Saturday: MLB DFS Picks, Tactics, and Top Plays for August 26
Play Ball! Your Daily Dose of DFS Delirium
Alright, sports junkies, it's time to dive into the madness that is today's DFS slate. We've got 15 games on deck, with the first pitch set for 3:07 PM EST. The Guardians are squaring off against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Let's get into it!
The Sizzling Sticks: Today's Hottest DFS Batters
- 🔥 Julio Rodriguez has been tearing it up, with 27 hits in his last 60 at-bats, averaging .450 with 3 HRs and 18 RBIs. He's up against Brady Singer today, who's been struggling with a 5.15 ERA. Singer's last outing was a bit of a disaster, with 4 runs on 9 hits after facing 22 batters.
- 🔥 Marcell Ozuna is another hot hitter, with 23 hits in his last 50 at-bats, averaging .460 with 5 HRs and 16 RBIs. He's facing Logan Webb today, who's been shaky with a 3.86 ERA. Webb's last start saw him give up 5 runs on 6 hits after facing 21 batters.
- 🔥 Bobby Witt Jr. is on a roll, with 21 hits in his last 56 at-bats, averaging .375 with 6 HRs and 13 RBIs. He's up against Bryce Miller today, who's been struggling with a 3.89 ERA. Miller's last outing saw him give up 3 runs on 6 hits after facing 18 batters.
- 🔥 Mookie Betts is on fire, with 25 hits in his last 45 at-bats, averaging .556 with 3 HRs and 12 RBIs. He's facing Kutter Crawford today, who's been decent with a 3.65 ERA. Crawford's last start saw him give up 2 runs on 4 hits after facing 20 batters.
And let's not forget Tommy Pham, who's currently riding a 15-game hit streak. Keep an eye on this guy!
On the Mound: Today's Top DFS Pitchers
- 🔥 Spencer Strider (ATL) is a force to be reckoned with, boasting a 3.76 ERA, 236 KOs in 26 games, and only 18 HRs allowed after facing 620 batters.
- 🔥 Dylan Cease (CWS) is another strong contender, with a 5.25 ERA, 169 KOs in 27 games, and only 14 HRs allowed after facing 637 batters.
- 🔥 Kodai Senga (NYM) is a solid choice, with a 3.50 ERA, 164 KOs in 24 games, and only 12 HRs allowed after facing 575 batters.
The Showdowns: Today's DFS Matchups to Watch
Let's take a look at some of today's most intriguing matchups.
🔥 Guardians (+141) vs Blue Jays (-170) O/U 8.5
The Guardians are struggling with one of the worst offenses in baseball, ranking #29 overall and averaging just 3.5 runs per game. They're going up against the Blue Jays, who have a solid pitcher in Chris Bassitt with a 3.93 ERA. This could be a tough game for the Guardians.
🔥 Braves (-180) vs Giants (+148) O/U 8.0
The Braves are a powerhouse, ranking #1 for home runs and boasting one of the best offenses in baseball. They're facing the Giants, who are struggling with one of the worst offenses in the league. With Spencer Strider on the mound for the Braves, this game could be a blowout.
🔥 Dodgers (-132) vs Red Sox (+110) O/U 9.5
The Dodgers are a strong team, but they're facing a Red Sox team that's been performing well. The Dodgers' Lance Lynn has a high ERA of 5.56, which could give the Red Sox an edge. This game could go either way.
The Pick of the Day
After weighing in the odds, pitchers, and over/under, my favorite pick of the day is the Braves at -180. With their powerful offense and Spencer Strider on the mound, I think they have a strong chance of coming out on top.
🏁 Home Run Prop Favorites
🥇Shohei Ohtani LAA +550Shohei Ohtani is a no-brainer for this list. With an impressive 9.38% homerun rate and facing off against Kodai Senga, who has a higher than average ERA of 3.17, the odds are in Ohtani's favor. The wind at Citi Field is blowing towards right field, which can be advantageous for Ohtani's left-handed swing.
🥈Aaron Judge NYY +320Aaron Judge is another strong pick with a 10.81% homerun rate. He's up against Zach Eflin, who has a decent ERA of 3.55, but Judge's recent performance with 7 homeruns in the last two weeks is hard to ignore. The wind at Tropicana Field is blowing towards left field, which can help Judge's right-handed swing.
🥉Carter Kieboom WAS +550Carter Kieboom is a wildcard pick, but with a staggering 20% homerun rate in the last two weeks, he's worth considering. He's up against Braxton Garrett, who has an ERA of 3.96, and the wind at LoanDepot Park is blowing towards left field, which can aid Kieboom's right-handed swing.
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