Blue Jays vs. Yankees MLB Prediction
Opening Day has arrived in Major League Baseball and the season will start in New York where the Yankees will host AL East rival Toronto at 1:05 p.m. ET on ESPN. Will the Yankees open with a win or will the Blue Jays come through for bettors as an underdog?
973 Toronto Blue Jays (+155) at 974 New York Yankees (-170); o/u 7.5
1:05 p.m. ET, April 1, 2021
VENUE: Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
Toronto Blue Jays DFS SPIN
Blue Jays placed OF George Springer on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to March 29, with a left oblique strain. Springer suffered a Grade 2 strain of his left oblique around the middle of March, but he's been making swift progress in his rehab and could potentially be ready for activation when first eligible late next week. The 31-year-old outfielder signed a six-year, $150 million free agent contract with the Blue Jays this winter after posting an .899 OPS with 14 home runs, 32 RBI, and 37 runs scored in 51 games last season for the Astros.
New York Yankees DFS SPIN
Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed Wednesday that Aaron Judge (illness) is ready for Opening Day. Judge battled some allergies in the closing days of camp, but he's in the Bronx now ahead of Thursday's opener against the Blue Jays and is scheduled to participate in a workout on Wednesday afternoon. The 28-year-old slugger had an overall average draft position of 44.9 this spring in Yahoo leagues.
Blue Jays vs. Yankees Betting Prediction
The over has cashed in six of the last seven meetings between these two teams and is 4-0 in the last four meetings at Yankee Stadium. The over is also 5-0 in the Blue Jays’ last five games versus a right-handed starter and 4-1 in their last five road games when they’re an underdog. On the other side, the over is 5-2 in the Yankees’ last seven games overall and has cashed in 11 of their last 15 divisional games.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: BLUE JAYS/YANKEES OVER 7.5