Eight games are on the MLB schedule for Thursday with all the action beginning after 7 p.m. ET. That means the focus will all be on the main slate on daily Fantasy sites with FanDuel running a $115K Thursday MLB Rally and DraftKings hosting a $250K Relay Throw. Those are just a couple of the MLB DFS contests available, and regardless of what you’re entering, you’ll want to see what Mike McClure has to say. He’s a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career winnings and he’s studied the matchups such as Yankees vs. Blue Jays, Braves vs. Marlins and Red Sox vs. Angels and revealed his optimal MLB DFS lineups, top picks and advice for Thursday only over at SportsLine.
When it comes to MLB, McClure is at his best. Recognized in the book “Fantasy Football (and Baseball) for Smart People: How to Turn Your Hobby into a Fortune” as a top MLB DFS player, McClure’s proprietary projection model simulates each game 10,000 times, taking factors such as matchups and recent results into account. This allows him to find the best values on every site.
He got off to a hot start in 2019, producing lineups on SportsLine that have returned as much as 30x in the first half of the season. He’s also finished in the top 1 percent of tournaments four times and the top 0.1 percent of tournaments twice this season already. He cashed huge in three consecutive tournaments in mid-June, which included a top 2 percent finish when his DraftKings lineup generated a whopping 185.9 points. He also had an optimal lineup on FanDuel that cashed 8x for followers right before the All-Star break.
Then on Wednesday, he was all over Fernando Tatis at $4,300 on FanDuel. The result: Tatis went 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk — returning around 25 points and 6x value. Anybody who followed his advice was well on their way to a huge day. Now, McClure has set his sights on Thursday’s MLB DFS slate. You can see his full roster at SportsLine.
One of McClure’s top MLB DFS picks for Thursday is Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts at $3,900 on FanDuel and $5,200 on DraftKings. Bogaerts has been a key part of Boston’s lineup this year, ranking fifth in the American League in batting average (.310), ninth in home runs (25) and second in RBIs (87). And he’s hit left-handed pitching hard with a .582 slugging percentage, and that’s what he’ll be up against on Thursday against the Angels and lefty starter Dillon Peters.
Part of his optimal MLB DFS strategy includes rostering Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge ($4,200 on FanDuel, $4,500 on DraftKings), who has at least one hit in seven of his last eight games and is taking on the Blue Jays in a game with an over-under of 10.5 total runs. The Yankees scored over 11 runs per game in their prior series with Baltimore and they haven’t scored less than six runs in a game since Aug. 3. MLB DFS players can confidently roster Judge and expect big returns in hits, runs scored and RBIs on Thursday.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to explode for huge numbers on Thursday. The stars are aligning for him to return tournament-winning value and he comes at a price that won’t break the bank. This pick could be the difference between cashing in big or going home with nothing.
So what are the optimal MLB DFS lineups for Thursday? Visit SportsLine right now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure’s complete optimal tournament lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on MLB DFS.