Underdog Fantasy Picks & Predictions Today: Too Many Centers in the Mavs Kitchen (May 30)

MLB has scheduled several afternoon games to avoid clashing with the Western Conference Finals, though a few evening games are still on the docket. We are going to capitalize on both MLB and NBA picks today by selecting one player from each league: Daniel Gafford and Carlos Rodon. Let’s get some cash with the best MLB and NBA Underdog Fantasy picks and predictions on Thursday, May 30.

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Underdog Fantasy MLB Picks & Predictions Today

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Carlos Rodon | MLB Underdog Fantasy Pick Today

The Angels have been performing well against left-handed pitchers, even without Mike Trout. They rank second in batting average and are in the top 5 for wOBA, ISO and wRC+. Plus, Angel Stadium has been one of the five best hitters’ parks over the last three years.

Although Rodon has been solid this season, he has a 4.50 xERA, a 50% fly ball rate and a .219 xISO against right-handed batters. It seems Rodon has been quite lucky, with an 87% strand rate and a .267 BABIP while also ranking in the bottom 18th percentile for hard-hit, ground ball and barrel rates. Given these factors, I feel confident about Rodon giving up five-plus hits.

Underdog Fantasy Pick Today: Carlos Rodon Higher Than 4.5 Hits Allowed

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Daniel Gafford | NBA Underdog Fantasy Pick Today

Gafford could score fewer than 9.5 points even if Dereck Lively II remains out. However, there’s a good chance Lively will play tonight in a closeout game. Maxi Kleber returned to the lineup and played 13 minutes in his first game back, and he is likely to see an increase in his playing time tonight as well.

There are numerous scenarios where Gafford might lose minutes in this game, and even if he doesn’t, his usage rate over the last two games has been only 11%, during which Lively played a total of just nine minutes.

Underdog Fantasy Pick Today: Daniel Gafford Lower Than 9.5 Points

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Dave "Loughy" Loughran has been a fixture in the daily fantasy community since not long after its inception, quitting his career as a Drug and Alcohol therapist to become a full-time DFS analyst, player and media personality in 2014. Loughy is the host of "Awesemo Radio" on SiriusXM Fantasy, qualified for the 2016 DraftKings Fantasy Football World Championship, and was featured in the Washington Post and other publications for his success as a player. You can find him on Twitter at @Loughy_D where he'll likely be ranting about the miserable life of a Philadelphia sports fan, using "fella" in almost every tweet, or via email at [email protected].

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