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The Toronto Blue Jays will be squaring off against their divisional rival New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The matchup will begin at 1:05 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to YES Network to catch the action.

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Toronto (+230) as the underdog to New York (-260). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -120 for over 8.5 runs and even money (+100) for under 8.5. Runline odds sit at +105 for taking the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and -125 for the Yankees -1.5.

The Blue Jays have gone 55-67 SU this year and are 51-70 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 8.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 28.8 units ATS. Toronto hasn’t covered the spread in any of its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 76-46 SU and 60-61 ATS. The team’s lost 3.3 units for moneyline bettors and 8.3 units ATS. New York has a 3-4 ATS record over its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven.

New York games have an over/under record of 52-62-7 in 2018. The Blue Jays have been a decent over bet with a total record of 61-52-8.

Sean Reid-Foley will get the start for the visiting Blue Jays. The right-handed Reid-Foley (0-1, 5.40 ERA) has racked up three punchouts in five innings so far. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Yankees are handing the ball to righty Luis Severino (15-6, 3.27 ERA), who’s got 173 punchouts and 37 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.13. Severino is 3-0 with 18 strikeouts and a 2.04 ERA over three starts against Toronto this year.

Toronto’s pitchers have allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starters own a 4.94 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 7.72 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.51, along with a WHIP of 1.42.

The Blue Jays offense has slashed .242/.315/.422 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Toronto’s hitters have been paced by first baseman Justin Smoak and third baseman Yangervis Solarte. Smoak is slashing .255/.363/.466 with 18 home runs, 59 RBIs and 52 runs scored. Solarte (.233/.287/.397) is up to 17 homers, 53 RBIs and 50 runs scored.

For the home team, New York’s pitching staff has yielded 4.0 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 4.09, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.1. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.15, a WHIP of 1.16 and a K/9 of 11.5. In 54 games against AL East foes, Yankees starters have an ERA of 4.32 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.31.

The New York offense is putting up 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 slashed .217/.297/.395 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar have led the Yankees’ batters this year. Stanton is slashing .283/.349/.538 with 31 home runs, 78 RBIs and 79 runs scored, and Andujar’s line sits at .296/.328/.524 with 19 homers, 60 RBIs and 60 runs.

The Blue Jays have gained 5.2 units and are 33-45 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 41 of those games, compared to 33 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Yankees have lost 13.0 units and are 44-42 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 38 of those games, compared to 45 that went under the total.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in four of New York’s last seven games.
  • New York has recorded 21.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 17.2 over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 18 over their last 10.