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The Baltimore Orioles host the New York Yankees tonight. John Hyslop is here to break down the game.

Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees Prediction: Will Jameson Taillon Shutdown the O's Lineup?

It's already been a long Saturday and I haven't even started gambling yet. Spring sports are back and that means Saturday mornings are full but no matter what happens, we still need to find time to gamble. Gamblers live longer. That's a well-known fact. On top of that, Saturdays are just special this time of the season. We've NBA all day plus we have MLB but in four different time slots. It's electric.

If you can't get in on the early MLB games, you can always get down on the 4:00pm ET slate. If that doesn't work, then maybe the 7:00pm slot could work. Or even the 10:00pm ET games. My point is, Saturdays were tailor-made for gambling. There's something for everyone. For me personally, I've got my eyes on a 7:00pm ET MLB showdown. Just living the dream over here people.

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Jameson Taillon 6+ Strikeouts (+148) (Bet $100 to win $148)

*Odds available at FanDuel at time of publishing*

This one is hanging proudly at FanDuel as we speak. A lot of people are overlooking it but not me. If you don't want to go 6+ for plus money, then you could always grab 4.5. The thing is, you'll have to lay -146 which is a no-go for me. Still, it's better than the -155 being offered at DraftKings but still.

This guy is not someone I back often. I've never been able to figure him out. He's good one day, then the next he stinks. The issue is, that I usually go after him on nights when he stinks. The thing is, I don't think he'll stink tonight (probably). And at the end of the day, we're only talking six whiffs here. He doesn't have to be great. Just not terrible.

Strikeout props are always about opponents and the Baltimore Orioles seem to be a soft target. On the season, no team in MLB has struck out more on a per-game basis. We're talking 11 whiffs per game here people. That's terrible. On top of that, their OPS is a miserable .564 over their last three games. Taillon could stick around a while in this one.

The good news is if Taillon sticks around, he should ball. In two starts against Baltimore last season he shot down at least seven of those birds in each start. One of the times he fanned 10. With the way this guy looked in his last start against a much better Toronto Blue Jays team, I'd expect he could at least get to six tonight. If he does, we all get paid.

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John has spent the past 20+ years betting sports on a daily basis and is considered by many to be a walking sports betting encyclopedia. From obscure player props to sides and totals, if there is an angle, John will find it. His work has appeared on Rotogrinders and he has been a regular on sports talk radio stations across the country. Based in the US, John operates a blog & podcast, Sports Bets Beers, which covers betting angles in the NFL, NBA, MLB, & NHL.


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