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Let's Talk Baseball: Your Daily Fantasy Sports Breakdown

Alright sports fans, we've got a jam-packed day of baseball ahead of us with 16 games on the slate. The action kicks off at 4:05 PM EST with the Nationals taking on the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Let's dive into the madness!

The Hot Corner: Today's Top DFS Batters

  • Leading the pack is Bobby Witt Jr., who's been on fire with 20 hits in his last 50 at-bats, a .400 average, 4 homers and 17 RBIs. He's up against Kutter Crawford today, who's sporting a 3.62 ERA. Crawford's last start was on 08/02, where he allowed no runs on 4 hits after facing 19 batters.
  • Next up is Ronald Acuna Jr., who's also been tearing it up with 18 hits in his last 45 at-bats, a .400 average, 2 homers and 9 RBIs. He's facing Mitch Keller today, who's got a 4.35 ERA. Keller's last start was on 08/03, where he allowed a whopping 8 runs on 9 hits after facing 27 batters.
  • Freddie Freeman has been making waves with 22 hits in his last 54 at-bats, a .407 average, 3 homers and 10 RBIs. He's up against Brandon Pfaadt today, who's got a 7.11 ERA. Pfaadt's last start was on 08/03, where he allowed 1 run on 2 hits after facing 24 batters.
  • Julio Rodriguez is also one to watch with 20 hits in his last 58 at-bats, a .345 average, 4 homers and 11 RBIs. He's facing Nick Martinez today, who's got a 3.66 ERA. Martinez's last start was on 08/05, where he allowed no runs on 1 hit after facing 7 batters.

🔥 Mookie Betts of the LAD is currently riding the longest hit streak with 14 games.

Pitch Perfect: Today's Top DFS Pitchers

  • Max Scherzer (TEX) - ERA: 3.89, KO: 123, Games: 19, Batters Faced: 446, HR Allowed: 21
  • Zack Wheeler (PHI) - ERA: 3.92, KO: 149, Games: 22, Batters Faced: 544, HR Allowed: 12
  • Zach Eflin (TB) - ERA: 3.45, KO: 116, Games: 20, Batters Faced: 462, HR Allowed: 10

The Showdown: Today's DFS Matchups to Watch

Let's take a look at some of the most interesting matchups today, based on odds, pitchers, over/under and more.

🔥 Nationals (+174) vs Phillies (-214) O/U 9.5

With the Nationals' Trevor Williams (4.72 ERA, 483 Batters Faced) squaring off against the Phillies' Zack Wheeler (3.64 ERA, 544 Batters Faced), this game could go either way. Wheeler's got the 13th highest strikeout rate in baseball, averaging 6.77 per start, while Williams is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 1.82HR per 9 innings pitched. This could be a high scoring game, so keep an eye on the over.

❄️ Marlins (-148) vs Reds (+124) O/U 10.5

The Marlins' Braxton Garrett (4.14 ERA, 464 Batters Faced) is up against the Reds' Luke Weaver (6.98 ERA, 411 Batters Faced). Weaver is one of the worst starters in baseball, allowing 7.0 runs per game, and is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 2.22HR per 9 innings pitched. The Marlins are one of the worst run scoring teams in baseball at 3.6 per game, so the under might be a good bet here.

🔥 Rangers (-260) vs Athletics (+210) O/U 4.5

The Rangers' Max Scherzer (3.81 ERA, 446 Batters Faced) is facing the Athletics' JP Sears (4.17 ERA, 480 Batters Faced). The Rangers are ranked #3 for Home Runs (1.2) per game and Scherzer has the 25th highest strikeout rate in baseball, averaging 6.47 per start. Sears is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 1.93HR per 9 innings pitched. This game could easily go over the total.

The Pick of the Day

My favorite pick of the day is the Rangers at -260. With Scherzer on the mound and their power at the plate, they're a solid bet to come out on top.

🏁 Home Run Prop Favorites

🥇Matt Olson ATL +265

Matt Olson is a homerun machine, with a whopping 9.29% homerun rate. He's up against Mitch Keller, who has a decent ERA but gives up a homer to 3% of batters faced. Plus, with the wind blowing out from center field at 11MPH, Olson has a good shot at sending one out of the park.

🥈Shohei Ohtani LAA +340

Shohei Ohtani is another strong pick, with a homerun rate of 9.35%. He's facing off against Alex Wood, who has a higher ERA and gives up a homer to 2.8% of batters. The wind at Angel Stadium is blowing towards right field, which could give a left-handed slugger like Ohtani an advantage.

🥉Aaron Judge NYY +196

Aaron Judge has a solid homerun rate of 9.71%, and he's up against Touki Toussaint, who has a higher ERA and gives up a homer to 2.3% of batters. The wind at Guaranteed Rate Field is blowing towards the outfield, which could help Judge's chances of hitting a homer.

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