DraftKings Sportsbook: Wednesday Best Bets

DraftKings Sportsbook: Wednesday Best Bets

This article is part of our DraftKings Sportsbook series.

Previous article: 2-2, 0.60 RW Bucks          
Season: 76-79-7, -8.85 RW Bucks

In a testament to how much of a rollercoaster MLB betting can be, we once again missed out on a 4-0 day by one strikeout and one run in my most recent article, yet we still came out slightly ahead for the day thanks to one 2 RWBucks bet and one plus-money wager both cashing. We'll try again for that elusive perfect day Wednesday with a couple of AL afternoon tilts featuring four contending squads.

All odds referenced are from DraftKings Sportsbook.

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays, 3:07 PM ET

Starting Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Robbie Ray

The Pick: Blue Jays To Score First and Win (+135) for 1 RW Buck

Secondary Pick: Blue Jays -1 – first 5 innings (+105 on DraftKings Sportsbook) for 1 RW Buck

Wacha has often been catastrophic both on the road and in same-handed matchups, which spells trouble in a hitter-friendly ballpark against a righty-heavy and red-hot array of sluggers like the Blue Jays trot out. Wacha has pitched to a 6.28 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the road, along with a 2.2 HR/9, and he's given up a .356 wOBA and 1.7 HR/9 to righty bats when traveling. Then, Toronto has a .293 average and .376 wOBA against righties at home since the start of September and is fourth in all of MLB with an average of 3.5 runs per first five innings per home game. In turn, the Rays average just 2.3 per first five per road contest.

Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners, 4:10 PM ET

Starting Pitchers: Tanner Houck vs. Marco Gonzales

The Pick: Red Sox -0.5 – first 5 innings (+100) for 1 RW Buck

Secondary Pick: Red Sox Over 2.5 runs – first 5 innings (+120) for 1 RW Buck

Gonzales has had no shortage of trouble against current Red Sox bats, surrendering a collective .462/.480/.881 slash line to that group over 47 career encounters. The left-hander has also given up seven homers over his last four starts and has yielded a 2.2 HR/9 at home on the season, while the Red Sox round out the top 10 in MLB with 2.6 runs per first 5 innings per road game. Conversely, the Mariners average an AL-low 2.0 runs per first 5 per home contest, while Houck, despite an 0-4 mark, has given up three earned runs or less in his 13 appearances (11 starts) and boasts a 10.6 K/9 and 0.7 HR/9 across 53.1 innings.  

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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