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Draftkings Best MLB Showdown Picks: Dodgers vs. Phillies 7/11/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for this evening's Dodgers vs. Phillies matchup.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies
July 11, 2024 6:05 pm EDT

Major League Baseball presents a matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies. Let’s take a look at this MLB game from a Draftkings perspective.

Prior to discussing the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies game let’s review the rules for the Draftkings single game showdown contest.

Draftkings Single Game Showdown Contest Rules

You have $50,000 to utilize on five players from either team. However, one of those players will be designated as your team captain. The captain accumulates 1.5 times the standard fantasy points. Additionally, the captain is 1.5 times the standard cost of the flex position.

The remaining four players in your lineup will receive the standard fantasy points. Having stated that, it is highly important for you to identify the correct player for your captain position if you hope to win a large field DFS GPP (guaranteed prize pool) showdown contest.

If you have additional questions regarding the rules for the single game showdown contest, I recommend that you check out the Draftkings website for more details.

*I recommend that all readers review the starting lineups for both teams prior to setting your DFS lineup for this one game slate.

Here are my Draftkings picks for this evening’s Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Aaron Nola, Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies $11,800

On Thursday afternoon, Major League Baseball presents the final game of a three game National League series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies.

How are these two teams playing entering this evening’s MLB game? The Los Angeles Dodgers have won eight of the team’s last 13 games played in the 2024 MLB regular season, including a 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers five days ago. The Philadelphia Phillies arrive at the final game of this National League series playing decent baseball as well. More specifically, the Philadelphia Phillies have won seven of the team’s last 13 games played this season, including an impressive 10-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first game of this three-game series earlier this week.

Now that we have ascertained how both of these National League teams are currently playing let’s shift our focus to tonight’s contest. Philadelphia starting pitcher Aaron Nola has quickly ascended to be one of the best starting pitchers in all of Major League Baseball. Having stated that, how has Nola been playing from a statistical standpoint this season? Let’s dive into Aaron Nola’s recent game data to answer that question.

In the 18 games that Aaron Nola has pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2024 MLB regular season, Aaron Nola has posted a 3.48 ERA (Earned Run Average), a 1.03 WHIP (walks, hits, inning pitched), and added a robust 107 strikeouts while allowing 25 walks.

In my opinion, Aaron Nola is the most likely player to post the most Draftkings points in this evening’s National League contest. For that specific reason, I am rolling with Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola as my captain for this one game DFS MLB Showdown slate.

Flex Plays

Shohei Ohtani, Designated Hitter, Los Angeles Dodgers $9,600

Talented Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani is playing simply outstanding baseball. In his last four games played for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2024 MLB regular season, Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani accumulated six hits, one home run, and three walks in 13 plate appearances.

I expect the talented Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter to continue his quality play on the baseball diamond in tonight’s matchup versus the Philadelphia Phillies.

Additional flex plays I like this evening (Draftkings price noted): Landon Knack, Pitcher (Los Angeles Dodgers) $10,600: Freddie Freeman, First Baseman (Los Angeles Dodgers) $8,200: Bryce Harper, First Baseman (Philadelphia Phillies) $8,800.

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