All in with the Blue Jays and their ace Alek Manoah: Best bets for Aug. 9

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah signals to the bench that he is okay after getting struck by a base hit by Minnesota Twins' Carlos Correa during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
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Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah signals to the bench that he is okay after getting struck by a base hit by Minnesota Twins' Carlos Correa during the fourth inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Each day, one of our experts will offer up a best bet (or two or three) that mobile sportsbooks are offering. It might be a traditional spread bet, a player prop or one of the various odds boosts that books offer.

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Best bets for Tuesday, August 9:

TOP PLAY

The play: Blue Jays run line (-1.5) over Orioles

The odds/bet: +105 ($30 to win $31.50)

The book: BetMGM

Time/TV: 7:05 p.m. (MLB.TV or MLB Extra Innings)

Our take: The Blue Jays and Orioles have both been playing well as of late, and while the O’s came away with the win last night, the Jays make for a nice bounce back candidate tonight.

Blue Jays ace Alek Manoah will be taking the mound tonight, and he had a ton of success the last time he faced the Orioles, who will be countering Manoah with young starter pitcher Kyle Bradish.

Bradish has held his own in his last two starts, but he had struggled mightily prior to that, so we’re expecting Manoah and the Jays to take this one by multiple runs.

ALEK MANOAH STRIKEOUT OVER

The play: MLB prop: Blue Jays pitcher Alek Manoah over 5.5 strikeouts

The odds/bet: +117 ($10 to win $11.70)

The book: Caesars Sportsbook

Time/TV: 7:05 p.m. (MLB.TV or MLB Extra Innings)

Our take: We’re going back to the well with the Blue Jays here, as Manoah is set to have a huge night if his last start against the Orioles is any indication.

Manoah allowed only one hit and had seven strikeouts in that last outing, and while he hasn’t been quite as dominant since the All-Star break, tonight is a prime opportunity for him to get back on track.

Manoah should be able to rack up plenty of strikeouts tonight, as the Orioles have been one of the most prone lineups in MLB, ranking top 10 in most times striking out on the season.

HOW WE’VE FARED

Monday’s best bets

  • MLB: Cubs (-0.5, first five innings) over Nationals (WON $25)
  • MLB prop: Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell over 7.5 strikeouts (WON $10)

Monday’s profit/loss: +$35 (2-0)

Total for the week: +35 (2-0)

Total for August: -$137 (6-12)

Total for 2022: -$277.10 (197-227)

NOTE: If a line or odds are minus, it considers the juice one must lay to place the bet. Ex: Team A is -160 on the money line, one would have to bet $160 to win $100 (or $16 to win $10). OR Team B is a 5-point favorite at -110, one would have to bet $110 to win $100 (or $11 to win $10.)

Conversely, on positive lines, if Team C is +140 on the money line, a $100 would bring in $140 (or $10 to win $14).

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