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Draftkings Best MLB Showdown Picks: Mets vs. Pirates 7/8/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for tomorrow afternoon's Mets vs. Pirates matchup.

New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
July 8, 2024 12:35 pm EDT

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

Prior to discussing the New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 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 New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Christian Scott, Pitcher, New York Mets $10,600

On Monday afternoon, Major League Baseball presents the final game of a four game National League series between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

How are these two teams playing entering Monday afternoon’s MLB game? Since the beginning of July, the New York Mets have played seven games. In those seven games just mentioned, the Mets accumulated four wins, including a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates two days ago.

Conversely, the New York Mets opponent in this game (Pittsburgh Pirates) are currently not playing good baseball. Let me be more specific. In the Pittsburgh Pirates last nine games played in the MLB regular season, the Pirates have lost a whopping six games, including a 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals earlier in the week.

Now that we have determined how both of these National League teams are currently playing let’s shift our attention to tomorrow afternoon’s game. New York Mets pitcher Christian Scott has certainly illustrated that he has the potential to be a valuable member of this New York Mets pitching staff this season. Having stated that, how has Christian Scott been playing from a statistical standpoint in the 2024 MLB regular season? Let’s review Christian Scott’s recent game data to answer that question.

In the six games that Christian Scott has pitched for the New York Mets in the 2024 MLB regular season, Scott has posted a 4.32 ERA (Earned Run Average), a 1.14 WHIP (walks, hits, inning pitched), and added a robust 27 strikeouts while allowing eight walks.

Flex Plays

Francisco Lindor, Shortstop, New York Mets $9,400

New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor certainly brings a quality bat to the New York Mets lineup. Let me provide Lindor’s recent game data to better shed light on my previous statement. In his last two games played for the New York Mets in the 2024 MLB regular season, Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor has accumulated four hits in eight plate appearances.

I fully expect talented New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor to continue his quality play on the baseball diamond in tomorrow afternoon’s matchup versus the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Mitch Keller, Starting Pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates) $11,600: Bryan Reynolds, Outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates) $9,000: Jose Iglesias, Second Baseman (New York Mets) $5,000.

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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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