MLB Pitching Primer: Thursday, August 9th
Everything in the sport of baseball comes down to the hitter-versus-pitcher matchup – which makes pitching the most important element of MLB DFS play. Without an understanding of the best pitching plays on the day, your DFS efforts will be sunk! Each day, the Pitching Primer will provide you with some of the top pitching plays on the day – taking a close look at the “why” behind these picks, and helping you to identify pitchers others might overlook.
Thursday, August 9th
Welcome to Thursday! We have a smaller six-game Main Slate tonight, but we have some major arms going, which should make things interesting. Let’s take a look at the pitchers taking the hill tonight and see if we can find an edge.
Arms To Trust
We should have a pitching duel in Houston tonight, where Verlander and the Astros are taking on James Paxton and the Mariners. Houston is a solid -160 favorite as the home team, and Verlander has put up some of the best numbers in baseball this season with a 2.19 ERA (2.74 SIERA), a 0.88 WHIP, and a 11.74 K/9.
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