Contrarian Corner August 29th
Welcome to the Contrarian Corner. This blog will be about doing things a little differently than what most of the Rotogrinders team recommends. Anyone can look at team totals and decide to stack the team with the highest total. What I attempt to do is stack teams that will be low owned and are in great spots, despite what the Vegas team total might be. This strategy has a high level of variance. I am not aiming to cash for the minimum, I am trying to win GPP’s.
The pitchers from yesterday were just good enough that I could cash in everything. Again, no big scores, but any night cashing and winning Milly maker tickers on Draft Kings is a good night to me. Cleveland as expected, I got wrong again. At some point, I will learn to stay away from them. However, I did play Cleveland in a baseball parlay that won. I hope that you are following me on twitter and can see the plays I am giving out.
We have a split slate today of four early games and six late games. This should provide us with all day entertainment and a shot to make some money. While Coors is on the late slate, the early slate is very interesting. Oakland will be the massive chalk as Glenn Sparkman is making an appearance and those normally do not go well.
It is not that often that Houston is actually contrarian, especially on a slate this small, but here we are. Everyone is going to play Oakland. The Athletics are cheap, easy to stack and could crush as their expected run total suggests. I will play an Athletics stack, but will also have a Houston stack.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Outside of Coors there are a few spots that look pretty advantageous. The Dodgers might be the best team in baseball and they get a ballpark upgrade heading to Arizona. This feels like a great pivot off Coors and potential to get a low-owned Dodgers stack. Do not get me wrong, I will still be making a Coors stack of some kind. The Pirates have been swinging some hot bats especially Josh Bell.
If you want to stack Coors you need cheap pitching. Rodriguez is the perfect GPP play, as he is capable of 20+ or negative Draft Kings points. The best part is he is $4,600. I am in on him in a pitchers park against this watered down San Diego lineup. I hope this does not go badly, but for the price, I am not asking a lot. If we get word on a pitch count for Felix Hernandez, I could be in on him as well. Hernandez has not exceeded 90 pitches since April and has been used sparingly, to say the least.
This is my plan as of right now. If things change during the day I will be back to update this blog. I am Milo741 on all the DFS sites. Follow along on twitter @wintheweekend, as I will post my bets as well. Good luck everyone.