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DraftKings MLB picks July 29: How many K’s are in Cole?

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DraftKings MLB picks July 29: How many K’s are in Cole?

DraftKings split the DraftKings MLB slates like a cord of wood again. There are two west coast matinees. Then three teams defied them and started before 7pm eastern. That’s going to be the short slate (boring, which is unfortunate because there are good options). That leaves nine games for the main DraftKings MLB slate.

If you are playing the matinees, Lance Lynn and Frankie Montas are the pitchers you want. Then take Texas righties against MadBum with Gallo. David Peralta is worth a shot at Lynn but limit your exposure to every offense but Texas. Choose your spots.

In the early evening, I’m prioritizing pitching. Max Scherzer or Sonny Gray are the two I want. I’ll make whatever offense I can fit in. You’re going to need value, so look to Reds. Don’t get overexposed. Hendricks is worse on the road, but he’s still mostly a ground ball pitcher. Washington righties against Ryu isn’t a terrible idea either, but again, limit your exposure. He’s still a solid pitcher.

Rain could be an issue in Atlanta, but there should be enough of a window to play. Hopefully it does because it’s going to be humid and good hitting weather. The same is true in Houston. The wind will also be blowing out to right if the roof is open.

I had way too much Martinez and Homer Bailey‘s voodoo of the Cardinals was 2020 in a nutshell. All of the good Royals hitters couldn’t make up for that.

These tips are based mostly on past performance. This is a nice tool for building a lineup, but should not be the only pieces of information you use. I recommend checking out RotoBallers for optimizers and other statistical tools to help put your best lineup forward.

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