I am going to change things up a bit tonight since it is a weird scheduling day with games. We have nine games tonight, but I don’t really love many of the plays individually. So instead of our usual side, we will go with a parlay tonight.
John Bollman's Bet of the Day - 7/28
The first leg of our parlay will be the New York Yankees on the money line. The Yankees head “home” where they face the Royals who are coming into town. I use quotations because they played at the Mets their last two games, so they have technically always been home. The Yankees made headlines last night because they made the first big move before the trade deadline in acquiring Andrew Benintendi from the Royals for multiple prospects. He is in the lineup for the Yankees tonight and should be a great presence at the top of the lineup.
Brady Singer has actually been pitching pretty well lately, but the Yankees lineup is extremely tough to navigate. Pitching in that stadium with the short porch is also tough and he can give up home runs. Jameson Taillon hasn’t been as good lately, but I think he will have success against a Royals lineup that is missing both Bobby Witt Jr. and now Andrew Benintendi. The Yankees also have a big bullpen advantage and I think they will want to bounce back from a tough series against the Mets despite not playing very well lately.
The second leg of our parlay will be the Toronto Blue Jays on the money line. They face the Detroit Tigers tonight at home where they have been much better this season. They were shutdown by Adam Wainwright last night to end their seven-game win streak so I think they will be much more focused tonight. Yusei Kikuchi is coming off the IL to make this start and I actually don’t think he will pitch that deep. The Tigers are also fourth best in the league in wOBA against lefties in July while the Blue Jays are third worst.
Tyler Alexander is pitching for the Tigers and as I mentioned the Blue Jays struggle against lefties. However, Alexander has been in the bullpen, so he won’t be able to go too deep. That means the Blue Jays won’t be facing a lefty for as long as they would with a normal starter. The Blue Jays bullpen has also been a lot better lately, so I like these two favorites in a parlay.
John's Parlay of the Day: Yankees ML/Blue Jays ML | +103
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