Cardinals vs. Cubs DFS MLB Picks, Betting Line – Lynn vs. Arrieta and the Under

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Dan Shapiro
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Cardinals vs. Cubs DFS MLB Picks, Betting Line – Lynn vs. Arrieta and the Under has your daily fantasy MLB picks for Lance Lynn vs. Jake Arrieta along with the day’s betting lines in which both teams were slightly priced above -100.  The total on this game was set at 6.5, and for good reason. 

The Pitching Matchup: Cardinals RH Lance Lynn $8.6K (2014: 15-10, 2.74 ERA) vs. Cubs RH Jake Arrieta $9.1K (2014: 10-5, 2.53)

Lynn is a sick 12-1 with a 2.77 ERA in 15 career outings in April.   Lynn lost his last four regular season games of 2014.  From July 4 to September 16, games in which Lynn started 13 of 14 resulted in 3 or fewer runs.   Lynn would make an excellent choice for one’s starting pitcher roster on Wednesday.

Arrieta has just the opposite performance in early season games.  He is 2-0 vs. St. Louis however with a 0.92 ERA in five career starts.  Arrieta was also terrific at home last season, going 6-1 with a 1.46 ERA in 12 starts. 

This game has UNDER written all over it.

Fantasy Scoring

Hitters will accumulate points as follows:

Single = +3 PTs

Double = +5 PTs

Triple = +8 PTs

Home Run = +10 PTs

Run Batted In = +2 PTs

Run = +2 PTs

Base on Balls = +2 PTs

Hit By Pitch = +2 PTs

Stolen Base = +5 PTs

Caught Stealing = -2 PTs

Pitchers will accumulate points as follows:

Inning Pitched = +2.25 PTs

Strike Out = +2 PTs

Win = +4 PTs

Earned Run Allowed = -2 PTs

Hit Against = -0.6 PTs

Base on Balls Against = -0.6 PTs

Hit Batsman = -0.6 PTs

Complete Game = +2.5 PTs

Complete Game Shut Out = +2.5 PTs

No Hitter = +5 PTs

Rosters will consist of 10 players and must include hitters from at least 3 different MLB teams.

The 10 roster positions are: P, P, C, 1B/DH, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF

Salary Cap - $50,000

Tournaments (Guaranteed Prize Pool) – (avg. score to take 1st place in a large field tournament)

Target Score – 150 points; 10 players on roster

Fantasy Points Pitching ($15,000-$20,000 allocation; 30-40% of salary cap)

Fantasy Points Hitting ($30,000-$35,000 allocation)

- Dan Shapiro,

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