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Yankees offensive woes continue as they drop second straight game 4-0

The day did not start off well for Sonny Gray, as a leadoff single from Kevin Kiermaier started his outing. Then, DH Jake Bowers laced a double down the left field line, scoring the Rays center fielder. In the bottom of the 2nd, CJ Cron hit another double, breaking an 0-16 slump. Then, Daniel Robertson doubled him home. After a Mallex Smith sacrifice bunt moved Robertson to third, Willy Adames hit a grounder through the left side for another base hit to make it 3-0. Meanwhile, the Yankees wasted a pair of leadoff doubles off of Rays starter Wilmer Font in their first two innings at the plate. Giancarlo Stanton laced one down the right-field line, but was stranded, and Austin Romine smoked a ball off the wall in center before also being left on base.

BBB Betting Tips: Yankees @ Blue Jays 3/29

I attended my first “Bleacher Creature” game in 2008 against the Toronto Blue Jays. The crowd was electric, and chanted “you get paid in monopoly money” at Vernon Wells for nine innings. It is almost symbolic that 2018’s Opening Day, and my first betting tip article for the Bronx Bomber Ball, comes against those same Blue Jays.  Unlike Vernon Wells, the goal here is to make some real cash.
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New York Yankees @ Toronto Blue Jays (03/29)
Luis Severino (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. J.A. Happ (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
The public is loving the Yankees. Currently 60% of the public are betting the favored Yankees, taking them at a comfortable -150. I so want to go along with them, but Severino has never beaten the Blue Jays, and Happ won both his starts against the Bombers last year. Obviously, I think the Yankees squeak one out, but this game is not something I’d love to put money on. Today, let’s look for an opening day over. Currently the line is at 8.5 runs (-105).

The cynic in me sees 66% of the public betting the over here. The line has to be inflated with a lineup like the Yankees are presenting. Against Happ, the Yankees lost two low scoring games 4-2, and 4-1. This screams taking the under in my eyes. Having said that, Severino gave up seven runs in two starts against Toronto last year, and this offense appears destined to explode out of the gate. Grab the over, expect some early runs, and enjoy a fireworks display to start the season.

Final Call: Take the over at 8.5 (-105)

Article by: Dylan Farrell