Indians vs. Astros DFS MLB Picks, Betting the Under– Carrasco vs. Feldman

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Dan Shapiro
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Indians vs. Astros DFS MLB Picks, Betting the Under– Carrasco vs. Feldman has your daily fantasy MLB picks for Carlos Carrasco vs. Scott Feldman and the potential for an UNDER situation with the price set at 8.

PITCHING MATCHUP: Indians RH Carlos Carrasco (2014: 8-7, 2.55 ERA) $8.6K vs. Astros RH Scott Feldman $5.9K (2014: 8-12, 3.74)

Feldman at his current price presents a good second pitcher option for daily fantasy players having mustered up a 1.91 ERA in his second-to-last-outing of 2014 against Cleveland.   The problem here is that this represented a rare gem for Feldman. 

On the other side of the spectrum, Carrasco would make for an excellent starting pitcher on any daily fantasy roster.

The 28-year-old Venezuelan did not post an ERA higher than 1.82 from June onward and went 6-4 with a 1.72 ERA in 17 appearances (10 starts).  Carrasco also had two turns against Houston a year ago going 1-0 with a 0.60 ERA while fanning 20 over 15 frames.  Astros batters were held to a 082 batting average.

Bet the UNDER 8 and go with Carrasco as a starter and consider Feldman as a last alternative as a secondary pitcher should you have someone other than Carrasco in mind to start in today’s daily fantasy contest.

Daily Fantasy MLB Contest 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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