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Wise wagers for June 11-12, 2022

Wise wagers for June 11-12, 2022

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We’ve got some themes in play this weekend. On Saturday, we’re looking at some high-powered offenses. On Sunday, we’re backing two underdogs on DraftKings Sportsbook.

With Toronto being such heavy run line favorites (-145), never mind moneyline favorites (-255), taking the over on their run total is the way to get a better payout while still backing the Blue Jays to win. Between their offense and Kevin Gausman toeing the rubber Saturday, there’s no reason the Blue Jays shouldn’t continue to surge.

When it comes to this play, Toronto finds itself in a similar spot to Friday. Tigers starter Beau Brieske hasn’t been thriving in his rookie campaign, specifically against right-handed hitters. Righties have a 38.8% hard-contact rate against him this season, which has led to a .406 wOBA. Eight of the 12 home runs he’s given up have been hit by right-handed hitters, along with all six of the doubles he’s surrendered. So, the Detroit rookie isn’t exactly in ideal form heading into a meeting with one of the league’s most feared groupings of right-handed hitters.

Opponents have gone over this number in each of Angels starter Michael Lorenzen’s past two outings and five of his nine this season. He particularly struggles against left-handed bats, and this New York lineup is full of those. Lefties have a .398 wOBA against him to start the season, and he has posted a 6.42 FIP and 5.14 ERA against them. The Mets’ left-handed bats rank among the top 10 in OPS and wOBA against right-handed pitching, putting them in position to replicate their output from Friday.

Left-handed hitters haven’t had as much success against Cubs starter Matt Swarmer in the early going, but three of the five extra-base hits he’s given up have been hit by lefties — including two of the three homers he’s surrendered. Also, lefties have a 55.6% fly-ball rate against Swarmer while…

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