It’s Sunday, and that means we’ve got a jam-packed slate with plenty of games to choose from in the afternoon and so many valuable lines out there that it’s hard to pick just a few. With that said, here are my best MLB bets to consider on DraftKings Sportsbook.
This might surprise you, but the Orioles are tearing the cover off the ball. Slashing .241/.301/.434 and posting the 10th-best wRC+ in baseball over the past two weeks, Baltimore hasn’t seen its offensive breakout translate into many wins, considering it was coming off a 14-game losing streak just a week ago, but the O’s have turned it on lately with three wins in their past four games.
I specifically like their chances with Jorge Lopez out there on Sunday against a so-so Cleveland offense. When you watch the righty, there’s not much to dislike; he pumps a fastball over 95 mph and features a sinker that can drop off the table. He’s been a fantastic pitcher through the first three or four innings all year before falling apart after that, but in his last two starts, he was able to complete six frames allowing just four combined runs against the Twins. Cleveland has been subpar lately at the plate and I want to put my money where my mouth is in terms of this Lopez love.
The Mets versus Chris Paddack is a rivalry as old as time itself. The righty was absolutely nails against New York the first time he saw them his rookie year in 2019, which was much to the chagrin of a fanbase that wanted to see Pete Alonso win Rookie of the Year (he wound up doing so). This led to a little feud, and Paddack wound up having a rough outing later that July. He hasn’t faced them since then, but I’m sure hearing “Paddack sucks” isn’t lost on the righty.
Now, it’s very hard to separate these two teams at the moment, looking equally average at the plate, so I’m going to look to this starting pitching matchup. While it seems like the Mets may haunt Paddack, that’s not totally why I’m fading him here. The righty has allowed way too much quality contact with a 37.6% hard-hit rate, and the great strikeout numbers we saw two years ago simply aren’t there. These Mets hitters (what’s left of them, anyway) haven’t packed a huge punch, but they’ve put together good at-bats. I expect that to continue, and for Marcus Stroman to take care of business against a slumping lineup.
That’s right, it’s the Kyle Hendricks fader checking in again. Nothing has changed with the righty over the past two starts; he’s allowed a hit per inning and five total home runs in those starts but failed to pay a big price because of the timing of those mistakes.
Well, this Giants offense is relentless. It’s carried the team to nine wins in the last 11 games and is making a whole lot of contact over the past two weeks to go with a league-best 43.2% hard-hit rate. Hendricks’ Achilles heel of late has been his inability to limit hard contact in the expert fashion we’ve seen in years’ past, and I don’t see it going well for him if he’s going to allow six or more hits to a team that makes this much quality contact.
Johnny Cueto has been surprisingly good, but he doesn’t even need to be that good to get this win today for the Giants. At home, I expect a ton of runs from San Fran.
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