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Draftkings Best MLB Showdown Picks: Braves vs. Yankees 6/21/24

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

Atlanta Braves vs. New York Yankees
June 21, 2024 7:05 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Atlanta Braves vs. New York Yankees 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. New York Yankees matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Chris Sale, Pitcher, Atlanta Braves $11,600

On Friday night, Major League Baseball presents the first game of a three-game Interleague series between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees.

How are these two teams playing entering tonight’s MLB game? The Atlanta Braves arrive at tonight’s game with the New York Yankees on the heels of a three-game winning streak that culminated with a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics three days ago. Conversely, the New York Yankees have lost three of the team’s last four games, including last night’s embarrassing 17-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

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.

In Chris Sale’s last seven scheduled starts for the Atlanta Braves, Sale has posted a 2.60 ERA over 45 innings. For the entire 2024 MLB regular season, Chris Sale owns a 2.98 ERA, accumulating 99 strikeouts while allowing only 13 walks.

Yes, I know that the New York Yankees have a formidable lineup. Having stated that, Atlanta Braves pitcher Chris Sales has had previous success versus this New York Yankees lineup. I see no reason why Sale can’t shut down the Yankees strong lineup again team later today.

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 Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Chris Sale as my captain for this one game MLB DFS slate.

Flex Plays

DJ LeMahieu, Third Baseman, New York Yankees $5,600

In his last two games played for the New York Yankees, Yankees third baseman DJ LeMahieu accumulated three hits in eight at bats. I fully expect New York Yankees third baseman DJ LeMahieu to continue his quality play on the baseball diamond in tonight’s matchup versus the Atlanta Braves.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Austin Riley, Third Baseman, (Braves) $7,800: Carlos Rodon, Pitcher, (Yankees) $10,800: Sean Murphy, Catcher (Braves) $5,400: Jose Trevino, Catcher (Yankees) $4,800.

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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.

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