Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Matchup

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The New York Yankees are playing host to the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET and YES Network will be televising the action.

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Odds

Oddsmakers have listed New York (-190) as the favorite over Toronto (+180). The total sits at nine runs and bettors can wager on the over for -105 or the under for -115. Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at -125 for the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and +105 for the Yankees -1.5 runs.

The Blue Jays are 12-6 SU and have gone 10-7 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 6.0 units for moneyline bettors in this young season and 3.8 units ATS. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 9-8 SU and 8-8 ATS. They’ve lost 5.0 units for moneyline bettors and 2.6 units ATS.

Yankees games have an over/under record of 11-4-1 thus far in 2018. Blue Jays games have gone under eight times, gone over seven times and pushed on two occasions.

Marco Estrada will get the nod for the visiting Blue Jays. The right-handed Estrada is 1-1 with a 4.24 ERA and 14 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with two strikeouts and a 3.86 ERA against New York this year (five starts).

The Yankees are going with righty Sonny Gray (1-1, 6.92 ERA), who’s got 15 punchouts and seven walks to his name, as well as a 1.92 WHIP. Gray is 0-0 with eight strikeouts and a 2.25 ERA across one starts against Toronto this year.

As a unit, New York’s pitchers have yielded 5.3 runs per game overall in 2018. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 4.60 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.30 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 13.6 K/9. In 14 games against AL East opponents, Yankees starters have an ERA of 4.56 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.27.

New York’s offense has put up 5.5 runs per contest, including 5.2 per game against divisional foes and 5.6 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .250/.357/.470 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Didi Gregorius has helped lead the Yankees’ offense this season with five home runs, 17 RBIs and 14 runs scored.

For the visitors, Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 3.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.71 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.62 K/9. The bullpen has managed an excellent ERA of just 2.30, along with a WHIP of 1.44.

The Blue Jays offense has slashed .244/.330/.429 on its way to 5.9 runs scored per game this year, including 3.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 8.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Toronto’s offense has been paced by Yangervis Solarte so far. Solarte is slashing .286/.414/.554 with 16 hits, nine RBIs and 12 runs scored.

The Yankees just snuck away with the previous game in the series by a score of four runs to three.

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has hit in six of New York’s last seven games.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 13 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 11 over their last 10.
  • The Toronto defense has allowed two errors over the last 10 games, compared to 13 errors for New York over its last 10.
  • The Yankees have won three of their last four games SU.