Mike Lundin‘s Blue Jays vs. Braves Free Pick
Start Time: May 18, 2017, 7:35 PM
The Toronto Blue Jays took an 8-4 beating here at SunTrust Park yesterday. Over is 4-1 in the last five head-to-head meetings and odds are we’ll see plenty of runs again in Thursday night’s matchup.
The Blue Jays hand the ball to Marcus Stroman (3-2, 3.33 ERA). He has allowed just two runs in 12 innings of work in his last two starts combined, but the right-hander was knocked around for five runs on six hits and three walks in just three innings in the Bronx his last start on the road. Over is 4-0 in Stroman’s last four starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.
The Braves turn to Julio Teheran (3-3, 4.08 ERA) who threw six shutout innings in a 3-1 victory at Miami his last time out. He had however surrendered 19 earned runs in 21 1/3 innings in his four previous starts and Teheran has posted a 6.60 ERA with five homers allowed in 15 innings through three career starts against Toronto.
Atlanta’s first baseman Freddie Freeman will miss this game after getting hit on the inside of the left wrist by a pitch on Wednesday, but I think the low number warrants a play.
Mike Lundin is on a 84-55 (60%) run with his top rated picks across all sports dating back to January 15, 2017. He has TWO BIG BETS locked and loaded for Thursday; don’t miss Mike’s Top Rated 10* MLB *BIG HITTER* or his Top Rated 10* NHL Western Conf Finals *GAME OF THE MONTH*!
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