We have 15 games on Fridays Main MLB slate tonight at FanDuel. We also have Coors field to deal with tonight as well.
|Game||Money Line||Over Under Totals|
|Yankees @ Pirates||Pirates -123||8|
|Braves @ Phillies||Phillies -136||8.5|
|Red Sox @ Orioles||Baltimore -125||9|
|Nationals @ Mets||Mets -148||7|
|Cubs @ Reds||Cubs -180||8.5|
|Astros @ Rays||Rays -123||8|
|Royals @ Rangers||Texas -160||9|
|Indians @ White Sox||Indians -150||7.5|
|Cardinals @ Brewers||Cardinals -122||8.5|
|Tigers @ Twins||Tigers -133||8|
|Giants @ Rockies||Giants -118||10|
|Dodgers @ Diamondbacks||Dodgers -121||10|
|Mariners @ Athletics||-105 for both teams||7.5|
|Blue Jays @ Angels||Angels -124||9|
|Marlins @ Padres||Miami -130||7.5|
There are two pitchers tonight with the greatest strikeout potential on the slate. Boston Red Sox SP Drew Pomeranz ($7700) has struck out 37 percent of the hitters he has faced and he’s up against a Baltimore Orioles offense with a 27 percent strikeout rate, .282 wOBA and wRC+ of 81 against southpaws this season. Houston Astros SP Mike Fiers ($7000) has a 17.4 percent strikeout rate and he’s up against a Tampa Bay Rays offense with a 26 percent strikeout rate, .321 wOBA and wRC+ of 113 against righties this season.
Texas Rangers leftie Cole Hamels ($9400) has a nice opportunity tonight weather permitting against a Kansas City Royals offense with a 25 percent strikeout rate, .240 wOBA and wRC+ of 51 against southpaws this season. For his part Hamels has a 14 percent strikeout rate and a 4.94 xFIP this season. Hamels will go overlooked and will make whoever uses him tonight very happy weather permitting.
Los Angeles Dodgers leftie Alex Wood ($7300) has a good opportunity tonight against an Arizona Diamondbacks offense with a 24 percent strikeout rate, wOBA of .259 and wRC+ of 57 against lefties this season. For his part Wood has a 21 percent strikeout rate and 4.54 xFIP this season. Wood is a bit risky in Arizona but sometimes if you have to take a risk or two if you want to win big money.
Cleveland Indians Ace Corey Kluber ($9900) has a great opportunity tonight against a Chicago White Sox offense with a 24 percent strikeout rate, wOBA of .265 and wRC+ of 69 against righties this season. This season Kluber has a 22.5 percent strikeout rate and xFIP of 3.50 this young season. If I had to pick one pitcher tonight it would be Kluber.
Phil’s Top Three Plays for Friday
San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford ($3900) has a nice matchup tonight in Coors Field against Rockies right hander Tyler Chatwood. Crawford strikes out less than 20 percent with a .292 wOBA and wRC+ of 88 against righties this season. Chatwood has been good this season but this is Coors and Crawford has a nice price point tonight.
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo ($4200) has a good opportunity tonight against Cincinnati Reds rightie Tim Adleman. Rizzo strikes out less than 20 percent with a .342 wOBA and wRC+ of 116 against right handers this season while Adleman has a wOBA of .462 and wRC+ of 196 at home against lefties this season.
Cleveland Indians 1B Carlos Santana ($3800) has a very good opportunity tonight against Chicago White Sox leftie Jose Quintana. Santana has a .513 wOBA and wRC+ 247 plus he hasn’t struck out once this season on the road against a leftie. Right handed sticks are slugging .657 with a .417 wOBA against Quintana when he’s on the bump at home.
Good luck at FanDuel tonight.
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