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Draftkings Best MLB Showdown Picks: Padres vs. Red Sox 6/30/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tomorrow afternoon's Padres vs. Red Sox matchup.

San Diego Padres vs. Boston Red Sox
June 30, 2024 1:35 pm EDT

Major League Baseball presents a matchup between the San Diego Padres and the Boston Red Sox. Let’s take a look at this MLB game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into the San Diego Padres vs. Boston Red Sox 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 tomorrow afternoon’s San Diego Padres vs. Boston Red Sox matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Matt Waldon, Pitcher, San Diego Padres $11,400

On Sunday afternoon, Major League Baseball presents baseball fans with the final game of a three-game Interleague series between the San Diego Padres and the Boston Red Sox.

How are these two teams playing entering tomorrow afternoon’s MLB game? The San Diego Padres arrive at the final game of this three-game series with the Boston Red Sox playing quality baseball. More specifically, the San Diego Padres have accumulated five consecutive wins, including an 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals three days ago. Conversely, the Boston Red Sox have lost three consecutive games, including last night’s 11-1 loss to the Padres.

Now that we have determined how both teams are currently playing let’s turn our attention to tonight’s game. San Diego Padres pitcher Matt Waldon has quickly established himself as one of the best starting pitchers in the National League. Having stated that, how has Waldon been playing from a statistical standpoint this season? Let’s review Matt Waldon’s recent game data to answer that question.

In the 16 games that Matt Waldon has played for the San Diego Padres in the 2024 MLB regular season, Matt Waldon has posted a 3.43 ERA (Earned Run Average), a 1.16 WHIP (walks, hits, inning pitched), and added 84 strikeouts while allowing 27 walks.

As I noted in the rules section above, selecting the correct captain is absolutely vital if you hope to win a large field GPP (guaranteed prize pool) contest. In summary, I am rolling with San Diego Padres starting pitcher Matt Waldon as my captain for this one game MLB DFS slate.

Jurickson Profar, Outfielder, San Diego Padres $8,000

San Diego Padres outfielder Jurickson Profar has certainly been the leader that this San Diego Padres lineup has needed to win games this season.

Jurickson Profar currently leads the San Diego Padres team in overall batting average (.317) and RBIs (runs batted in-55).

I fully expect San Diego Padres outfielder Jurickson Profar to continue his outstanding play on the baseball diamond in tomorrow afternoon’s matchup with the Boston Red Sox.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Josh Winckowski , Starting Pitcher (Boston Red Sox) $10,400: Kyle Higashioka, Catcher (San Diego Padres) $5,400: Donovan Solano, Second Baseman (San Diego Padres) $4,800.

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