Randal Grichuk and the Toronto Blue Jays will pay a visit to Yankee Stadium to do battle against a divisional opponent in the New York Yankees. RSN Sports will broadcast the matchup and the game is scheduled to get going at 7:05 p.m. ET.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Odds
The Yankees are 100-54 straight up (SU) and 88-65 against the spread (ATS). The team’s gained 17.8 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 23.4 units ATS. The Blue Jays are 62-91 SU and have gone 76-76 against the spread. They’ve lost 16.3 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 5.5 units ATS.
New York games have an over/under record of 81-67-5 in 2019. Blue Jays games have gone under 73 times, gone over 70 times and pushed on nine instances.
Jacob Waguespack will get the start for Toronto. The right-handed Waguespack (4-5, 4.70 ERA) has recorded 52 strikeouts in 67 innings so far. He’s 0-1 with six strikeouts and a 7.36 ERA against New York this year.
The Yankees are putting the ball in the left hand of J.A. Happ (12-8, 5.07 ERA, 1.32 WHIP), who’s got 130 strikeouts and 48 walks. Happ is 1-2 with 13 strikeouts and a 4.67 ERA across three starts against Toronto this year.
As a unit, New York’s pitching staff has given up 4.6 runs per game overall in 2019. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 4.56 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.02 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 10.0 K/9. In 71 games against divisional opponents, Yankees starters have an ERA of 4.37 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.98.
New York’s hitters are putting up 5.9 runs per outing, including 6.5 per game against divisional foes and 7.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .280/.364/.549 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.
The Yankees’ offense has been led by second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres. LeMahieu is slashing .329/.377/.518 with 25 home runs, 97 RBIs and 106 runs scored, and Torres has put up a line of .285/.345/.549 with 38 homers, 90 RBIs and 96 runs.
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 7.40 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.29, along with a K/9 of 9.01.
Blue Jays hitters have slashed .237/.307/.427 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.0 runs per game against divisional foes and 7.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).
Outfielder Randal Grichuk and third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continue to lead Toronto’s offense. Grichuk is slashing .234/.284/.461 with 30 home runs, 76 RBIs and 71 runs scored, while Guerrero Jr. is hitting .274/.344/.443 with 15 homers, 67 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 has cashed in 22 of those games, as opposed to 26 that’ve hit the under against lefties. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 13.8 units and are 58-46 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 56 of those games, as opposed to 45 which went under the total.
Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees MLB Tip
Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Blue Jays, O/U – OVER
The over has hit in three of New York’s last seven games.
The Blue Jays have a team OPS of .733 this season and an OPS of .737 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ OPS stands at .836 overall and .849 against southpaws.
Toronto has recorded 26.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 28.8 over its last five.
The Blue Jays have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.