Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Matchup

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The Toronto Blue Jays are paying a visit to Bronx to take on their AL East rival Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET and YES Network will televise the matchup.

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Toronto (+220) as the underdog to New York (-240). If you think this game’s total will go under 10.5 runs, Vegas is currently offering -105 odds. Taking the over will return -115 odds. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the most recent odds standing at +100 for the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and -120 for the Yankees -1.5.

The Yankees are 49-28 straight up (SU) and 44-32 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 8.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 14.0 units ATS. New York has covered the spread in each of its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Blue Jays have gone 29-49 SU this year and are 34-43 against the spread. Overall, the club has lost 16.2 units for moneyline gamblers and 15.8 units ATS. Toronto is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven.

New York games have an over/under record of 41-32-3 so far in 2019. The Blue Jays have an over/under record of 38-36-3.

Aaron Sanchez is getting the start for the visiting Blue Jays. The right-handed Sanchez (3-9, 5.49 ERA) has recorded 65 strikeouts in 78.2 innings so far. He has yet to face New York this year, but he made two starts against the team in 2018, putting together a 0-2 record with a 5.40 ERA and four strikeouts.

The Yankees are putting the ball in the hands of lefty CC Sabathia (4-4, 4.14 ERA), who has 57 strikeouts and 24 walks, along with a 1.37 WHIP. Sabathia made four starts against the team in 2018, putting together a 1-1 record in 2018, posting a 1-1 record with a 3.86 ERA and 13 strikeouts.

New York’s pitching staff has allowed 4.3 runs per game overall this year as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 4.07, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.8. The bullpen has a 3.95 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 10.0 K/9. In 29 games against divisional foes, Yankees starters have an ERA of 3.42 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.25.

New York’s offense has produced 5.5 runs per outing, including 6.2 per game against divisional foes and 7.4 per game over its last five. The team has hit .261/.339/.509 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Yankees’ hitters have been led by second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres. LeMahieu is slashing .322/.370/.488 with 10 home runs, 51 RBIs and 54 runs scored, and Torres has put up a line of .283/.342/.536 with 18 homers, 45 RBIs and 47 runs.

For the visitors, Toronto’s pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.13 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 7.40 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.41, along with a K/9 of 9.48.

Blue Jays hitters have slashed .225/.295/.392 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 6.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Toronto’s hitters have been led by Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk. Galvis is slashing .262/.302/.434 with 11 home runs, 34 RBIs and 34 runs scored, while Grichuk is slashing .221/.279/.412 with 14 homers, 31 RBIs and 37 runs scored.

The Blue Jays have gained 1.4 units and are 13-14 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 13 of those games, compared to 13 that’ve hit the under in such games. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 11.4 units and are 34-23 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 31 of those games, as opposed to 24 which went under the total.

Blue Jays at Yankees Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • Toronto has tallied 19 extra-base hits over its last five contests. New York has 17 XBH over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have a total OPS of .687 this season and an OPS of .696 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ OPS stands at .790 overall and .688 against southpaws.
  • Toronto has posted 22.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 26.0 over its last five.
  • Each team has hit 19 home runs over its last 10 games.