By Ramon Scott, @rsstreams
The Major League Baseball DFS card on Friday has a bit of a split-schedule look, as five games are slated to begin in the late afternoon, while the remaining 10 games will be contested at night. FanDuel is conducting both Early Only and All Day contest for the most part.
The projected highest-scoring affair is slated for Colorado, as the Cubs face the Rockies in a day tilt. The game total was listed by oddsmakers overnight at a shade over 10 runs. Another day game, Minnesota at the White Sox had an overnight total listed just under nine runs.
You can have one or more of the hitters to choose from, as the Rockies’ Troy Tulowitzki (pictured) and the Cubs’ Jorge Soler are our likely targets in the Mile High game. While one of our salary sleepers could also likely come from that game, as we look for Colorado’s Drew Stubbs to get the start against Travis Wood. Stubbs is 5-for-12 off of the Cubs’ left-hander.
There are weather issues to take into consideration, as well, although all of Thursday’s contests that were expecting weather issues were played to completion with some delays.
Games in Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta were all showing at least a 50 percent chance of showers sometime during the game.
Gio Gonzalez is the top pitcher on the night, according to oddsmakers, as the Nationals are -150 favorites over the host Phillies with a game total listed at 7. We’re opting for a less-pricier value selection on the bump tonight.
PLAYERS TO AVOID
Alexi Ramirez – The White Sox’s Ramirez is just 1-for-11 lifetime off of Minnesota LHP Tommy Milone.
Jose Bautista – The Blue Jays’ slugger has a 1-for-13 career mark against Baltimore’s Bud Norris
Ryan Howard – The Phillies’ Howard is 0-for-11 with six strikeouts against Gonzalez.
Carlos Gonzalez – Despite playing in our featured run-producing contest, be sure to note that CarGo is 0-for-10 lifetime against Wood.
Alex Avila – The Tigers’ Avila has just a 1-for-11 lifetime mark with seven strikeouts against Cleveland’s Zach McAllister
Mike Moustakas – The Royals’ Moustakas is 0-for-9 carer against Hector Santiago of the Angels.
Yonder Alonzo – The Padres’ Alonzo has gone just 2-for-21 against San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum.
Khris Davis – The Brewers’ Davis has worn the collar in 10 trips against Pittsburgh left-hander Jeff Locke, striking out four times.
Adsrubal Cabrera – The Rays’ Cabrera is a miserable 2-for-26 career against Miami’s Dan Haren, striking out eight times.