Baseball is back, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m going to wade slowly into the MLB betting waters but there’s one team I love on this fine Monday. That’s the Toronto Blue Jays on the road against the New York Yankees.
Pitching matchup: Alek Manoah vs. Jameson Taillon
Moneyline: Blue Jays +107, Yankees -117
Run line: Blue Jays +1.5 (-200), Yankees -1.5 +165
Game total: 9
Team totals: Blue Jays 4, Yankees 4
These odds are via WynnBET, and you should place your bets before the odds move!
I’m down to take the Blue Jays however you can get them. I like them for the first five innings moneyline as well as the full game. I also think there’s a ton of value in the over four runs for Toronto’s team total (-120).
Here’s why I’m all in on the Jays:
Alek Manoah posted a 3.22 ERA and a 10.2 K/9 rate in what was a sensational rookie season. In two starts against the Yankees last year, Manoah posted a 2.31 ERA with 11 strikeouts in 11.2 innings. If you have faith in Manoah but not in Toronto’s bullpen, F5 ML is the way to go.
Jameson Taillon has been painfully average his entire career despite being the second-overall pick back in 2010. He posted a pedestrian 4.30 ERA in 2021 and posted a woeful 6.23 ERA in three starts against the Blue Jays.
Toronto’s bats are off to a scorching start, leading the league in OPS (.896) while mashing seven homers in just three games.
You can pick how you want to play them, but the Blue Jays are a tremendous value on Monday night no matter how you slice it.