The 8/8 MLB DFS slate is a small eight gamer. Despite the limited number of games, there are plenty of interesting pitching options for Daily Fantasy purposes. Below are four pitching recommendations for the 8/8 MLB DFS slate.
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Aaron Nola vs. San Francisco Giants
DraftKings – $10,600 FanDuel – $10,800
The Phillies’ Aaron Nola might be priced a bit on the high side for this 8/8 MLB DFS slate. But it is hard to argue with his floor. He owns a 26.9% K% and faces a Giants’ offense with a sub-par .138 ISO. With the lack of firepower on the Giants’ side, Nola’s blowup chances are pretty low here, making him an excellent cash game option for Thursday.
Chris Sale vs. Los Angeles Angels
DraftKings – $10,000 FanDuel – $9,600
Sale’s 4.68 ERA is tough to get past for this 8/8 MLB DFS slate. But his 3.06 xFIP and 3.10 SIERA paints a better picture of the type of hurler he is. Regression should be in his favor today. And his strikeout upside with a 34.6% K% always puts him in the player pool. Today should be no different, especially with the suppressed price on FanDuel.
Dallas Keuchel vs. Miami Marlins
DraftKings – $8,000 FanDuel – $8,700
No one will ever mistake Dallas Keuchel as a sexy DFS play but on this particular day, he should get some consideration. He has an excellent matchup against the Miami Marlins and their lowly .145 ISO. While his upside will be limited by his pitch to contact approach, Keuchel’s a very safe, cheap pitching option whose floor should provide DFS players comfort on this 8/8 MLB DFS slate.
Madison Bumgarner vs. Philadelphia Phillies
DraftKings – $9,000 FanDuel – $8,300
The Giants’ Madison Bumgarner may not be the dominant pitcher he once was, but the southpaw continues to thrive at home in 2019. In San Francisco this season, Bumgarner has a 25.5% K% while holding his opponents to a .236/.274/.377 slash line. With the Phillies owning just a .155 ISO and a 86 wRC+ on the road, Bumgarner’s success at home should continue on this 8/8 MLB DFS slate.
Let’s double dip with a Nola and Bumgarner prop play here. An 11.5 goal on the Count Ks contest seems a little low for the duo.
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