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November 23, 2014

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Vegas Play of the Day: New York Yankees at Toronto

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point.

Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays, Total Over 8 (-120): $480 to win $400: I have little confidence in the pitchers scheduled to start this game.

Toronto’s R.A. Dickey struggled controlling his knuckleball earlier in the week, walking six batters and giving up six runs in five innings in losing to Tampa Bay on Opening Day.

New York’s Michael Pineda is making his first start after not pitching last year with an arm injury, meaning he’ll be on a close pitch count. Expect New York’s bullpen to pitch the final three innings, if not more.

Both teams feature players with huge offensive upside — Toronto’s Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnación swing for the fences each at-bat like it’s a recreation softball game.

The over looks too good to be true, explaining why I wagered just $480. Let’s root for some offense, or bad pitching.

Standings: Bern (18-12, $10,490), Keefer (15-14, $9,717), Brewer (10-16-3, $6,060)

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21

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