New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

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The New York Yankees will be taking on their divisional rival Toronto Blue Jays in a Sunday showdown. The matchup will get going at 1:07 p.m. ET and YES Network will be televising the game.

New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Odds

Toronto (+170) is the solid home-team underdog to New York (-180) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 10 runs (-120 for the over and +100 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the current runline odds standing at -125 for the Yankees -1.5 runs and +105 for the Blue Jays +1.5.

The Yankees are 76-41 SU and are 71-45 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 17.4 units for moneyline bettors and 29.8 units ATS. New York’s covered the spread in each of its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven. The Blue Jays, on the other hand, are 49-71 SU and 60-59 ATS. They’ve lost 12.1 units for moneyline bettors and 4.7 units ATS. Toronto has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in three of those seven.

Toronto games have had an over/under record of 57-57-5 in 2019. New York has been a great over bet with a total record of 65-47-4.

Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka is getting the nod for New York. Tanaka (7-6, 4.93 ERA) has recorded 110 strikeouts in 129.2 innings so far. He’s 1-1 with seven strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA against Toronto this year (two starts).

The Blue Jays will turn to righty Trent Thornton (4-7, 5.55 ERA), who’s got 104 strikeouts and 46 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.53. Thornton is 0-0 with eight strikeouts and a 9.72 ERA over two starts against New York this year.

As a unit, Toronto’s pitching staff has given up 5.0 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 5.26 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 7.3 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.17 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 9.3 K/9. In 53 games against AL East foes, Blue Jays starters have an ERA of 5.26 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.73.

Toronto’s hitters have put up 4.5 runs per outing, including 5.1 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .222/.300/.515 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk have led the Blue Jays’ batters this year. Galvis is slashing .268/.301/.447 with 18 home runs, 54 RBIs and 55 runs scored, and Grichuk’s line is .235/.291/.429 with 20 homers, 52 RBIs and 53 runs.

In the visiting dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starters own a 4.78 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.82 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 3.86, along with a WHIP of 1.32 and a K/9 of 10.01.

Yankees hitters have slashed .272/.347/.486 on their way to 5.9 runs scored per game this year, including 6.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 8.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

New York’s offense has been led by second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres, who’ve collectively swatted 41 home runs. LeMahieu is slashing .336/.383/.531 with 18 home runs, 80 RBIs and 81 runs scored, while Torres is hitting .281/.347/.505 with 23 homers, 62 RBIs and 70 runs scored.

The Yankees have gained 15.2 units and are 49-31 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 46 of those games, compared to 32 that’ve gone under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Blue Jays have lost 18.3 units and are 38-41 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 39 of those games, as opposed to 36 which went under the total.

Yankees at Blue Jays Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in just two of Toronto’s last seven games.
  • The Yankees have a total OPS of .834 this season and an OPS of .831 when facing right-handed pitchers. The Blue Jays’ OPS sits at .729 overall and .726 versus righties.
  • New York has posted 29.0 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 29.4 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 30 home runs in their last 10 games, including 18 over their last five.