Sunday night baseball has a great American League East matchup between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays. This is the only game on the late slate, with the rest taking place in the afternoon. Let’s dive into the top Monkey Knife Fight MLB DFS plays and props tonight on Aug. 1.
Tonight’s Top Monkey Knife Fight MLB Player Prop Picks
Monkey Knife Fight has a ton of profitable contests for the public, and here we will break down the two best areas from which to make MLB picks.
More or Less — Pick 2 | Prize: 2.5x
Strikeouts: Nick Pivetta and Shane McClanahan
Pivetta has been struggling of late, allowing at least four runs in each of his last three starts. Tonight’s matchup against the Rays presents its own set of problems for his opponent, as they have not hit him well over the course of his career. The current Tampa Bay roster is hitting a combined .033 against Pivetta lifetime. If this matchup comes down to familiarity, the Rays could be lagging a bit. Look for Pivetta to top the 6.5-strikeout mark.
McClanahan will look to bounce back after allowing a season-high nine hits in his last starts. The strikeouts have been coming with a little more consistency, as he has topped this 5.5-strikeout mark in each of his last two starts. However, Boston is one of the best teams against left-handed pitching, so take the under tonight.
Rapid Fire — Pick 2 | Prize: 3x
Brandon Lowe vs. Xander Bogaerts
Nelson Cruz vs. Austin Meadows
Lowe has been much more consistent than Bogaerts, hitting .294 over the last 10 games. In addition, Lowe has four doubles and a homer in that span. Bogaerts is really struggling at the moment, only hitting .200 over the same stretch. With the better pitching matchup, take Lowe in this spot.
Meadows has the advantage over Cruz, hitting .275 compared to the putrid .135 that Cruz is hitting. Although Meadows does not have the platoon advantage in this matchup, he has still been the better hitter of late. Once the Rays get to the Red Sox bullpen, Meadows will take care of his business.
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