It is a big weekend in tennis and even bigger in thoroughbred racing. French Open final odds are posted and updated Belmont Stakes 2014 lines are out.
Odds for the French Open Women’s final are up as Maria Sharapova takes on Simona Halep. Sharapova is -175 to take the Roland Garros title according to sportsbook betting site SportsBook.ag.
Belmont Stakes odds on the eve of the morning line has California Chrome at -140 to win the Triple Crown, the first since Affirmed. Wicked Strong is +400, Ride on Curlin +800. Other top contenders are Tonalist and Commanding Curve each at +1000 or 10/1. The rest of the field consists of long shots at +2800 or better.
Yesterday Joe Duffy’s Picks told you it is the best weekday afternoon day portfolio of 2014. Led by Weekday Afternoon Dandy Dog AL Game of the Year on Toronto +150, we go 4-1 in MLB baseball day and night. Also cashing in were Arizona +130, Miami +135, and Washington laying 1.5 and getting back +115. Today, here is an actual premium pick, a Major Play on:
TORONTO (STROMAN -132) St. Louis (Lynn)
Toronto has won five straight and 19-of-23 and 24-of-31. St. Louis has lost 7-of-9 getting outscored 49-29. Lance Lynn has overachieving but got drilled for seven runs in 3 1/3 IP last time out. He is in bubble burst mode.
Last five games Toronto has a slugging percentage edge of .497 to .301. in their last 10 games it is .504 to .340. They are 13-3 versus a starting pitcher with a WHIP greater than 1.30. Tampa is 1-10 (-12.7 units) this season after hitting .240 or worse over a 20-game span.
Joe Duffy’s Picks TORONTO
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