Buehrle Facing Former Team Highlights Monday MLB Picks

By SBRForum

Nine games are on the Tax Day MLB betting slate, as almost half the teams in baseball have the day off. That doesn't mean that there aren't plenty of great betting opportunities though, and we plan on taking full advantage of those chances that we have.

The game that we are keying in on comes from the Rogers Centre, where the Toronto Blue Jays take on the Chicago White Sox. The Jays have really played poor baseball to start off the season, and part of the problem is the man that is going to be on the bump in this one. LHP Mark Buehrle has an ERA over 10, and he is going to be hurling on Monday against the team that he made his career with. Chicago is going to counter with RHP Gavin Floyd, and this seems like a game where the Jays shouldn't be nearly -135 favorites.

We also have our eye on a couple of big underdogs on Monday night. The Washington Nationals are going to be throwing one of their young aces, RHP Jordan Zimmerman up against arguably the worst offensive team in baseball, the Miami Marlins. The Fish have been completely out of water all season long, and they are just 2-10 to show for their work on the campaign. LHP Wade LeBlanc has put together two good starts for Miami this season though, and that makes this team worth backing at +160.

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle

April 10, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle (56) pitches fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports.

Finally, don't discount the possibility of the San Diego Padres winning the first game of a series tonight at Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Dodgers. We know that this is going to be an ugly game, as there will surely be retribution for the brawl that took place last week. That could make this a tremendously inconsistent game to try to handicap. If that's the case, we definitely want the biggest dogs on the board at +169 on our side from San Diego.

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