September 14th, 2015 MLB Betting & DFS Tips

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Updated: September 14, 2015

We’re entering into the home stretch of the baseball (and daily fantasy baseball) season. This is the time to get your lineups right and get your balance sheet in the black for the season. This is a great time of season as many people put their thoughts and minds into football and neglect baseball a bit. This is a chance to really hone in on baseball and do your best work of the season. I truly believe that and I am looking forward to a great run.

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I came the closest I’ve ever been to winning a big GPP on FanDuel this weekend. On Saturday night with three innings left in the late games I sat in 2nd place in the MLB Rally. I decided it would be best to not stress and just check my phone an hour later. I ended up in 13th place, just 2.5 points behind the winner. The worst thing is that I posted a 0 at catcher because I started Victor Martinez from the rain postponed Tigers/Indians game. (Remember what I said Friday about checking the weather?) It’s easy to think of what might’ve been, but instead I’ll chalk it up to experience and take it as a sign that I’m on the right track here.

MLB Betting and Daily Fantasy Baseball Tips:

Trying to figure out a way to fit Clayton Kershaw in your DFS lineup today? Start with the Rays against the Red Sox. This is a match-up of two of my favorite betting and fantasy trends. CC Sabathia being awful against right handed hitters and the Rays being awesome against left handed pitchers. I’m all over Rays hitters today. Mikie Mahtook is a great value for outfield and I’m going with Tim Beckham at shortstop. The Rays send Erasmo Ramirez who is a way better pitcher at home than on the road, but I can’t recommend him for fantasy against the Yankees who should score some runs as well. I do think he’ll do enough to win and I’m all over the Rays today.

Stack Rays right handers at: http://www.DraftKings.com

Bet Rays -108 at: http://www.5Dimes.com

Bet Over 8 Runs at: http://www.5Dimes.com

Looking for more cheap hitters? Try the Twins against the Tigers. The Tigers send rookie Kyle Lobstein to the mound who has not been very good this season. His 5.31 ERA and 1.53 WHIP are not good combined with a low strikeout rate, weak fastball and high walk rate. He is the 2015 Tigers pitching staff personified. I love Twins right handers against him tonight. Great values include Brian Dozier, Aaron Hicks and Trevor Plouffe.

Stack Twins right handers at: http://www.FanDuel.com

John Danks goes for the White Sox against the Athletics and he is always easy to target against. He’s given up a .355 wOBA to right handed hitters and they are worth a look here. The real value of this game though is that he is going against Sonny Gray. He’s not being quite himself as of late, but the White Sox offense has the tendency to cure what ails you. He’s a risk in DFS, but from a betting perspective the As are a great value today.

Bet Oakland -118 at: http://www.Bovada.lv

A surprising battle for first place begins tonight when the Astros visit the Rangers. Tonight is the marquee match-up with Cole Hamels taking on Scott Kazmir. I’m going to focus on Scott Kazmir here as I believe he is vulnerable tonight. In his past seven starts he’s only made it past the sixth inning once and has a 4.27 ERA in those starts. He’s struggled with high pitch counts and the Rangers can make him pay tonight. Rangers hitters might be a nice contrarian play tonight. While his opponent Cole Hamels hasn’t had that marquee game yet he has pitched very well with a 3.60 FIP for the Rangers (and 3.35 overall). Give me the Rangers tonight and anarchy in the AL West.

Bet Rangers -126 at: http://www.Bovada.lv