PrizePicks Flex Play – Morton, Syndergaard, Acuna and De La Cruz

Elly De La Cruz Over 1.5 Total Bases

Elly De La Cruz enters play with a .277 batting average. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Everybody’s favorite shortstop will try to extend his hit streak tonight against the Cubs.

Elly De La Cruz has recorded a hit in four consecutive games, and he blasted four hits last night as the Reds claimed the series against the Dodgers. De La Cruz should have no problem continuing to rake at the Friendly Confines tonight. In five of his last seven games, he has collected 2+ bases, so this is a play bettors can feel confident betting.

Ronald Acuna Jr. Over 1.5 Total Bases

Ronald Acuna Jr. has the second highest batting average in the majors. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Elly De La Cruz has been hot, but Acuna is even hotter. He’s had multiple hits in three straight games, bringing his season average up to .335. Acuna has reached base seven games in a row, and in five of those seven games, he’s collected multiple hits. Opening a series with the Angles in Atlanta tonight, Acuna to keep things rolling is a safe bet.

Charlie Morton Under 7 Strikeouts

Charlie Morton has 120 Ks over 20 starts. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

After looking like Spencer Strider at the start of the season, Charlie Morton has come back down to earth. Through May and June, he racked up 74 Ks. However, in the month of July, Morton has failed to eclipse six strikeouts in a start. He is still doing great work; he just isn’t sitting down batters like he was earlier in the year.

Noah Syndergaard Over 3 Strikeouts

Noah Syndergaard has had 3+ Ks in four of his last five starts. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Noah Syndergaard is making his first start for the Cleveland Guardians after a putrid stretch in Los Angeles; Syndergaard will try his luck in the American League. 

Syndergaard made eleven starts this season for the Dodgers, averaging four earned runs a start, maxing out at seven against the Pirates in May. He periodically would make a solid start that would buy him so much time, but after an outing in Cincinnati where he allowed six earned runs in three innings, Los Angeles had finally seen enough and traded him to Cleveland.

Syndergaard came out and made some comments about the Dodgers’ organization, suggesting they were partially to blame for his poor play this season, but we’ll see who’s really culpable tonight.

 

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