Freddy Galvis and the Toronto Blue Jays will be taking the field versus their division rival New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in a Sunday showdown. YES Network will showcase the action and the first pitch will be at 1:05 p.m. ET.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Odds
Las Vegas has Toronto (+187) as the underdog to New York (-205). You can play matchup’s total with current odds posted at -105 for over 10 runs and -115 for under 10. There’s a runline of Blue Jays +1.5 (-115) and Yankees -1.5 (-105) for this matchup.
The Blue Jays have gone just 35-58 SU this year and are 43-49 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 18.1 units for moneyline bettors and 11.2 units ATS. Toronto is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 58-32 SU and 53-36 ATS. They’ve gained 12.8 units for moneyline bettors and 18.9 units ATS. New York has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.
Yankees games have an over/under record of 48-38-3 thus far in 2019. Toronto has an over/under record of 45-44-3.
The right-handed Marcus Stroman is the projected starter for the visiting Blue Jays. Stroman is 5-9 with a 3.18 ERA and 81 strikeouts. He has yet to face New York this year, but he made three starts against the team in 2018, posting a 0-1 record with a 9.42 ERA and 15 strikeouts.
The Yankees are sending righty Masahiro Tanaka (5-5, 3.86 ERA) to the mound. Tanaka has 90 strikeouts and 25 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.18. Tanaka is 0-1 with two strikeouts and a 6.00 ERA in one start against Toronto this year.
Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starters own a 5.35 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 7.19 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.31, along with a K/9 of 9.49.
Blue Jays hitters have slashed .232/.300/.407 on their way to 4.2 runs scored per game this year, including 4.8 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).
Toronto’s offensive production has been powered by Freddy Galvis and Randal Grichuk. Galvis is slashing .267/.307/.460 with 15 home runs, 44 RBIs and 42 runs scored, while Grichuk (.234/.291/.414) is up to 15 homers, 40 RBIs and 41 runs scored.
In the home-team dugout, New York’s pitching staff has given up 4.4 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starters have a 4.15 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.95 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 10.0 K/9. In 40 games against AL East opponents, Yankees starters have an ERA of 3.91 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.51.
The New York offense has put up 5.6 runs per outing, including 6.4 per game against divisional foes and 3.4 per game over its last five. The team has hit .256/.318/.443 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.
The Yankees’ offense has been led by second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres. LeMahieu is hitting .330/.376/.507 with 12 home runs, 64 RBIs and 65 runs scored, and Torres has produced a line of .292/.360/.526 with 19 homers, 50 RBIs and 56 runs.
The Blue Jays have lost 19.9 units and are 27-33 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 29 of those games, compared to 29 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 13.1 units and are 39-26 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 36 of those games, as opposed to 27 which went under the total.
Blue Jays vs. Yankees MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Blue Jays, O/U – OVER
- Toronto has logged nine extra-base hits over its last five games. New York has 18 XBH over its last five.
- Toronto fielders have four errors over the last five outin, compared to only zero errors for New York over its last five.
- The Blue Jays have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 15 over their last 10.
- The Blue Jays have a team OPS of .707 this season and an OPS of .701 against right-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ OPS sits at .804 overall and .829 against righties.