to dive into the madness of today's baseball games. With 15 games on the slate, the first pitch is set to fly at 12:20 PM EST with the Angels facing off against the Braves at SunTrust Park. Let's get into it!

Batter Up: The Hottest DFS Batters Right Now

  • Austin Riley is on fire 🔥 with 20 hits in his last 52 at-bats, a .385 average, 8 HRs, and 19 RBIs. He's up against Lucas Giolito today, who's been struggling with a 3.92 ERA.
  • Freddie Freeman is another hot hitter with 22 hits in his last 48 at-bats, a .458 average, 4 HRs, and 11 RBIs. He's facing Hogan Harris today, who's been having a tough time with a 6.07 ERA.
  • Nico Hoerner is swinging a hot bat with 21 hits in his last 60 at-bats, a .350 average, 3 HRs, and 10 RBIs. He's up against Brandon Williamson today, who's been shaky with a 4.48 ERA.
  • Juan Soto is crushing it with 17 hits in his last 47 at-bats, a .362 average, 6 HRs, and 17 RBIs. He's facing Kyle Freeland today, who's been struggling with a 4.58 ERA.
  • Kyle Tucker is another hot hitter with 16 hits in his last 51 at-bats, a .314 average, 4 HRs, and 12 RBIs. He's up against Tanner Bibee today, who's been solid with a 3.11 ERA.

And let's not forget about C.J. Cron, who's currently riding a 12-game hit streak for the Angels. 🔥

Pitch Perfect: Today's Top DFS Pitchers

  • Gerrit Cole of the Yankees is a top pick with a 2.77 ERA, 149 KOs, and only 13 HRs allowed in 22 games.
  • Zack Wheeler of the Phillies is another strong choice with a 3.96 ERA, 145 KOs, and only 10 HRs allowed in 21 games.
  • Kodai Senga of the Mets is also a solid pick with a 3.60 ERA, 130 KOs, and only 11 HRs allowed in 19 games.

Game On: Today's DFS Showdowns to Watch

Here are the matchups we're keeping an eye on today:

🔥 Angels (+1800) vs Braves (-20000) O/U 10.5

The Angels are facing the Braves at SunTrust Park. With both teams ranking in the top 2 for home runs per game and the park being one of the top 3 for HRs allowed, expect some fireworks. The Braves' bats are also ranked #1 overall, while the Angels lead the league in strikeouts. This game has the potential to be a high-scoring affair.

❄️ Tigers (-1800) vs Pirates (+800) O/U 8.5

The Tigers are up against the Pirates at PNC Park, one of the toughest ballparks for HRs. With the Pirates' bats ranking #29 overall, this game could be a low-scoring one.

🔥 Brewers (+800) vs Nationals (-1800) O/U 9.0

The Brewers are facing the Nationals. With the Nationals' pitcher Mackenzie Gore struggling with a 4.66 ERA, the Brewers could put up some runs in this game.

Pick of the Day

Out of all the matchups today, I'm liking the Brewers at +800. With the Nationals' pitcher struggling and the Brewers' solid lineup, this could be a great opportunity for a high return. 🍀

🏁 Home Run Prop Favorites

🥇Aaron Judge NYY +285

Aaron Judge is a powerhouse, with a homerun percentage of 10.75% and 20 homeruns from 230 at bats. He's facing Shane McClanahan, who has a higher ERA of 3.00 and gives up a homer 2.9% of the time. The weather at Yankee Stadium is partly cloudy with a slight wind blowing from center field, which could potentially aid in a homerun.

🥈Shohei Ohtani LAA +265

Shohei Ohtani is a force to be reckoned with, boasting a homerun percentage of 9.59% and 38 homeruns from 472 at bats. He's up against Yonny Chirinos, who has a higher ERA of 4.34 and gives up a homer 3.6% of the time. The weather at Truist Park is partly cloudy with a slight wind blowing from center field, which could potentially help Ohtani's chances of hitting a homerun.

🥉Matt Olson ATL +250

Matt Olson is a strong contender, with a homerun percentage of 8.97% and 35 homeruns from 460 at bats. He's facing Lucas Giolito, who has an ERA of 3.92 and gives up a homer 4.2% of the time. The weather at Truist Park is partly cloudy with a wind blowing from center field, which could potentially aid in a homerun.

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