We touched on it briefly above but Eric Lauer gives up a lot of home runs. In fact, he trails only 4 starters for the most home runs conceded this year at 22. With this knowledge in hand there are a few great power hitting Dodgers to choose from against Lauer. The best value comes in with Max Muncy. Muncy is hitting his stride after an up and down start but has lit up the month of August. With a .349 average and 5 home runs over 12 games, Muncy has been a huge part of the Dodgers success. Tonight he can keep the streak going and provides solid value.
Kyle Tucker has been a stalwart for the Astros this year. With 21 home runs and a .250 average, he’s been a model of consistency, which is very difficult to do in the MLB. His average has slowly crept up and this month it is the highest it’s been at a very impressive .317. He also has two home runs in the last 7 games and is riding an 8 game hit streak. The contact will undoubtedly be there but getting over the wall is the question. That question is answered by two factors – a hitters park at Guaranteed Rate Field and a hard throwing right hander to oppose and give Tucker the platoon advantage. That’s enough for me to lock in on the big right fielder.
Chuck's Pick: Max Muncy / Kyle Tucker | +2045 at Fan Duel