MLB Picks: Bet Dodgers +108 vs. Blue Jays

Jeff Grant

Monday, July 22, 2013 1:10 PM GMT

Monday, Jul. 22, 2013 1:10 PM GMT

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the hottest team in baseball, as they prepare to open up a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays Monday night.


Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this interleague matchup at the Rogers Centre, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:07 p.m. ET.

Check out our Monday Morning MLB Odds & Betting Lines Report.

Surging

Los Angeles is just a half-game back of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West standings, as it swept the Washington Nationals over the weekend, including a 9-2 victory as -113 road favorites Sunday. 

The Dodgers are 12-4 this month, with the UNDER going 11-5 in those 16 opportunities. 

Not a great start 

Toronto suffered a three-game sweep to the Tampa Bay Rays in its first series after the MLB All-Star break, including a 4-3 defeat as -125 home favorites Sunday, while going UNDER the betting total in two consecutive contests.

The Blue Jays are 8-7 at home with a money line of -100 to -125 during the 2013 campaign, with the OVER cashing in eight of those opportunities. 

Ryu 

Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (7-3, 3.09 ERA) has led the club to four consecutive victories, including a 7-5 triumph on the road to the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 10, as he allowed five runs and seven hits over five frames. 

The left-hander is 3-2 with a 4.42 ERA in nine road appearances, issuing 22 walks and striking out 44 batters in 55 combined frames.

In three career games versus AL foes, Ryu has tallied an even 1-1 record and 3.43 ERA. 

Johnson 

Blue Jays starting pitcher Josh Johnson (1-5, 5.16 ERA) will look to snap a personal three-game losing streak, which includes a 7-4 setback on the road to the Baltimore Orioles on July 14, as he surrendered seven runs and seven hits over six innings. 

The right-hander is 1-1 with a 3.67 ERA in seven home outings, surrendering seven home runs in 41.s combined innings. 

In seven lifetime starts versus the Dodgers, Johnson is 3-2 with a 5.84 ERA, but has allowed 49 hits in 37 innings of work.

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Prediction 

I’m going to recommend that readers back the Dodgers as one of their MLB picks Monday, as the Blue Jays are 3-8 in their last 11 games as favorites of -110 to -150. 

MLB Pick:  Los Angeles Dodgers +108 at Bet365

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