In-depth analysis of the starting pitchers on Thursday, August 16, 2018 (8/16) MAIN SLATE to help you build winning cash game and tournament lineups on Draftkings and FanDuel.

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Man, Tonight’s slate is horrible on the pitching front. I’m going to give you a few who I think will do well.

Clay Buchholz (ARI) @ SD: 9.5DK, 8.6FD

Clay gets to face the Padres in Petco Park.  Over the past month, San Diego has a 25% k rate and a mediocre 145 iso. Clay has a 20% k rate vs lefties and a 22% k rate vs righties. When Clay struggles, he struggles with right-handed bats. But there simply isn’t a single batter in the Padres lineup that I’m scared of. While the price tag is high, I think he can get you at least 20 DK.

Sam Gaviglio (TOR) @ KC: 6.8DK, 7.2FD

Sam will be facing a Royals team that has a 21% k rate along with a 160 iso vs righties over the past 30 days. Sam has a 15% k rate vs lefties and a 27% k rate vs righties.  The Royals don’t have any left-handed hitters who I’m afraid of, so I think Sam should be able to have a good outing.

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Francisco Liriano (DET) @ MIN: 5.8DK, 5.8FD

Francisco has the absolute best matchup on the slate facing a Twins team that is awful vs left-handed pitching. They have a 24% k rate and a little league like .069 iso.  Liriano is not good himself, however, he is cheap and has a respectable 23% k rate vs lefties and a 17% k rate vs righties. He has done a great job at limiting hard contact to both sides of the plate, holding batters below 33%. I prefer him on DK where there is no QS.

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