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The Toronto Blue Jays will pay a visit to Yankee Stadium to face off against their divisional rival New York Yankees. Pix11 will broadcast the matchup. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Odds

New York (-170) is favored over Toronto (+160) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at nine runs. Odds for betting on the game’s total sit at -105 for the under and -115 for the over. You can also bet on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at -135 for the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and +115 for the Yankees -1.5 runs.

The Blue Jays are 55-66 SU and are 51-69 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 7.6 units for moneyline bettors and 27.8 units ATS. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 75-46 SU and 60-60 ATS. They’ve lost 1.5 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.3 units ATS.

New York games have a 52-61-7 over/under record in 2018. Blue Jays games have gone over 61 times, gone under 51 times and pushed on eight instances.

Marcus Stroman will get the start for the visiting Blue Jays. The right-handed Stroman (4-8, 5.03 ERA) has recorded 74 strikeouts in 96.2 innings so far. He’s 0-1 with 13 strikeouts and an 8.71 ERA against New York this year (two starts).

The Yankees are planning to start righty Lance Lynn (8-8, 4.46 ERA), who has 122 strikeouts and 66 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.54. Lynn is 0-1 with four strikeouts and a 10.80 ERA in one start against Toronto this year.

Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.90 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 7.74 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.49, along with a WHIP of 1.41.

The Blue Jays offense has slashed .242/.315/.423 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game this season, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

First baseman Justin Smoak and third baseman Yangervis Solarte continue to lead Toronto’s hitters. Smoak is hitting .257/.364/.469 with 18 home runs, 59 RBIs and 51 runs scored, while Solarte (.233/.287/.397) has produced 17 homers, 53 RBIs and 50 runs scored.

In the other dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game overall in 2018. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 4.05 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has recorded a solid ERA of just 3.18, a WHIP of 1.17 and a K/9 of 11.5. In 53 divisional games, Yankees starters have an ERA of 4.22 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.36.

New York’s offense has produced 5.1 runs per contest, including 4.8 per game against divisional foes and 3.6 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .230/.294/.382 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Yankees’ hitters have been led by Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar. Stanton is slashing .281/.348/.532 with 30 home runs, 77 RBIs and 78 runs scored, while Andujar’s line is .294/.326/.520 with 19 homers, 59 RBIs and 60 runs scored.

The Blue Jays have gained 6.5 units and are 33-44 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 41 of those games, compared to 32 that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Yankees have lost 13.0 units and are 44-42 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 38 of those games, compared to 45 that went under the total.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Free MLB Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Blue Jays, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends,

  • The over has hit in three of New York’s last seven games.
  • The Yankees have lost three of their last four games SU.
  • The Toronto defense has allowed zero errors over its last five games, compared to four errors for New York over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 18 over their last 10.