Giants-Blue Jays run total, Dodgers-Rockies run line play: Best Bets for June 29

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Colorado Rockies catcher Elias Diaz, right, tags out Los Angeles Dodgers' David Peralta during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 28, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Each day, one of our experts will offer up a best bet (or two or three) that mobile sportsbooks are offering. It might be a traditional spread bet, a player prop or one of the various odds boosts that books offer.

Here are our best bets for Thursday, June 29:

TOP PLAY

The play: MLB total, Giants at Blue Jays OVER nine runs

The odds: -115

The book: FanDuel Sportsbook

Time/TV: 7:07 p.m. (MLB Extra Innings)

Our take: The Giants and the Blue Jays have two of the most productive lineups in the MLB, which is the main reason why we like the over in tonight’s matchup between the two.

Other factors that should lead to plenty of runs are that the game is being played in Toronto, which is one of the more favorable environments for offense, as well as the starting pitching matchup of Chris Bassitt and Keaton Winn.

Bassitt has struggled lately and likely won’t fare much better against the surging Giants, and the inexperienced Winn also projects to have a tough time against the powerful Blue Jays bats.

DODGERS RUN LINE

The play: MLB, Dodgers (-1.5) over Rockies

The odds: -140

The book: FanDuel Sportsbook

Time/TV: 8:40 p.m. (MLB Extra Innings)

Our take: Taking a chalk favorite at Coors Field is a risky proposition considering these games tend to be close, high-scoring contests, but we see this one being very much in the Dodgers’ favor.

The Dodgers have the superior lineup and should once again score plenty of runs in baseball’s most favorable environment for hitters, and they also have a huge advantage on the mound with promising young arm Emmet Sheehan.

While Sheehan could run into trouble at times in his first Coors Field outing, the Dodgers lineup should give him plenty of cushion against struggling Rockies starter Chase Anderson.

HOW WE’VE FARED

Wednesday’s best bets

  • MLB total, Brewers-Mets under 8.5 (WON)
  • PGA Rocket Mortgage Challenge, JJ Spaun to finish in the top 30 (PENDING)

Tuesday’s record: 1-0, 1 pending

Total for the week: 3-1, 1 pending

Total for June: 27-26, 1 pending

Total for 2023: 147-160, 1 pending

NOTE: If a line or odds are minus, it considers the juice one must lay to place the bet. Ex: Team A is -160 on the money line, one would have to bet $160 to win $100 (or $16 to win $10). OR Team B is a 5-point favorite at -110, one would have to bet $110 to win $100 (or $11 to win $10.)

Conversely, on positive lines, if Team C is +140 on the money line, $100 would bring in $140 (or $10 to win $14).

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