Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Free Preview

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The Toronto Blue Jays will make a road trip to Bronx to take on their division rival Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Pix11 will be televising the action and the game gets underway at 6:35 p.m. ET.

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Odds

Vegas is listing New York (-150) as the favorite over Toronto (+140). The total is sitting at 9 runs and gamblers can wager on the over for -120 and the under for an even +100. The game’s runline odds sit at -155 for taking the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and +135 for the Yankees -1.5.

The Yankees are 8-8 SU and 8-8 ATS. They’ve lost 5.0 units for moneyline bettors and 2.6 units against the spread (ATS). New York has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven. The Blue Jays, on the other hand, are 12-5 SU and have gone 9-7 ATS. Overall, the team’s gained 5.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline in this young season and 2.8 units ATS. Torontohas covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in three of those seven.

New York games have an 11-4-1 over/under record so far in 2018. Toronto has an over/under record of 6-8-2.

Aaron Sanchez will get the start for Toronto. The right-handed Sanchez is 1-1 with a 3.66 ERA and 13 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with two strikeouts and a 6.35 ERA against New York this year.

The Yankees will put the ball in the left hand of CC Sabathia (0-0, 4.00 ERA, 1.22 WHIP), who has seven strikeouts and two walks this season. Sabathia is 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 1.80

ERA over one starts against Toronto this year.

Toronto’s pitchers have allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.72 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.97 K/9. The bullpen has logged an excellent ERA of just 2.22, along with a K/9 of 8.89.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .248/.334/.444 on their way to 6.1 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 8.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Toronto’s hitters have been powered by third baseman Yangervis Solarte and right fielder Kevin Pillar. Solarte is hitting .296/.409/.574 with 16 hits, nine RBIs and 11 runs scored, while Pillar (.338/.368/.508) has produced 22 hits, eight RBIs and 14 runs scored.

Putting up a slash line of .211/.275/.289 across 142 plate appearances, Solarte did not perform especially well against lefties last season (compared to his total season line of .255/.314/.416).

In the home-team dugout, New York’s pitchers have given up 5.4 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 4.84, a WHIP of 1.31 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.1. The bullpen has a 4.48 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 13.4 K/9. In 13 divisional games, Yankees starters have an ERA of 4.86 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.47.

The New York hitters are putting up 5.6 runs per contest, including 5.3 per game against divisional foes and 6.8 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .264/.373/.506 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Yankees’ batters have been led by shortstop Didi Gregorius and outfielder Aaron Judge. Gregorius is hitting .333/.464/.804 with five home runs, 16 RBIs and 14 runs scored, while Judge’s line sits at .339/.480/.593 with four homers, 11 RBIs and 15 runs.

Judge appeared to enjoy facing right-handed pitching at home last year, slashing .318/.424/.771 over 257 such plate appearances (his overall season line was .284/.422/.627).

The Blue Jays have gained 3.6 units and are 4-2 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in three of those games, compared to two that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Yankees have lost 4.8 units and are 4-6 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in six of those games, compared to three which went under the total.

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have won seven of their last eight games SU.
  • Toronto has posted 24.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 28.8 over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 15 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 11 over their last 10.