Sunday Funday: MLB DFS Picks, Strategies, and Must-See Plays for August 27
Step Up to the Plate: Your Daily Dose of DFS Mayhem
Alright sports junkies, it's time to get your fix. We've got a full slate of 15 games today, kicking off with the Angels taking on the Mets at Citi Field at 12:05 PM EST. Let's dive into the madness!
The Heat is On: Today's Top DFS Batters
- Julio Rodriguez is on fire 🔥, with 26 hits from 58 at-bats, an average of 0.448, 3 homers and 16 RBIs in the last two weeks. He's up against Alec Marsh today, who's been struggling with a 5.56 ERA. Marsh last pitched on 08/21, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits.
- Marcell Ozuna is another hot hitter, with 23 hits from 50 at-bats, an average of 0.460, 5 homers and 16 RBIs. He's facing Tristan Beck today, who's got a 3.34 ERA. Beck last pitched on 08/23, not giving up any runs or hits.
- Mookie Betts is killing it with a 14-game hit streak, 26 hits from 48 at-bats, an average of 0.542, 3 homers and 12 RBIs. He's up against Tanner Houck today, who's got a 5.07 ERA. Houck last pitched on 08/22, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits.
- Kerry Carpenter is also worth watching, with 17 hits from 45 at-bats, an average of 0.378, 7 homers and 15 RBIs. He's facing Justin Verlander today, who's got a 3.19 ERA. Verlander last pitched on 08/22, not giving up any runs on 5 hits.
Pitch Perfect: Today's Top DFS Pitchers
- Luis Castillo from SEA is a strong pick, with a 3.60 ERA, 175 KOs, 26 games played, 633 batters faced and 23 HRs allowed.
- Aaron Nola from PHI is another solid choice, with a 4.84 ERA, 159 KOs, 25 games played, 630 batters faced and 26 HRs allowed.
- Jack Flaherty from BAL is also worth considering, with a 4.87 ERA, 125 KOs, 23 games played, 551 batters faced and 12 HRs allowed.
Batter Up: Today's DFS Showdowns You Can't Miss
Here are the games on our radar today:
🔥 Angels (+220) vs Mets (-300) O/U 9.0
The Angels are taking on the Mets at Citi Field. The Mets' David Peterson has been struggling with a 5.59 ERA, making him one of the worst starters in baseball. On the other hand, the Angels' Griffin Canning is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a homer off of. This game could go either way, making it a thrilling matchup to watch.
❄️ Cubs (-133) vs Pirates (+111) O/U 9.0
The Cubs are facing the Pirates at PNC Park, one of the toughest ballparks for HRs. The Pirates' Bailey Falter has a 4.53 ERA, which could give the Cubs an edge. This game is likely to go under the over/under, making it a potential goldmine for under bettors.
🔥 Cardinals (+164) vs Phillies (-199) O/U 9.0
The Cardinals are up against the Phillies. The Phillies' Aaron Nola has a solid 4.43 ERA and ranks #22 for the highest strikeout rate in baseball. The Cardinals' Drew Rom, on the other hand, is one of the worst starters in baseball with a whopping 14.73 ERA. This game is likely to go over the over/under, making it a hot pick for over bettors.
The Showstopper: Today's Top Matchup
Out of all the games today, the one that's got me on the edge of my seat is the Cardinals vs Phillies. With the Phillies' strong pitching and the Cardinals' struggling starter, I'm liking the Phillies at -199. Get your popcorn ready, folks. This one's going to be a showstopper!
🏁 Home Run Prop Favorites
🥇Christian Walker ARI +500Christian Walker is going up against Graham Ashcraft, a pitcher with a high ERA of 4.84 and a tendency to give up a homer to 3.6% of batters. Walker has a solid HR rate of 5.97% and has been in good form in the last two weeks with 5 HRs. The wind at Chase Field is blowing out to left field which could aid right-handed hitters like Walker.
🥈Kerry Carpenter DET +525Kerry Carpenter is facing Justin Verlander who has a decent ERA of 3.19 but gives up a homer to 2.2% of batters. Carpenter has an impressive HR rate of 6.97% and has been on fire in the last two weeks with 7 HRs. The wind at Comerica Park is blowing in from right field, but Carpenter's recent form and Verlander's HR rate make this a favorable matchup.
🥉Kyle Schwarber PHI +310Kyle Schwarber is up against Drew Rom who has a high ERA of 14.73 and gives up a homer to 4.2% of batters. Schwarber has a high HR rate of 7.56% and has been in good form in the last two weeks with 5 HRs. The wind at Citizens Bank Park is blowing out to right field which could aid left-handed hitters like Schwarber.
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