DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees are playing host to the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. YES Network is in line to televise the action and the game will get underway at 1:05 p.m. ET.
Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Odds
Toronto (+255) is coming into this one as the underdog against New York (-310) and oddsmakers have put the Over/Under for this game at 10 runs (+105 for the over and -125 for the under). This game currently has a runline of Blue Jays +1.5 (+125) and Yankees -1.5 (-145).
The Yankees are 100-55 straight up (SU) and 89-65 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 18.8 units for moneyline bettors and 24.4 units ATS. New York has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Blue Jays have gone 63-91 SU this year and are 77-76 ATS. They’ve lost 15.3 units for moneyline gamblers and 4.3 units ATS. Toronto’s covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven.
New York games have had an over/under record of 82-67-5 in 2019. Blue Jays games have gone under 73 times, gone over 71 times and pushed on nine occasions.
T.J. Zeuch will get the nod for the Blue Jays. Zeuch is 1-0 with a 4.61 ERA and 10 strikeouts. He’s 1-0 with five strikeouts and a 3.38 ERA against New York this year.
The Yankees are putting the ball in the left hand of James Paxton (14-6, 3.88 ERA), who has 178 strikeouts and 55 walks this season as well as a 1.30 WHIP. Paxton is 1-0 with 10 strikeouts and a 6.43 ERA across three starts against Toronto this year.
As a unit, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 4.55 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.02 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 10.1 K/9. In 72 divisional games, Yankees starters have an ERA of 4.35 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.99.
The New York hitters have put up 5.9 runs per outing, including 6.4 per game against divisional foes and 5.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .221/.302/.442 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
The Yankees’ hitters have been led by second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres. LeMahieu is hitting .328/.376/.518 with 25 home runs, 97 RBIs and 106 runs scored, while Torres is batting .284 with 38 homers, 90 RBIs and 96 runs scored.
In the other dugout, Toronto’s pitching staff allowed 5.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.24 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 7.42 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.26, along with a K/9 of 9.04.
The Blue Jays offense has slashed .237/.306/.427 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 7.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (5-0 SU).
Toronto’s offensive production has been led by right fielder Randal Grichuk and third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr.. Grichuk is slashing .233/.282/.458 with 30 home runs, 76 RBIs and 71 runs scored, while Guerrero Jr. is slashing .276/.346/.443 with 15 homers, 68 RBIs and 51 runs scored.
The Blue Jays have lost 0.2 units and are 24-26 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over’s hit in 22 of those games, compared to 26 that’ve hit the under against ies.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Prediction
Predictions:SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Blue Jays, O/U – OVER
Toronto has recorded 24 extra-base hits over its last five outings. New York has 18 XBH over its last five.
The Blue Jays have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.
Toronto has recorded 26.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 28.2 over its last five.