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MLB PrizePicks for August 19




As has become the norm on Thursdays, MLB has a smaller DFS slate that stretches from early afternoon throughout the night. The main evening slate has four games on it, so that will be the focal point for our PrizePicks.

Speaking of “PrizePicks” in general, it is a creative new way to parlay picks based on expected fantasy point production. To dive into the ins and outs of everything PrizePicks, FTN’s Tyler Loechner wrote a comprehensive App Review.

How to play PrizePicks MLB

For the sake of this MLB article, the format is simple.

You pick 2-4 players and predict whether they will go over or under their projected fantasy point total, or their single-stat total. 

When parlaying the players, the larger your parlay, the better the payout:

  • Two-pick entry pays 3x (max entry: $400)
  • Three-pick entry pays 5x (max entry: $200)
  • Four-pick entry pays 10x (max entry: $100)

As a bonus offer, there is a “flex play” option. This provides an added level of security on your entry where you can decrease your multiplier received if you miss one of your entries but hit on all of the others.

An important note — these lines can shift over the course of the day leading up until lock. The lines that I am quoting are at the time of writing (Thursday morning). I will be in the PrizePicks Discord channel (which is FREE!) up until lock to help out with how to adjust to the changing projections.

Scoring breakdown for PrizePicks contests can be found here.

MLB PrizePicks for today

Here’s a look at my favorite PrizePicks for Thursday.

Favorite combination

Power play payout: 3x
Flex play payout: 2 correct pays 2x, 1 correct pays 0.5x

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