New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Free Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays are playing host to the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre. The matchup will begin at 7:07 p.m. ET and YES Network will be airing the game.

New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Odds

New York (-140) is favored over Toronto (+130) and oddsmakers have the Over/Under for this night game at 9.5 runs (-115 for the over and -105 for the under). Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the most recent odds sitting at Yankees -1.5 runs (+105) and Blue Jays +1.5 runs (-125).

The Yankees have gone 39-18 SU this year and are 31-25 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 10.3 units for moneyline bettors and 4.6 units ATS. The Blue Jays, on the other hand, are 26-34 SU and 29-30 ATS. The team has lost 8.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.5 units ATS.

Blue Jays games have an over/under record of 28-23-8 so far in 2018. The Yankees have been a decent over bet with a total record of 31-22-3.

The right-handed Sonny Gray is getting the nod for New York. Gray is 4-4 with a 5.50 ERA and 50 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with eight strikeouts and a 7.36 ERA against Toronto this year (three starts).

The Blue Jays are sending righty Sam Gaviglio (2-1, 3.32 ERA) to the mound. Gaviglio has 22 strikeouts and four walks to his name, as well as a 1.02 WHIP. Gaviglio hasn’t faced the Yankees yet this year and did not record a start against them in 2017.

As a unit, Toronto’s pitching staff has yielded 5.1 runs per game overall this year. The clubs starters have a 5.31 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.08 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 24 games against divisional foes, Blue Jays starters have an ERA of 5.19 and the bullpens ERA is 3.18.

The Toronto hitters are putting up 4.5 runs per contest, including 3.3 per game against divisional foes and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .204/.275/.383 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that stretch.

The Blue Jays hitters have been led by Kevin Pillar, who is hitting .260/.302/.435 with five home runs, 22 RBIs, 30 runs and nine stolen bases.

In the visiting dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.01 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 8.76 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.25, along with a WHIP of 1.20.

The Yankees offense has slashed .257/.340/.469 on its way to 5.7 runs scored per game this year, including 5.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over the teams last five contests (4-1 SU).

Aaron Judge has led New York’s offense thus far and is hitting .276/.402/.561 with 16 home runs, 41 RBIs and 42 runs scored.

The Yankees just took the previous game in this series by a final score of seven runs to two.

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The over has hit in three of New York’s last seven games.
  • The Yankees have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.
  • New York has posted 22.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 24.8 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have won six of their last seven games SU.