FanDuel Tuesday Single Game DFS: Dodgers vs Braves

Freddie Freeman has been playing like an MVP all year

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Tuesday night will see Game 2 of the NLCS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves play out. The Braves struck first in the series gaining a 1-0 advantage, and Clayton Kershaw will be replaced by Tony Gonsolin as LA's Game 2 starter.


With the potential for a low scoring game, DFS players will need to find the hidden potential in this match up to cash in. For the purpose of this article we're using FanDuel's $20K Tue MLB Squeeze ($5K to 1st) Tournament as a reference.

Scoring is based on hitters achieving results in the following categories:

Singles (1B) - 3 points

Doubles (2B) - 6 points

Triples (3B) - 9 points

Walks (BB) - 3 points

Hit by Pitches (HBP) - 3 points

Home Runs (HR) - 12 points

Runs (R) - 3.2 points

Runs Batted In (RBI) - 3.5 points

Stolen Bases (SB) - 6 points

A "Star" player is selected and that player receives a 1.5X bonus to their score. An "MVP" player is selected and that player receives a 2X bonus to their score. Three players are selected as Utility players for this contest and receive no bonus to their score.

Players are assigned a "salary" and you are given $35,000 in salary cap to form your team. Here are FindBet's picks for this game starting with the three Utility spots.

Utility Players

Ozzie Albies 2B ATL $7,000 salary - Atlanta's second baseman is able to help you in every scoring category. Expect Albies to be a table setter if the Braves are going to have a chance to take Game 2. If he's able to get on base he poses a threat to steal bases and score runs with an excellent middle of the order hitting behind him.



Justin Turner 3B LAD $6,000 salary - Turner has been a very consistent hitter which has resulted in consistent production from a DFS standpoint throughout the season. He won't get you the big games the same way teammates Mookie Betts or Corey Seager have throughout the season, but he is as good of a bet as any to produce in a difficult pitching matchup. Turner has a penchant for producing multi-hit games which he hasn't done in his past 8 games. If he can pick up a couple hits in a low scoring game he would be a steal at $6,000.

Will Smith C LAD $5,500 salary - While many players may be inclined to play the opposing catcher in Travis d'Arnaud who is riding a 7 game hit streak, we're going with Smith. d'Arnaud is a .200 (1-5) career hitter against Kershaw but will likely be in most lineups based on his recent production and salary. Smith went 0-4 in Game 1, but had a .294 average in the playoffs prior to that. He hit .289 in the regular season and has been a steady performer for the Dodgers all year. Hitting in the middle of the Dodger lineup could result in an offensive outburst like we saw from him in the close out game against the Padres in the NLDS.

Star Player


Cody Bellinger OF LAD $8,500 salary - Even though Bellinger has had a down year by his standard, for DFS he's still one of the most valuable players in baseball. His ability to change games with one swing is still there, and Bellinger shares the same benefits of hitting in the middle of this talented lineup as Will Smith. Ian Anderson has been a breakout star in the Braves' rotation and poses a threat to stifle the Dodger bats for a second game in a row. LA will need its stars to bounce back and that includes the 2019 NL MVP. Bellinger does his best work against righties, and if the Dodgers can set the table for him a home run with runners on will go a long way in this contest.

MVP Player

Freddie Freeman 1B ATL $7,500 salary - Many DFS players are going to be likely to plug Mookie Betts or Ronald Acuna Jr in this spot. Especially now that it's known that Clayton Kershaw will not start tonight, the temptation to deploy Acuna as your MVP in this game will be high. However, Freeman has played at an MVP level all season and the Braves are going to want to jump out to an early lead to prevent losing the momentum in this series. That could mean big production early from Freeman and a win for Atlanta and your DFS lineup.


Updated 2:51pm 10/13/2020 --

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2022 World Cup Best Bets, Team Props, and Futures
2022 World Cup Best Bets, Team Props, and Futures

Picking up where they left off in 2018, the French National Team led by 23-year-old Kylian Mbappe have found their way back into the finals as they look to be the first back-to-back World Cup Champions since Brazil’s dominant runs in 1958 and 1962. Standing between that incredible feat for the defending champions is Argentina, who currently have their superstar, Lionel Messi, in top form. Messi is finding ways to create passes no one can see and he’s done it multiple times, assisting three goals (tied for the most) throughout the tournament. The legend is also scoring goals of his own and is tied with Kylian Mbappe (5 goals) for Golden Boot honors in this year’s World Cup. Regardless, soccer fans around the world are in for a treat on Sunday at 10:00 AM EST as two of the best players in the world face each other for their country’s World Cup glory.

After winning Group D, France defeated Poland in the Round of 16, England in the quarterfinals, and a strong Morocco team in the semis to advance to the Final. On the other side of the bracket, Argentina won Group C and dispatched Australia in the Round of 16. Messi and the Argentinians were then tested in the quarterfinals, needing a penalty shootout to defeat the Netherlands after blowing a late two-goal lead. Finally, Argentina played perhaps their best match of the tournament against Croatia in the semi-finals, winning 3-0. Now the stage is set for a blockbuster finale between two powerhouses featuring some of the top players in the world.

Note (from FanDuel Sportsbook): No team will play at home during Qatar's World Cup. For betting purposes, FanDuel explains that: “Home Team refers to the team listed first, Away Team refers to the second team listed.”

Argentina (-104) vs. France (-112)

Argentina Keys To Victory

Lionel Messi has played incredibly for Argentina throughout this World Cup. He is leaving opposing defenders in the dust, taking on multiple players at once, dragging them away from his teammates, which is opening up the field for his fellow goal scorers. Every time Messi has the ball at his feet, there seems to be more than one threat. Messi is playing just as well as he always has in 2022. He’s served his team as a playmaker and as a goal-scorer in Qatar. He’s also had some help from Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez who’s scored a handful of goals in this World Cup (including two in Argentina’s decisive victory over Croatia). If Alvarez and Messi are able to link up while on the attack, the depleted French defense and midfield could be in for some trouble.

France Keys To Victory

One of the biggest headlines heading into this World Cup Final is the return of French striker Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid star and winner of this year’s Ballon D’Or hurt his hamstring in one of France’s first practices soon after arriving in Qatar. He flew back to Madrid where he immediately completed his recovery work which was set at three weeks from the time of injury. Right now, Benzema is flying back to Doha and could be starting for France in the final. At the moment, France’s HC Didier Deschamps has declined to comment on whether or not he will be including KB9 in the starting lineup. France’s ball movement has been excellent throughout the tournament, but their key to victory against Argentina will be efficient defense. Over the last few games, France’s defense seems to have slowed down. Not only will they need to stop Messi, but they will need to turn defensive stops into counterattacks. Mbappe and Olivier Giroud (four goals thus far in the tournament) will need to be electric on offense and test the Argentinian keeper. Antoine Griezmann may be an x-factor for France as he has three assists in this World Cup and was inches away from scoring against Morocco.

Conclusion

It’s only fitting that Lionel Messi will finally hoist the World Cup trophy in his last World Cup match. Expect him to score a goal and lead his team to victory in a tightly contested battle.

The Pick: Argentina (-104)

World Cup Final Best Prop Bets

Kylian Mbappe: To Score Or Give Assist (+100)

Mbappé has been relatively quiet over France’s last few games. Still, he is the main wing on France’s team who is capable of breaking down defenses through his skillful technique and ridiculous speed. He currently is tied with Messi for the most goals in the 2022 World Cup. If he isn’t able to score in this game, then expect him to at least make an assist. For France to win this one, the 23-year-old will need to have a big game.

Lionel Messi: Anytime Goalscorer (+190)

Messi has stepped up his performance big time this World Cup. If you have watched Argentina play in this tournament, you know how crucial of a role Messi has played in the team’s success. He is tied for the most goals in the tournament with Mbappe and has a great chance of putting the ball in the net at some point during Sunday’s big match. This is a particularly great prop to target since Messi takes all of Argentina’s penalty shots and has converted four-of-five throughout the tournament.

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Calling every sports fan across the globe! The best month for all things sports is here: December. NFL and CFB are getting into the thick of things — I mean, we are finally not seeing Alabama and Clemson in the CFP, not to mention both the NBA and NHL are underway and college basketball just tipped off!

Despite all of these different sporting events going on, the World’s biggest Sporting event is down to the Semifinals, the World Cup.

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