New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Matchup

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The New York Yankees will pay a visit to Rogers Centre to do battle against their division rival Toronto Blue Jays. The matchup will begin at 7:07 p.m. ET and fans hoping to watch it can tune in to YES Network.

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Toronto (+125) as the underdog to New York (-135). The total is sitting at 9.5 runs and bettors can take the over for -105 or the under for -115. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the runline odds standing at Yankees -1.5 runs (+110) and Blue Jays +1.5 runs (-130).

The Blue Jays are 26-33 SU and 29-30 ATS. The teams lost 8.6 units for moneyline bettors and 3.5 units against the spread (ATS). Toronto has covered the spread just twice in its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven. The Yankees have gone 38-18 SU this year and are 30-24 ATS. Overall, the teams gained 11.1 units for moneyline gamblers and 4.9 units ATS. New York’s covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven.

Toronto games have an over/under record of 28-23-8 so far in 2018. New York has been a decent over bet with a total record of 30-21-3.

CC Sabathia is getting the start for New York. The left-handed Sabathia is 2-1 with a 3.73 ERA and 38 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 0.96 ERA against Toronto this year (five starts).

The Blue Jays will put the ball in the right hand of Marco Estrada (2-6, 5.68 ERA, 1.47 WHIP), who’s got 42 strikeouts and 17 walks this season. Estrada is 1-0 with six strikeouts and a 6.00 ERA over two starts against New York this year.

New York’s pitching staff allowed 4.3 runs per game and its starters own a 4.04 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 8.79 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.28, along with a K-per-9 of 12.11.

Yankees hitters have slashed .257/.340/.469 on their way to 5.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 5.5 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over the teams last five outings (4-1 SU).

New York’s hitters have been powered by Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar, who collectively have launched 22 home runs. Judge is hitting .276/.402/.561 with 16 home runs, 41 RBIs and 42 runs scored, while Andujar has a .299 average with six homers, 22 RBIs and 28 runs scored.

For the home team, Toronto’s pitching staff has allowed 5.0 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have a 5.38 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.88 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 8.9 K/9. In 23 games against divisional opponents, Blue Jays starters have an ERA of 5.37 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.59.

Toronto’s hitters are putting up 4.6 runs per contest, including 3.4 per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .229/.312/.392 over its last five contests and is 1-4 SU during that span.

Right fielder Kevin Pillar and third baseman Yangervis Solarte have led the Blue Jays offense this year. Pillar is slashing .259/.301/.423 with four home runs, 21 RBIs, 29 runs and nine steals, while Solarte’s line sits at .257/.322/.477 with 12 homers, 36 RBIs and 30 runs.

The Yankees have gained 4.2 units and are 20-16 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 23 of those games, compared to 12 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Blue Jays have lost 8.8 units and are 12-12 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in nine of those games, compared to 11 which went under the total.

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The New York defense has allowed 10 errors over the last 10 games, compared to five errors for Toronto over its last 10.
  • The Yankees have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have hit nine over their last 10.