It’s Sunday, and that means we’ve got a busy slate with plenty of afternoon games to choose from and so many valuable lines that it’s hard to pick a few. With that said, here are my best MLB bets to consider on DraftKings Sportsbook.
In 2016 it would have been a really fun pitching match. Alas, it’s not 2016, and it’s a bit sad. Chris Archer is making his comeback after months of rehabilitation following various injuries, which began in April. The right-hander recovered from the tightness in his forearm, and after a brief hiatus from a hip problem, he finally made a successful start to rehabilitation with 77 throws.
Judging from this start, Archer is set to go relatively far, so his clash against Reynaldo Lopez is worth mentioning. Lopez has been stellar this year out of the box, and so far the transition to rotation has gone smoothly with eight scoreless frames and eight strikeouts.
The Rays come into this one slightly warmer flatter than the White Sox, but this game should tip the scales the other way. Tampa Bay also seemed to have a hard time beating Chicago in this series; I think it should be a win for the White Sox.
Kansas City was surprisingly a great team in the second half, blowing the White Sox away on several occasions and putting together great batsmen every time. Not only that, they received incredible contributions from the starting rotation.
One guy who has been fantastic is Carlos Hernandez, pumping out one of the best fastballs in the league and limiting damage to the tune of 4.18 xERA. His strikeout count didn’t quite measure up, but that shouldn’t matter against a Cubs team that struggled to get runners on bases.
Alec Mills and a Cubs pen with a 6.30 second ERA must be cleared here at all costs, and it turns out that one isn’t that high.
A very exciting local rivalry came to a head on Sunday when the A’s and Giants met in the rubber game in Oakland. With my favorite pitcher fading down the hill, it’s time to take on the NL West point guard.
Frankie Montas has given up hard-hit balls at a high rate of 43.9% this year and relied heavily on the strikeout to get him out of traffic jams. He throws a good lead sometimes, but his xERA 4.10 is enough proof that he’s not untouchable from game to game.
San Francisco only holds a 21.1% strikeout rate over the past two weeks and has been one of the best attacks in the game. It’s an offense Montas shouldn’t be able to beat. , and on the other side, we have a hot Logan Webb taking on a crumbling A side. I love this line.
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