Best MLB player prop bet today 8/14: Jameson Taillon struggles in primetime
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Jameson Taillon (NYY) under 17.5 outs (-115)
Line available at DraftKings Sportsbook at time of publishing.
Jameson Taillon and the New York Yankees will finish off a 3-game set in Boston against the Red Sox. We get a slight advantage with Taillon on the road, where he hasn’t been his sharpest.
Taillon is going to have his hands full tonight. The Red Sox have their MVP back in Rafael Devers and have made roster moves to improve their lineup and defense. They bought in veterans Tommy Pham and Eric Hosmer to try to bolster a late playoff run as they sit in last place in the AL East. Taillon has a 4.3 road ERA and struggled in his only start in Boston this season. He pitched 5 innings and allowed 6 runs on 7 hits in a losing effort.
Taillon and his 11-2 record does not give the full story on his season. He’s backed by the game’s best offense and gets the 7th-most run support by qualifying pitchers. This game should be a high-scoring affair after 2 lackluster performances by both offenses on Friday and Saturday. I expect balls to fly out tonight on Sunday Night Baseball and for Taillon to have a short leash. Taillon has gone under this line in 15 of his 22 starts and in 7 of 10 on the road.
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