The Win Daily Sports pitching choices for the 8/18 MLB DFS slate have one common theme: strikeouts. The three pitching suggestions from Win Daily Sports have the top strikeout percentages on the slate.
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Jack Flaherty vs. Cincinnati Reds
DraftKings – $9,700 FanDuel – $10,700
The Cardinals’ hurler has a 28.6% K% on the season and has been even better than that of late. Since the beginning of July, he has 63 punchouts in 50 innings. With the Reds’ offense owning a .187 ISO and an 89 wRC+ against righties this season, Flaherty should thrive on this 8/18 MLB DFS slate.
Mike Clevinger vs. New York Yankees
DraftKings – $11,100 FanDuel – $10,200
Sure this is less than a stellar matchup for Sunshine, but the Indians’ pitcher has been lights out this season. Clevinger’s metrics also suggest he could be even better with a 2.77xFIP. Combine that with his 35.5% K%, highest on the 8/18 MLB DFS slate, and you have to get some Clevinger exposure.
Matthew Boyd vs. Tampa Bay Rays
DraftKings – $10,400 FanDuel – $9,300
It is always tough to back a Tigers’ pitcher because you never know if the Detroit offense can give enough support to pick up the win bonus. But Boyd’s strikeout upside, with a 31.2% K%, makes him safe enough to use despite the poor Tigers’ lineup. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that Boyd is catching the Rays in the middle of a cold streak on this 8/18 MLB DFS slate. Over the last seven days, Tampa Bay’s offense has a .243/.310/.398 slash line.
For today’s Monkey Knife Fight pick, we are going to do a Star Shootout Counting K’s prop. With the theme of the day being strikeouts, let’s go Jack Flaherty and Mike Clevinger to combine for more than 12.5 K’s on this 8/18 MLB DFS slate.
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