After struggling through a brutal April, the Toronto Blue Jays looked like a completely different team in May. On the heels of wins in eight of their last nine, the Bluebirds will look to start June off on the right foot when they tangle with the New York Yankees north of the border on Thursday. Sportsbooks opened the Yanks as +135 road underdogs with a total of 9.
– Shark Bites
- The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Yankees’ last 10 games.
- The Yankees are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games against left-handed starting pitchers.
- The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Yankees’ last eight games on the road against the Blue Jays.
CC Sabathia and Marco Estrada will get the nod for the Yankees and Jays, respectively. Sabathia (5-2, 4.42 ERA) recorded his third straight win on Saturday after allowing two runs while striking out a season-high nine batters in a 3-2 win over the Oakland A’s. The veteran has allowed just four runs and 15 hits during the aforementioned winning streak.
Estrada (4-2, 3.15) is coming off back-to-back strong performances and appears to be finding the groove that helped him win nine games a year ago. The 33-year-old has permitted two earned runs or less in eight of his 11 starts this season. He improved to 4-2 in his career vs New York after striking out five in seven innings of work in a 7-1 triumph on May 1.
The Yankees haven’t enjoyed their trips to Canada of late. In the Bronx Bombers’ last nine tilts on the road vs the Jays, they’re a brutal 1-8 SU and 2-7 ATS.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The New York Yankees were listed as 119 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Thursday over at Bovada.
Odds – Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.4-3.5 win for the Blue Jays on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
26-27 Toronto battles the Yankees, currently with a 30-20 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs New York injuries news.
The Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees odds would favor the Yankees if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 12 in the current Odds – Shark poll, while New York is at No. 11.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Toronto has baseball’s No. 19-rated offensive output, at 8.38 hits per game. The New York Yankees average 9.28 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Toronto has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
New York suffered a 10-4 loss against Baltimore on Wednesday, as Masahiro Tanaka wasn’t able to lead his team to victory at Camden Yards.
The Blue Jays enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Reds on Wednesday, with M Bolsinger throwing 1 innings of 1-hit ball at Rogers Centre.
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees’s last 10 games
- NY Yankees is 16-6 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
- NY Yankees is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games on the road
- Toronto is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
- Toronto is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
- Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
- Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Next Betting Matchups
New York at Toronto, Friday, June 2nd