New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

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The New York Yankees will be taking on their divisional foe Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. YES Network will broadcast the action and the first pitch is scheduled for 4:07 p.m. ET.

New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Odds

New York (-180) is entering this one as the favorite over Toronto (+170) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 8.5 runs. Odds for wagering on the games total stand at +100 for the over and -120 for the under. Gamblers can also bet on the game’s spread with the runline odds standing at Yankees -1.5 runs (-125) and Blue Jays +1.5 runs (+105).

The Yankees are 56-29 SU and have gone 46-38 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 10.7 units for moneyline gamblers and 7.2 units ATS. The Blue Jays, on the other hand, are 41-46 SU and 40-46 ATS. The teams lost 6.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 9.8 units ATS.

Blue Jays games have an over/under record of 40-38-8 so far in 2018. The Yankees have been a decent under bet with a total record of 36-45-3.

The right-handed Luis Severino is projected to start for New York. Severino is 13-2 with a 1.98 ERA and 138 strikeouts. He’s 2-0 with 13 strikeouts and a 0.71 ERA against Toronto this year (two starts).

The Blue Jays will put the ball in the left hand of J.A. Happ (10-4, 4.03 ERA, 1.11 WHIP), who’s got 110 strikeouts and 28 walks. Happ is 0-1 with five strikeouts and a 3.86 ERA in one start against New York this year.

As a unit, Toronto’s pitchers have given up 4.9 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.92, a WHIP of 1.39 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.0. The bullpen has a 4.00 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 9.0 K/9. In 33 divisional games, Blue Jays starters have an ERA of 4.51 and the bullpens ERA is 3.00.

The Toronto hitters are putting up 4.4 runs per outing, including 3.6 per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over their last five. The teams hit .226/.293/.369 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.

Third baseman Yangervis Solarte and outfielder Kevin Pillar have led the Blue Jays batters this year. Solarte is hitting .256/.314/.455 with 16 home runs, 48 RBIs and 42 runs scored, while Pillar’s line is .245/.280/.401 with seven homers, 29 RBIs, 38 runs and 11 stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 3.92 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 9.01 K/9. The bullpen has an outstanding ERA of just 2.70, along with a WHIP of 1.22.

The Yankees offense has slashed .249/.331/.461 on its way to 5.1 runs scored per game this year, including 4.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.0 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

New York’s hitters have been led by Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, who collectively have swatted 45 home runs. Stanton is slashing .264/.337/.511 with 21 home runs, 51 RBIs and 51 runs scored, while Judge (.277/.394/.566) has produced 24 homers, 57 RBIs and 61 runs scored.

The Yankees have gained 11.7 units and are 14-13 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 10 of those games, as opposed to 15 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Blue Jays have netted 3.9 units and are 25-29 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 27 of those games, compared to 23 that’ve gone under.

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in four of New York’s last seven games.
  • New York has recorded 20.8 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 24.4 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 21 home runs in their last 10 games, including 14 over their last five.