Let's get to today's interesting facts, using DraftKings prices. We'll cover the night slate of games, leaving out only Pirates-Tigers (1:10 p.m. ET) and Diamondbacks-Dodgers (4:10 p.m.) from today's schedule.
Five Things to Watch:
1. So you think Noah Syndergaard is the baddest man on the planet, and you want to start him even if Jose Fernandez will toe the rubber for the opposing Marlins. It makes sense, as the numbers line up in Syndergaard's favor. The Mets are a -142 favorite, and this game has the lowest projected run total on the board (6.5). At $10,400, Syndergaard is markedly cheaper than both Fernandez ($11,900) and Corey Kluber ($12,200). Just remember that EVERYONE is thinking the same thing, and Thor's ownership levels figure to be sky high.
2. Beyond the aces, Washington's Gio Gonzalez is a fine target. The Nats are a huge favorite (-225) against the terrible Braves' lineup in Gio's first start of the season. Who wants to be brave enough to use a Gio-Aaron Sanchez ($5,900) pairing?
3. Hey, BvPers: Robinson Cano ($4,200) is 15-for-37 with a couple of home runs versus Derek Holland. Cano's teammate, Nelson Cruz ($4,700) has only faced Holland eight times, hitting one home run. However, Cruz KILLS LEFTIES.
4. Nobody will blame you for chasing Giants and Rockies at Coors Field, as the projected run total is a typical 10.5 for the Jeff Samardzija-Tyler Chatwood matchup. Adam gets into more detail below, but my favorites on each side are Denard Span ($4,700) and Carlos Gonzalez ($4,600). CarGo went deep twice on Sunday.
5. Need a money-saving option? Josh Phegley's main reason for existence is hitting against southpaws â he's got a solid .338 career wOBA against them, and goes for $3,000. Padres' leadoff hitter Jon Jay is priced at $2,900 against Philly starter Charlie Morton, who has never been able to miss many bats.
Adam Meyer will post his Must-Start of the Day, Deal of the Day, Avoid of the Day, Stack of the Day and more later today!