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DraftKings and FanDuel Spotlight Pitchers, Sunday 8/12

Josh Engleman

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Best MLB Bets today odds betting picks free expert lines predictions Chris Sale prop over/under 7.5 strikeouts

The following Spotlight Pitchers were selected by Awesemo.com’s Director of Content Josh Engleman.

Chris Sale [5.9 IP, 1.9 ER, 10.3 K, 1.2 BB]

  • The clear best option

I get it. Sale is just coming back from the DL. He’s probably only going ~85 pitches. It doesn‘t matter to me. Sale projects to mow down the Orioles even in limited innings. Baltimore strikes out so much that even a pitch count won‘t stop me. The Orioles have the lowest implied total on the slate, too. I‘m hoping that the pitch count keeps people off of Sale a bit. If I can get leverage on a under-owner Chris Sale, I‘ll be a very happy man.

Jake Arrieta [5.7 IP, 2.2 ER, 5.8 K, 1.5 BB]

  • Mid-tier value

If you’re looking to pay down a bit, I think Arrieta is in a nice spot. It’s always a good idea to have a pitcher in Petco. The Padres have been really bad against right handed pitching this season, and, much like the Orioles, they strike out a ton. Arrieta has one of the highest floors of the day, and he’s someone I’d be interested to use in a cash game scenario. You can even use Arrieta with Sale. I have them in a couple lines with the Twins as a main stack.

Josh is Contributor for Awesemo.com where he hosts video and writes content regularly across the primary sports of MLB, NBA, and NFL as well as contributing to the development of models and projections for soccer. He originally started producing projections & articles for Reddit's r/DFSports in 2014 where he built a loyal following that brought him to where he is today. Josh is most known for his elaborate Excel spreadsheets, which he shares in all of his video content. You can find him on Twitter or hanging out in Awesemo's Premium Slack. You can contact Josh by emailing [email protected].

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