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Freddy Galvis and the Toronto Blue Jays are paying a visit to Bronx to play a divisional rival in the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The matchup will get underway at 7:05 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to YES Network to catch the action.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Odds

The Yankees are 57-31 straight up (SU) and 52-36 against the spread (ATS). The team has gained 11.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 17.9 units ATS. New York has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Blue Jays, on the other hand, are 34-57 SU and have gone 43-48 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 17.1 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 10.2 units ATS. Toronto has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

New York games have a 48-37-3 over/under record thus far in 2019. Toronto has an over/under record of 45-43-3.

Aaron Sanchez will get the nod for the visiting Blue Jays. The right-handed Sanchez is 3-12 with a 6.16 ERA and 77 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with four strikeouts and an 11.81 ERA against New York this year.

The Yankees will put the ball in the right hand of Domingo German (10-2, 3.67 ERA), who’s got 83 strikeouts and 19 walks as well as a 1.09 WHIP. German hasn’t faced the Blue Jays yet this year and only made one start against them in 2018 (0-1, 3.52 ERA and eight strikeouts across 7.2 innings).

Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.36 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 7.24 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.40, along with a K/9 of 9.50.

The Blue Jays offense has slashed .232/.301/.411 on its way to 4.3 runs scored per game this season, including 5.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Toronto’s offense has been fueled by Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk. Galvis is slashing .270/.309/.467 with 15 home runs, 44 RBIs and 42 runs scored, while Grichuk has a .233 average with 15 homers, 38 RBIs and 41 runs scored.

In the other dugout, New York’s pitchers have given up 4.4 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.22, a WHIP of 1.27 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.8. The bullpen has a 4.03 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 10.0 K/9. In 38 games against AL East foes, Yankees starters have an ERA of 4.05 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.67.

The New York hitters are putting up 5.7 runs per outing, including 6.6 per game against divisional foes and 5.0 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .247/.308/.478 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

The Yankees’ offense has been led by second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres. LeMahieu is hitting .336/.383/.518 with 12 home runs, 63 RBIs and 65 runs scored, and the line for Torres stands at .292/.360/.528 with 19 homers, 50 RBIs and 56 runs.

The Blue Jays have lost 18.9 units and are 27-32 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 29 of those games, compared to 28 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 12.1 units and are 38-26 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over’s hit in 36 of those games, compared to 26 that went under.

Blue Jays vs. Yankees Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in three of New York’s last seven games.
  • New York has recorded 28.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 23.0 over its last five.
  • Both teams have hit 21 home runs over their last 10 games.
  • The Blue Jays have a team OPS of .712 this season and an OPS of .707 against right-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ OPS stands at .806 overall and .831 versus righties.