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Scherzer will face the Orioles in Nationals Park. He’s the biggest favorite and has the lowest OTT on the slate. The last time Scherzer pitched against the Orioles, he put up 44.2 DK points. This time, the Orioles will lose their DH, creating an even better matchup for Scherzer. At a price of $14,500 on DraftKings, he’s extremely expensive, but he may still be the top cash game option.
Skaggs will face the Blue Jays in Angels Stadium. He’s pitched well over his last three starts, recording 22 strikeouts while allowing only one earned run. He’s priced at $10,700, a step down from the top two aces on the slate. The Blue Jays take a park hit, and Skaggs has an OTT of just 3.5. I don’t think I’ll play Skaggs in cash games, but I’ll play him in tournaments and hope he keeps his 25+ DK point streak alive.
Paxton will face the Yankees in Yankee Stadium. The Yankees are a tough matchup and Paxton is an underdog with an OTT of four. That being said, he costs only $8,300 on DraftKings. Ten days ago, he was priced at $12,500. Whenever there is a drastic drop in price in a short period of time, I’m interested at least in tournaments. In cash games, Paxton is risky, but he may be one of the top value plays on the slate.