We’re done it. It is the last day of the regular season. With everything to play for, there are six teams out there that will itch and itch for a trip to the post-season with six teams trying to play spoiler. With the stage set, here are my best MLB games to consider DraftKings Sportsbook.
Like the Dodgers on Saturday, it’s just hard to find this kind of deal on a team that needs a win, and the fact that we get it with a significant advantage in the pitching game makes it so much cooler.
Michael Wacha has been a very bad pitcher in 2021 with a .442 xwOBA on contact and a 5.58 expected ERA. He had success against the Yankees earlier in the season, but this team has grown a lot since then. With a 109 wRC + over the past two weeks, New York hit the ball harder than ever and should be ready for a big day on the plate against a guy with massive quality contact issues.
There is also Jameson Taillon, who has been a very good pitcher this year, and who rounds off form. I do not care if you want chaos on Sunday or not. It is difficult to argue with this type of prize in a game where the rays are unlikely to lean too much on their bullfighting arms.
Why, yes, I’m very interested in fading the glowing Seattle Mariners by taking a guy with a 7.11 ERA. Why do you ask? Well, he really can ‘t be that bad.
Reid Detmers will get the ball to Halos after a COVID-related absence, and he aims to get right here in what should be a great matchup. The Mariners are 26th in OPS to left-handed pitching with a 24.5% strikeout rate, which is a place Detmers has historically dominated.
After hitting 48 hits in 22 innings during his final year in Louisville, Detmers recorded 16.2 strikeouts per nine in Double-A this year and 12.4 per nine in Triple-A. It’s an area where he really has an edge over the Mariners, and I think he should make the Angels a great place to win today. It helps that LA is better against leftists and that Tyler Anderson has worn a bunch this year.
Looks like nobody’s told the Nationals they’m out of the playoffs. With a 103 wRC + over the last two weeks and a super 12.5% walk, this team is patient and puts the ball in play to great success. Now comes a new match with a left-handed jug that can give good results.
Washington actually has the third best OPS in baseball against left-handed pitchers, and they will encounter Chris Sale here, who has not looked so sharp in September. The trips have actually piled up a bit for the veteran, and I think there is potential here for the nationalist to sneak a few races onto the board early with some of the quality bats they still line up.
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