Daily Fantasy Sports Picks
Chris Sale of the White Sox makes for an excellent Daily Fantasy MLB play today. Against Rays batters, Sale has allowed just 11 hits off of 60 at bats. Two of those were homeruns. Sale will also be pitching at home Tuesday.
So far on the season Sale is 9-6 with a 3.20 ERA. He struggled Thursday, allowing seven runs on 12 hits, a walk and two hit batsmen in just five innings, though he still struck out seven. Expect a nice bounce back here.
Not only has Atlanta Braves starter Julio Teheran been solid versus the Philadelphia Phillies current roster, the Braves come into this game as just a -126 road favorite.
Daily Fantasy MLB players will want to have Teheran as part of their lineup. He’s managed to allow just 16 hits in 85 at bats against this Phillies squad. Only three homeruns have been given up as part of that stretch.
Looking for a solid starting pitcher for Saturday? The Colorado Rockies Jorge De La Rosa is an excellent choice, allowing just 21 hits off of 99 at bats. Four of those were homeruns but that is a very low number under the circumstances.
What’s great here is that Colorado was coming in as a +159 underdog for those looking to bet this game.
De La Rosa has a rather high ERA or 5.03 despite the 6-4 winning record. Six of his last ten starts have resulted in two or fewer runs however.
The Angels Albert Pujols will attempt to improve his 9 for 20 at bats record versus Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw Friday.
Pujols, who has hits in eight of his last ten games, holds a .450 ERA against Kershaw that includes four extra base runs.
Kershaw will start Friday against the Angels, coming off the DL with an injured hip. He has not allowed a single run in his last 26 innings started. He has permitted 14 hits over that period.
Pujols will come into this game priced around $4100.
- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com
The San Diego Padres starting pitcher Ian Kennedy maintains a .198 ERA versus opposing batters of the Miami Marlins, making him an excellent play for your Friday Daily Fantasy Baseball (July 31).
Over this time he has allowed just 18 hits in 91 at bats, only one of those being a homerun.
Kennedy (6-9) beat the Marlins with six innings of one-run ball Saturday. He struck out seven while scattering seven hits and one walk.
Two of the best picks for Daily Fantasy MLB July 30 will be Atlanta’s Shelby Miller or Philadelphia’s Aaron Harang, both of which have ERAs of .207 and .208 against Thursday’s opposing rosters, respectively.
Harang you should be able to get cheap around $6500. Miller will cost you significantly more at between $9000 and $9500.
Harang has permitted just 20 hits on 96 at bats versus the Braves batters. Miller has allowed 20 off of 94. Between the two starters, only five homeruns have been hit, three of which were off the more expensive pitcher.
Looking for a hot starting pitcher to complete your Daily Fantasy Sports roster for Saturday. Be sure to go with Gio Gonzalez.
The Nationals starting pitcher has allowed just 10 hits off of 69 at bats versus the current opposition (the Pirates). He’s only permitted 4 extra base hits and 1 homerun over that time.
Gonzalez has permitted just four runs in his last 26 innings pitched.
Looking for a hot starting pitcher today? Look no further than R.A. Dickey of Toronto.
He’ll face off against an Oakland A’s team that has hit 17-for-83 at bats against him. Only one of those was a homerun.
Dickey has permitted just three runs over his last thirteen innings pitched but he also owns a 4.70 ERA so might not be attractive to Daily Fantasy Sports players.
With Zach Grienke riding a 43 2/3 innings scoreless streak Sunday, our sister site Gambling911.com decided to look ahead towards his next start on Friday and guess what they found?
The Dodgers starter holds a .214 ERA over the next team he faces, the New York Mets. He’ll take on the Mets Friday, a team that has only hit 30 of 140 at bats against him with just four homeruns.
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