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MLB DFS Picks & Lineup Advice: October 22nd

MLB DFS PicksThe Daily Plug is our daily MLB DFS Picks & Strategy write-up that highlights the top plays from our Occupy Model.

We’ll start by looking at betting odds and weather situations, then the Plug will provide actionable information for the main slate by making specific recommendations on how much of your bankroll to allocate and exactly which types of contests to play -- all depending on the type of player you are. Note: Plug not usually fully updated until 3:00pm EST on weeknights.

Consider the Daily Plug an in-depth road map for the main slate. Let’s get to it!

Want analysis for every player for your MLB DFS picks in tonight's game? Check out the single game Occupy Model.

Notable Betting Odds:

Betting Odds
Astros -193 (Gerrit Cole)
Nationals +182 (Max Scherzer)

Run Totals
Astros 4.23 (+0.08)
Nationals 2.27 (-0.08)

Weather Situations to Target:

This game is at Minute Maid Park, a stadium with a roof over it. No problems here folks.

Keep up to date with the latest news as it will be updated here on the Daily Plug & via Twitter by following @OccupyFantasy.  

Injuries

Ryan Pressly (HOU RP) re-injured a pre-existing injury on Saturday in the ALCS.

Game Preview

The MLB.com official World Series Game 1 preview is loaded with matchup data and playing time expectations, check it out. The Single-Game MLB Model has more information available for you, so check that out as well if you’re hungry for more than what we have for notes below.

*Remember in single-game high-risk leaving money on the table is one of the best ways to give yourself the chance of being unique and not splitting a top prize.

Expensive Plays

Gerrit Cole
We tried to come up with something negative about the guy, couldn’t do it. There’s a chance he’s not quite as sharp, or maybe he had some bad sushi last night. Assuming that didn’t happen, Gerrit Cole is a must play in low-risk contests as the clear dominator of the Occupy Model and owner of an insane 1.41 K/IP and 2.27 opposing team total combination.

Max Scherzer
Mad Max is ranked firmly behind Cole, but he’s still a freak. In low-risk it’s very tough to fade one of these two, and in high-risk Scherzer is appealing simply because he’s viewed more negatively than his machine counterpart. Let’s not forget how ridiculous he made St. Louis bats look on his way to 11 K’s over 7 1-hit frames just 10 days ago. If any team has the chance to flip the script on Cole it would be the red hot Nationals led by true ace Max Scherzer.

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All cited splits and statistics courtesy of Fangraphs.com Splits Leaderboard tool or splits on a player’s profile page.