DFS Major League Baseball Picks Opening Day April 6 – Clayton Kershaw

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DFS Major League Baseball Picks Opening Day April 6 – Clayton Kershaw

Gambling911.com is excited to bring you our DFS Major League Baseball picks, salaries and betting lines for Monday April 6.  At the bottom of this article you will find the scoring system generally used for Daily Fantasy Baseball. 

Clayton Kershaw (LA Dodgers – Pitcher) $12.4K – Kershaw may seem like too easy a pick as last year’s MVP but Daily Fantasy Baseball is all about making value and, despite his high price tag, Kershaw should exceed value here. 

He finished last season with a 1.77 ERA and faces a San Diego team that has a difficult time hitting against lefties.  They are 1-6 in their last 7 road games vs. a left-handed starter. Kershaw’s value should be inflated playing at home. 

The Dodgers are a huge -190 favorite with Kershaw starting.  It’s easy to see why as the Dodgers are 4-0 in Kershaw’s last 4 starts vs. Padres.   He also held the Padres to a .110 batting average.  Six of the eight Padres’ projected starting hitters that have faced Kershaw are a combined 7-for-66 against him.  

With Daily Fantasy Baseball, a strike out is equivalent to 2 points.  In September Kershaw had 8 strikeouts against the Padres and in August he had 10 while pitching 8 innings (x2.25 points) in both of those.   This type of performance represented around a quarter of your 150 target score.

By comparison, San Diego starter James Shields only had 2 strikeouts the last time he faced the Dodgers. 

Below is the scoring found at one of the biggest daily fantasy websites DraftKings.com. 

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)

- Ean Lamb, Gambling911.com

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