Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Matchup

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The Toronto Blue Jays will take on their AL East foe New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. YES Network will broadcast the matchup. The game is slated to get underway at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Odds

Toronto (+190) is entering this game as the underdog against New York (-210) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this one at 9 runs (-120 for the under and +100 for the over). Bettors can also wager on the game’s spread with the most recent runline odds standing at -115 for the Blue Jays +1.5 runs and -105 for the Yankees -1.5.

The Yankees are 91-57 straight up (SU) and 73-74 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 7.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 11.2 units (ATS). New York has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Blue Jays have gone 66-82 SU this year and are 63-84 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 13.3 units for moneyline bettors and 32.0 units ATS. Toronto has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.

Yankees games have an over/under record of 66-74-7 in 2018. Blue Jays games have gone over 75 times, gone under 63 times and pushed on nine occasions.

Thomas Pannone is projected to start for Toronto. Pannone (2-1, 4.13 ERA) has recorded 15 strikeouts in 23 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA against New York this year.

The Yankees will send righty Lance Lynn (9-10, 5.01 ERA) to the mound. Lynn has 146 strikeouts and 72 walks to his name, as well as a 1.55 WHIP. Lynn is 0-1 with nine strikeouts and an 11.00 ERA across two starts against Toronto this year.

New York’s pitching staff has given up 4.1 runs per game overall this year as a unit. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.09, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.2. The bullpen has a 3.26 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 11.4 K/9. In 62 divisional games, Yankees starters have an ERA of 4.17 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.22.

New York’s hitters have produced 5.1 runs per outing, including 5.2 per game against divisional foes and 6.2 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .244/.380/.457 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Yankees’ batters have been led by Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton. Andujar is slashing .299/.333/.522 with 24 home runs, 83 RBIs and 77 runs scored, while Stanton’s line is .263/.338/.500 with 34 homers, 89 RBIs and 92 runs.

In the other dugout, Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.25 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 7.60 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.44, along with a WHIP of 1.45 and a K/9 of 8.97.

The Blue Jays offense has slashed .245/.316/.428 on its way to 4.4 runs scored per game this year, including 3.9 runs per game against divisional foes and 2.6 per game over the team’s last five outings (1-4 SU).

First baseman Justin Smoak and right fielder Kevin Pillar have paced Toronto’s offense. Smoak is hitting .248/.355/.468 with 24 home runs, 75 RBIs and 64 runs scored. Pillar (.246/.276/.413) has produced 13 homers, 55 RBIs, 58 runs and 14 stolen bases.

The Blue Jays have gained 7.0 units and are 43-55 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over’s hit in 52 of those games, compared to 42 that’ve hit the under against y starters.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • Toronto has tallied 13 extra-base hits over its last five outings. New York has 18 XBH over its last five.
  • New York has posted 19.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 22.2 over its last five.
  • The Blue Jays have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 15 over their last 10.