The Braves are my top stack of the day but Houston is close behind. d’Arnaud is batting 3 for 7 with two home runs against Lopez. Acuna is batting .357 with two home runs in 17 at bats against Lopez. Freeman is averaging 9.9 DK points over his last ten games. Atlanta is dialed in at the moment. Over the 2020 Playoffs the Atlanta Braves have five home runs from five different positions. Seems like the team is heating up together. The Braves are favored at -220 with an 8.5 O/U.
Ian Anderson - Atlanta Braves (vs. Miami Marlins) Yahoo: $45 FanDuel: $9500 DK $8200
Anderson is a sneaky play on today’s slate. Maintaining a 1.23 ERA at home this season, Anderson held down left handed batters just as much as right handed batters. Lefties hit .145 against Anderson while righties hit .200 (60 at bat sample size for both). The Marlins are batting .265 with nine strikeouts in 34 at bats against Anderson. With other options on today’s slate, I can see Anderson getting overlooked. The truth is the 22 year old, right handed pitcher is as viable a play as Kershaw at this point. Anderson has averaged 23.4 DK points over his last seven starts maintaining a 1.64 ERA. Ian Anderson is my top pitching play of the day.
Other SP Option: Jesus Luzardo - Oakland A’s (vs. Houston Astros) *Pivot/Hedge*
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Travis d’Arnaud - Atlanta Braves (vs. Pablo Lopez) Yahoo: $17 FanDuel: $3000 DK $4200
d’Arnaud is batting 3 for 7 with two home runs against Lopez. Ronald Acuna also has amazing BvP stats against Lopez. The Atlanta Braves are my top stack of the day. After yesterday’s 10 run effort against the Marlins it’s safe to say Atlanta is dialed in at the moment. Over the 2020 Playoffs the Atlanta Braves have five home runs from five different positions.- thought that was a cool stat. Atlanta has only seen right-handed pitching so far this postseason and the trend continues today against Lopez. The Braves have scored 14 runs off 21 hits over their last two games. The Marlins bullpen is lacking in skill and overworked at the moment. Look for Atlanta to win today in a big way. The Braves are favored at -220 with an 8.5 O/U.
Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves (vs. Pablo Lopez) Yahoo: $27 FanDuel: $4200 DK $5000
Freeman is currently batting .242 with two home runs over his last 10 games. The left-handed first basemen will start heating up with the rest of his team, I guarantee it. Lopez allowed opposing lefties to hit .269 with one home run in 119 at bats this season. Conversely, righties averaged just .144 against Lopez in 98 at bats. Freeman is averaging 9.9 DK points over his last ten games. I’m hoping Atlanta gets to Miami’s bullpen sooner rather than later. Expect a massive game from the serging Braves today.
Jon Berti - Miami Marlins (vs. Ian Anderson) Yahoo: $15 FanDuel: $2700 DK $2400
Although I love Anderson today, Berti comes in as a solid value play for GPP purposes only, The second base / outfield eligible Marlin has a solid floor with a potential upside at very reasonable salaries. Berti played in yesterday’s Braves beating and had one hit and one run over at basically minimum salary. Berti is 4 for 5 against Anderson with a double. Obviously a small sample size to go off of but nonetheless, worth a look at such low salaries on Yahoo, FanDuel and DraftKings.
Alex Bregman - Houston Astros (vs. Jesus Luzardo) Yahoo: $17 FanDuel: $3800 DK $4100
Bregman is swinging the bat well lately. Houston’s third baseman has three home runs over his last 37 at bats with a .243 batting average. Over this span he is averaging 9.3 DK points per game. Bregman has been home run or bust (slightly), making this a GPP play only. With that said, against the left-handed, Jesus Luzardo has allowed eight of his nine home runs to right handed batters. Houston has potential for the optimal stack of the day at low salaries around the industry.
Carlos Correa - Houston Astros (vs. Jesus Luzardo) Yahoo: $14 FanDuel: $3300 DK $4000
Considering Luzardo’s biggest struggles are with right handed power bats, the Astros are seemingly the perfect matchup. As I mentioned above, “Jesus Luzardo has allowed eight of his nine home runs to right handed batters. Houston has potential for the optimal stack of the day at low salaries around the industry.” Although my top stack are the Atlanta Braves, the Houston Astros are right there with them. Correa has averaged 10.4 DK points over his last 35 at bats while batting .343. Love these right-handed Astros batters today for massive upside.
Ronald Acuna Jr. - Atlanta Braves (vs. Pablo Lopez) Yahoo: $25 FanDuel: $4500 DK $5400
Acuna is batting .357 with two home runs in 17 at bats against Lopez. Atlanta’s super star lead off man is batting .302 with three home runs over his last 10 games. Over the same 10 game span he’s averaging 13.9 DK points per game. If investing in an Atlanta stack Acuna is a must play. Acuna is my top play of the day. His salaries are high but for good reason.
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