BlackJack’s Monday Bets: Will Yankees Stay Hot on the Road vs. Nationals?
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All right baby, we’re back after another successful weekend, ready to dominate a new week. Today’s card features a lot of baseball, and that’s where our sights are aimed. There are some tough games on the schedule, but there are also a couple that jump off the page as potential winners for us. That’s what we’re all about, brother, finding the winners and bringing them home. So, let’s take care of business and cash these tickets.
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New York Yankees (-130) at Washington Nationals
7:05 p.m. ET
The Yankees are starting Sonny Gray. That’s the worst thing I can say about them tonight. They’re coming off a loss yesterday to Tampa, which I like. They’re in D.C., but the Yanks have been an outstanding 20-10 on the road this season. The Nationals counter with Erick Fedde on the mound, who I don’t think will be able to control the Yankees’ explosive offense. At this price, it’s very difficult to think of reasons not to back one of the best teams in baseball, so I’m going to stop trying.
THE PICK: Yankees
USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jacob deGrom
New York Mets (-117) at Colorado Rockies
8:40 p.m. ET
The Mets, winners of two in row, are a road favorite. Don’t bet the Mets. This team has a tendency to find new, inventive ways to disappoint bettors. Just. Don’t. Do. It. There’s a much better play out there. When Jacob deGrom pitches, he pitches beautifully. He doesn’t surrender runs. The Mets have a hard time scoring runs. The first five innings under has cashed in deGrom’s past five starts. No reason to doubt it here with the total at five runs.
THE PICK: 1st 5 Innings Under 5 Runs (-105)
USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Madison Bumgarner
Miami Marlins at San Francisco Giants (-152)
10:15 p.m. ET
These teams just finished a set in Miami last week, and the Marlins nearly swept the Giants. I don’t expect similar results when they renew things in San Francisco. The Giants are a solid home club, going 19-11 so far this year. The Marlins are not great on the road (14-23). Additionally, Andrew Suarez has leveled off a bit after a rough start to the season. He’s particularly worth backing at home. I like the Giants to get the job done here.
THE PICK: Giants
Let’s go get some wins, baby!