DFS Picks & Fantasy SportsMLB Picks

Draftkings MLB Showdown Picks: Braves vs. Diamondbacks 7/8/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for this evening's Braves vs. Diamondbacks matchup.

Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
July 8, 2024 9:40 pm EDT

Major League Baseball presents a matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Let’s take a look at this MLB game from a Draftkings perspective.

Prior to discussing the Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 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 tonight’s Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Chris Sale, Pitcher, Atlanta Braves $12,600

On Monday night, Major League Baseball presents the first game of a four game National League series between the Atlanta Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

How are these two teams playing entering tonight’s MLB game? The Atlanta Braves have won five of the team’s last nine games played this season, including a dominating 6-0 win over the Philadelphia Philles last night. The Arizona Diamondbacks are also playing decent baseball. The Diamondbacks have won six of the team’s last nine contests played in the 2024 MLB regular season, including an impressive 9-1 defeat of the San Diego Padres.

Now that we have determined how both teams are currently playing let’s turn our attention to tonight’s game. Atlanta Braves pitcher Chris Sale has quickly established himself as one of the best starting pitchers in the National League. How has Chris Sale been playing from a statistical standpoint this season? Let’s review Chris Sale’s recent game data to answer that question.

For the entire 2024 MLB regular season, Braves pitcher Chris Sale owns a 2.71 ERA, accumulating 127 strikeouts while allowing only 15 walks. It has to be said, those are the type of DFS numbers I want to see from a player I select for my captain position.

More recently, in the Atlanta Braves 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants five days ago, Braves pitcher Chris Sale pitched rather well. More specifically, in the Braves 3-1 win over the Giants just noted, Sale pitched six quality innings, striking out nine San Francisco Giants batters while allowing only two walks.

Flex Plays

Marcel Ozuna, Outfielder, Atlanta Braves $9,200

Atlanta outfielder Marcel Ozuna certainly brings a quality bat to this talented Atlanta Braves lineup. Let me provide Ozuna’s recent game data to better shed light on my previous statement. In his last two games played for the Atlanta Braves in the 2024 MLB regular season, Braves outfielder Marcel Ozuna has accumulated a respectable six hits in 18 plate appearances.

In conclusion, I expect Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcel Ozuna to continue his quality play on the baseball diamond in tonight’s matchup versus the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Christian Walker, First Baseman (Arizona Diamondbacks) $8,600: Austin Riley, Third Baseman (Atlanta Braves) $8,400: Jarred Kelenic, Outfielder (Atlanta Braves) $7,000: Eugenio Suarez, Third Baseman (Arizona Diamondbacks) $5,400.

Hans Geevers's Free Pick: See Above

Need More? Get Premium Picks

Hans Geevers

I have been an avid fan of sports since I was a kid. Additionally, I have been betting on sports for the better part of the last two decades! I have been married to my wife Dawn for over 21 years. I am also the proud father of Hannah! These ladies provide me the inspiration to live each day to it's fullest.

Related Articles

Back to top button