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Chris Faria's career in sports began in 2019 when he attended the Sports Journalism program at Centennial College in Toronto. Since then, he's worked for a variety of organizations including the National Hockey League and Canadian Olympic Committee while covering live NHL and MLB games along the way. When he's not watching or writing about sports, he's probably playing them (usually hockey).

Team: Maple Leafs
Sport to bet on: Hockey
Sports movie: The Mighty Ducks
Sports snack: Wings
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At the start of every NHL season, me and a buddy make about a dozen prop bets with each other, ranging from player goals to team playoff positioning. I did pretty well last year and got a nice steak dinner out of it - not sure if there's a sweeter way to cash a win.
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After they blew a 3-1 series lead to the Canadiens, I took the Maple Leafs to win Game 7 of their 2021 first round matchup. Needless to say, the loss stung in more ways than one as a Leafs fan.
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Rays vs Blue Jays Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Lowe, Springer Attack Susceptible Starters

Sep 29, 2023 • 11:40 AM ET

It's been a September to forget for both Aaron Civale and Yusei Kikuchi, and our MLB betting picks don't think either of them will turn it around here. Find out what markets we're targeting with our best bet and same-game parlay for this crucial clash.

Yankees vs Blue Jays Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Bats Go Cold Against Cole

Sep 27, 2023 • 11:01 AM ET

Gerrit Cole's been dealing all season, particularly against the Blue Jays. Can the home side muster enough offense to keep pace with the Yankees? Our MLB picks break down Wednesday's matchup.

Yankees vs Blue Jays Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Toronto Offense Keeps Train Moving

Sep 26, 2023 • 11:41 AM ET

The Blue Jays took two of three against the Bronx Bombers last week and are going back at them with a three-game set kicking off at Rogers Centre tonight. We break down the matchup and more in our MLB betting picks below.

Blue Jays vs Rays Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Hot Offenses Stay Hot

Sep 24, 2023 • 8:46 AM ET

The Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays square off in a rubber match on Sunday, with plenty of playoff implications aloft. The result could go either way, but our MLB odds are confident this game will see a lot of runs regardless of the winner.

Blue Jays vs Rays Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Diaz Stars in High-Scoring Tampa Tilt

Sep 22, 2023 • 3:48 PM ET

The total in tonight's crucial series-opening game between the Blue Jays and Rays is low, but our MLB betting picks believe these offenses will solve two suspect starting pitchers.

Blue Jays vs Yankees Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Cole Helps Propel Low-Scoring Grind

Sep 21, 2023 • 11:15 AM ET

The Yankees offense has been sputtering, and they may get tangled in a pitcher's duel as they face the Blue Jays again Thursday. See why our MLB picks think both sides may find scoring difficult.

Blue Jays vs Yankees Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Toronto Eyes Fifth Straight Win

Sep 20, 2023 • 10:56 AM ET

Toronto has bounced back from the Rangers sweep with four straight wins and will look to make it five against Michael King and the Yankees tonight. Find out where the betting value lies in our MLB picks below.

Blue Jays vs Yankees Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Kikuchi Keeps the Bronx Bombers at Bay

Sep 19, 2023 • 11:36 AM ET

Despite Yusei Kikuchi's recent struggles, we expect the Japanese southpaw to bounce back when he takes the rubber in the Bronx tonight. Find out why by checking out our Blue Jays vs. Yankees betting picks.

Red Sox vs Blue Jays Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Ryu, Guerrero Play Heroes in Toronto

Sep 17, 2023 • 10:52 AM ET

The Blue Jays appear to have a major edge in the starting pitching battle behind Hyun-Jin Ryu as they look to secure the series sweep, per our MLB betting picks. Read on to learn how best to attack this Sunday afternoon showdown.

Today’s MLB Prop Picks and Best Bets: Julio Reigns in West Coast Showdown

Sep 16, 2023 • 10:42 AM ET

Julio Rodriguez has made sure that any struggles he had are a distant memory with how he's hit in the second half. He's a machine and he's especially handled left-handers. And even though he's facing Clayton Kershaw, he'll rise to the challenge.

Red Sox vs Blue Jays Odds, Picks, & Predictions: Toronto Bats Remain Cold

Sep 15, 2023 • 11:56 AM ET

After getting swept by the Rangers, the Blue Jays have fallen behind in the AL Wild Card race. The offense will be the key to getting back on track but our MLB betting picks aren't expecting the lineup to deliver — read more below.

Today’s MLB Prop Picks and Best Bets: Henderson Keeps Swinging Hot Bat

Sep 14, 2023 • 11:11 AM ET

Gunnar Henderson has been doing some serious damage at the plate in September and gets a favorable matchup against right-hander Aaron Civale tonight. We break down the matchup in our best MLB prop picks for September 14 below.

Rangers vs Blue Jays Odds, Picks, & Predictions: North of the Border Slugfest

Sep 13, 2023 • 11:22 AM ET

The Rangers have seemingly snapped out of their funk with two straight wins in Toronto (and four in a row overall) and their bats are showing no signs of slowing down. Our betting picks expect more fireworks from both teams tonight.

Today’s MLB Prop Picks and Best Bets: Back Abreu to Come Up Clutch

Sep 9, 2023 • 11:34 AM ET

A pair of MLB player props involving the Chicago Cubs this afternoon has caught the eye of our MLB betting picks. But a prop focusing on red-hot Houston Astros slugger Jose Abreu may take the cake this Saturday night.

Royals vs Blue Jays Predictions, Picks, Odds: Bats Get Cracking

Sep 9, 2023 • 11:11 AM ET

The Blue Jays are heavy favorites today against the Royals, but our MLB picks are counting on them making life difficult for themselves again on Saturday.

Royals vs Blue Jays Predictions, Picks, Odds: Friday Fireworks As Starters Struggle

Sep 8, 2023 • 11:03 AM ET

Yusei Kikuchi has been struggling of late, but can he lift the Jays to a needed win over the lowly Royals? Our MLB picks think so, but it may not be pretty.

Blue Jays vs A's Predictions, Picks, Odds: Babe Schneider Strikes Again

Sep 5, 2023 • 4:34 PM ET

The Blue Jays continue their playoff push in Oakland and get a cushy matchup against A's starter Ken Waldichuk. Our betting picks anticipate a strong showing from Toronto's bats despite being somewhat shorthanded.

Blue Jays vs Rockies Predictions, Picks, Odds: Hitters Feast in Sunday's Finale

Sep 3, 2023 • 11:11 AM ET

With 22 runs in Game 1 and 15 more last night, the bats in this Blue Jays-Rockies series are firing on all cylinders. Despite ace Kevin Gausman taking the mound for the finale, our MLB picks expect more of the same on Sunday.

Yankees vs Tigers Predictions, Picks, Odds: Torres Torments Matt Manning

Aug 31, 2023 • 11:14 AM ET

Despite Matt Manning's recent string of success, there's reason to fade the right-hander. He came away from his last start with a back injury and may not be 100%. Then there's Gleyber Torres who, unlike many of his Yankees peers, has been on fire of late.

Nationals vs Blue Jays Predictions, Picks, Odds: Nats Cause Problems for Bassitt

Aug 30, 2023 • 10:24 AM ET

As solid as Chris Bassitt has been for the Blue Jays this season, that hasn't been the case of late and our MLB betting picks think the Nationals can take advantage — read more below.

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