Let's get to Saturday's interesting facts, using DraftKings prices.
Five Things to Watch:
1. 1 Here are the three highest projected over/unders, provided by OddsShark...
2. Weather: Everything looks all clear for Sunday.
3. You down with BvP? Xander Bogaerts is 12-for-33 lifetime against R.A. Dickey. Jose Bautista has 5 HR in 52 at-bats against David Price. Brian McCann is 12-for-20 with 3 HR lifetime against Jake Odorizzi.
4. Your three biggest pitching favorites for the day: Clayton Kershaw (-201) at the Mets, John Lackey (-195) against the Phillies and Stephen Strasburg (-173) against the Cardinals.
5. Sneaky stack options: The Giants in Coors Field will probably be the most popular choice, which makes sense. Don't sleep on the A's against Mike Pelfrey, especially with their lefties. Milwaukee is a good choice once again as well.
Danny Valencia was our deal of the day on Saturday, and he went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a homer, our Brewers stack delivered a solid 6 runs, and Danny Salazar and Adam Wainwright both picked up wins. Let's move on to Sunday.
Must-Start of the day: Clayton Kershaw, LAD
Sometimes it's easy. Kershaw has 95 strikeouts in 72 innings, a ridiculous 1.48 ERA and a tiny 0.66 WHIP. While the Mets have a few dangerous bats, they're 26th in batting average against a pitcher who doesn't make many mistakes. Spend up and get him going.
Deal of the day: Xander Bogaerts, BOS
Bogaerts is 12-for-33 lifetime against R.A. Dickey, and he's oddly cheap ($4100) based on his matchup and his .345 batting average this year. Take advantage at a tough position and pencil him in.
Avoid of the day: Johnny Cueto, SF
Nothing against Cueto, who has been brilliant this year, but you'd be crazy to play him on Sunday. Coors Field can ruin even the best pitchers' stats, and there are plenty of other aces to spend up on instead.
Stack of the day: Boston Red Sox
If the knuckleball isn't working, things could get ugly quickly for R.A. Dickey. The BvP stats are positive for most of Boston's big bats, and the Red Sox are first in team OPS (.840) by a large margin this season. You'll have to pay up, but this is the premier stack choice.
Clayton Kershaw, LAD: Sometimes it's easy. Kershaw has 95 strikeouts in 72 innings, a ridiculous 1.48 ERA and a tiny 0.66 WHIP. While the Mets have a few dangerous bats, they're 26th in batting average against a pitcher who doesn't make many mistakes. Spend up and get him going.
Rich Hill, OAK: Detroit's is just 17th in OPS vs LHP this year, and Hill has been striking out batters at a high rate. With Mike Pelfrey going against him, Hill has a good chance at a win.
Jake Odorizzi, TB: He's my favorite of the cheap options. The Yankees are just 24th in OPS, and Odorizzi has been relatively solid (3.46 ERA, 1.21 WHIP) so far this year. At just $7400, he allows you to load up elsewhere.
Brian McCann, NYY: McCann is 12-for-20 with 3 HR lifetime against Jake Odorizzi.
Stephen Vogt, OAK: Mike Pelfrey gets rocked by lefties, and Vogt is starting to warm up a bit.
Adrian Gonzalez, LAD: 12-for-27 with 2 HR against Bartolo Colon lifetime.
David Ortiz, BOS: 10-for-36 with 3 HR lifetime against R.A. Dickey.
Aaron Hill, MIL: He's just $3200, and Hill is batting .381 with 2 HR over his last seven games. The Brewers remain a cheap stack candidate against Brandon Finnegan.
DJ LeMahieu, COL: It's hard to go against Cueto, but $3500 for a batter hitting over .300 in a home game at Coors with a projected run total of 10.5 is a pretty strong value.
Adrian Beltre, TEX: Always good against southpaws, and is 9-for-30 lifetime against Francisco Liriano.
Travis Shaw, BOS: Just one of many Red Sox who have had success against Dickey, and he's cheap to boot.
Xander Bogaerts, BOS: "Deal of the day"
Jonathan Villar, MIL: Speed threat has a good matchup against Finnegan.
Mike Trout, LAA: 1.015 OPS over his last ten games and gets the soft-throwing Doug Fister.
Jay Bruce, CIN: 7-for-17 with 2 HR lifetime against Jimmy Nelson.
Marcell Ozuna, MIA: 10-for-27 lifetime against Julio Teheran.
Josh Reddick, OAK: Another lefty to throw at Pelfrey.