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Moneyline pick, best player prop for Blue Jays vs. Braves on Wednesday

We go over some of the best betting options for Wednesday’s matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves.

Hyun Jin Ryu #99 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning at RingCentral Coliseum on May 06, 2021 in Oakland, California. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Toronto Blue Jays and Atlanta Braves will continue their three-game set Wednesday at 7:20 p.m. ET. Hyun Jin Ryu will get the ball for Toronto, who will be opposed by Max Fried for Atlanta. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.

Blue Jays vs. Braves, 7:20 p.m. ET

Moneyline pick: Blue Jays -105

The Blue Jays took the first game of this three-game series with a 5-3 victory on Tuesday night. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. crushed a two-run home run in the sixth inning to tie game up at 2-2. Guerrero also had a RBI single in the eighth inning to tie up the game at 3-3 and went 3-for-5 at the plate. Jays starting pitcher Robbie Ray had an impressive outing on the mound, dishing out 10 strikeouts in 6.0 IP.

The Blue Jays will look to get another win in this series with Ryu on the mound. The 34-year-old starting pitcher has a record of 2-2 and 3.31 ERA in six starts. In his last start against the Oakland Athletics, Ryu gave up 6 hits (1 HR), 4 earned runs, 1 walk, and struck out six in 5.0 IP. This season, the former Los Angeles Dodgers has a record of 1-2 and 4.15 ERA through five starts.

As for Atlanta starter Max Fried, he has a record of 1-1 with an ERA of 8.44. In his last start against the Nationals, Fried allowed 4 hits (1 HR), 1 earned run, 1 walk, and struck out six in 5.0 IP. It was the 27-year-old’s best outing since Opening Day against Philadelphia. Atlanta has a tremendous offense, but we have to see if Fried can put together back-to-back quality starts. Therefore, why not take the road team in the Blue Jays, who has the better pitcher on the mound.

Player Prop: Hyun-Jin Ryu O5.5 strikeouts (-127)

Usually, we try to stay away from juiced player props, but Ryu’s strikeout prop is too good to pass up here. The veteran pitcher has gone over 5.5 strikeouts in three out of six starts this season. Over his career against the Braves, Ryu has a 2-2 record, 2.37 ERA, and 8.8 K/9 in six starts.

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