Real Madrid forward, Luka Jovic has broken his foot despite being confined to his home during the COVID-19 lockdown.The club confirmed the player’s injury in a statement, although no return date was stated.“After the tests carried out today on our player Luka Jović by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with an extra-articular fracture in the calcaneus bone of his right foot. Pending evaluation.”It’s unclear how Jovic broke his foot but the latest injury continues a terrible start to life at Los Blancos for Serbian Jovic, who found gametime difficult to come by during the season.He made only 24 appearances for Real across all competitions, mostly from the bench, and scored two goals.His fortune hasn’t improved following the freeze on football, as he was investigated in Serbia for not following the mandatory self-isolation procedure after returning from a country affected by the virus.Jovic sparked massive controversy last week, when he travelled to Serbia went to his girlfriend’s birthday party, even though he was supposed to be at home as part of his side’s 14-day isolation.Photos circulated of Jovic on the streets of Belgrade and partying with his girlfriend.
Get your brooms out because we’re coming off a perfect 3-0 sweep last night, which included another two more outright underdog winners from the Nationals and Pirates, as well as a run line cover from the A’s. A 5-1 run with four underdog picks after a rough start to the week (0-3) isn’t a bad way to bounce back, and Thursday we’ll look to stay hot with a favorite and an underdog on a small MLB slate. While I won’t be covering the day games, there are still some interesting spots to target tonight, including Indians-Tigers, Dodgers-Cardinals, and Mariners-Royals.Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN Check out BetQL Mobile App’s Trending Picks and Public Betting tools before making all your bets, and follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj) for even more NFL, NBA, MLB and PGA daily fantasy and sports betting content. Before we get into the picks, we have to remind you the best place to start researching for a winning ticket is the BetQL Mobile App. Our Trending Picks and Public Betting tools offer a big edge when you’re making bets, regardless of bankroll. For more gambling and MLB DFS advice, follow me on Twitter (@DFSBenj).MORE: Thursday’s DFS picks | DFS Lineup BuilderMLB Picks: Odds, betting trends for Thursday, April 11*All screenshots are from the BetQL Trending Value Bets Page** All lines are subject to change. The best way to stay up to date on the current lines is to become a BetQL subscriber .Toronto Blue Jays @ Boston Red SoxStarting Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez (RHP) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (RHP)Money Line: TOR (+170), BOS (-200)Run Line: TOR +1.5 (-115), BOS -1.5 (-105)Total: O/U 9.5The Red Sox are off to a shocking 3-9 start and need to stop the bleeding fast. They lost Tuesday afternoon to the Blue Jays 6-4 with their ace Chris Sale on the mound and will now turn to Nathan Eovaldi to try and right the ship. While I don’t feel super confident about Toronto’s chances to win two in a row in Boston, the odds here just don’t line up. Laying -200 on a Boston team that is struggling in virtually every facet of the game right now is way too much juice for my blood, and the BetQL models agree, listing the Jays at around +155. If you don’t want to take the value on Toronto in this game, then consider taking the UNDER of 9.5 runs. Toronto’s offense has struggled this season so far; scoring more than two runs in only two of their past seven games, and the Red Sox aren’t much better with five or fewer runs in each of their past three games. Add in cool temperatures in Boston and we have a hitting environment that isn’t conducive to a slugfest.BetQL Pick: Toronto Blue Jays ML (+170)Colorado Rockies @ San Francisco GiantsStarting Pitchers: Jon Gray (RHP) vs. Jeff Samardzija (RHP)Money Line: COL (-120), SF (+100)Run Line: COL -1.5 (+145), SF +1.5 (-170)Total: O/U 7.5Both the Rockies and the Giants have gotten off to slow starts this season, and they will meet up for a three-game series in San Francisco that kicks off tonight. The Rockies will throw Jon Gray, who has been inconsistent on the road over the past year, while the Giants will turn to Jeff Samardzija, who has struggled badly with his command through his first two starts. With the pitching matchup being equally mediocre, we’re going to side with the more talented offense in this matchup, which is clearly the Rockies. The BetQL models have this game handicapped as COL -129, which isn’t a boatload of value but it does stand out on tonight’s small five-game slate. BetQL Pick: Colorado Rockies ML (-120)