Pick Underdogs in Blue Jays vs. BoSox Tonight

Joe Catalano

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 1:07 PM GMT

Wednesday, Jul. 30, 2014 1:07 PM GMT

Bet wisely, as odds makers appear to be really off track on this game as the Boston Red Sox (48-59), who are 11 games under .500, face Mark Buehrle (10-7, 3.19) and the superior  Blue Jays (58-50). 

First pitch is set for 7:10 pm ET tonight at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. This game can be seen on MLB TV.

As stated, the Red Sox are a moderate betting favorite as they send Brandon Workman to the mound. Workman is 1-3 with a 4.13 ERA and is no reason to be such a large favorite as the defending champion Red Sox aren’t half the team that they were last season.

Toronto on the other hand, has one of the stronger offenses in the league led by the likes of Jose Bautista and Melky Cabrera. The Jays are missing Edwin Encarnacion and still contain a far more potent offense then that of the Red Sox. Something has to be causing these odds and I know what it is.

 

Mark Buehrle
You look at his record and earned run average and think that Buehrle has had a very nice season. That was the case up until the month of June. What people fail to realize is that Mark Buehrle hasn’t won a decision since June 1st when he was 10-1 with a 2.10 and looking for a Cy Young. Since then, Buehrle has lost his last 6 decisions and has had just 3 quality outings in his last 9 starts. Nonetheless, I still think that getting the Jays at these odds in a Buehrle vs. Workman matchup is a flatout gift to the betting public.

Thus far in this series, the Blue Jays have taken the first two games by a margain of 18-3. Boston needs this game to save face. We know that they’re not going anywhere this season, but the Red Sox are a gritty group that will fight to the last out.

 

Redemption
I still remember Melky Cabrera as a player not excepting an award as he got caught taking PED’s. Cabrera must have something to prove because the PED’s are out of his system and he’s fit quite nicely in the number 2 hole with Reyes ahead of him and Bautista behind him.

On the season, Melky is hitting .311 with 14 HR and 59 RBI. It’s difficult to say that any other player besides Jose Bautista is the MVP of this Toronto team, but if it was possible, Cabrera would be the man with his timely hitting. He’s a huge reason why the Jays are a contender. Cabrera has hit .354 in the month of July with 3 HR and 17 RBI. He could possibly be a factor in tonight’s game, facing a pitcher with an incomplete resume in Workman.

There really isn’t much positive to say about the Red Sox lately, therefore we’ll stick with the Blue Jays. Jose Bautista is 10 for his last 25 with 3 HR and 7 RBI. “Joey Bats” might not be the best player in baseball, but he’s definitely one of the most intimidating players in the league.

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Outcome
I don’t care what Buehrle has done in the last month; I love this price considering what Toronto will be dealing with. Take the Jays as the dog in MLB betting odds.

Free MLB Pick: Toronto Blue Jays +137 at 5 Dimes

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