Blue Jays vs. Yankees Prediction
After edging the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday, will the New York Yankees manage another win at home tonight when the two meet up at 7:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, April 20, 2018
7:05PM ET, Yankee Stadium
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Yankees are a strong favorite at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -190 to win. The Blue Jays are getting a money line of +165 to prevail, while the over/under total for the contest is listed at 9 runs. Currently, 74% of the wagers are going on the Yankees at home today. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Yankees get over .500
New York has won three of its last four games to get back over the .500 mark. The Yankees beat the Blue Jays, 4-3, on Thursday to move to 9-8 on the season and 5-4 at home. The Yankees are posting 5.53 runs per game this season, but allowing 5.29 per contest.
Sonny Gray makes his fourth start of the season tonight. Gray is 1-1 on the year with a 6.92 ERA and a 1.92 WHIP. He has allowed 10 earned runs over 13 innings of work and has seven walks with 15 strikeouts.
Blue Jays win streak snapped
The Blue Jays had their four-game win streak snapped on Thursday with the loss to New York. Toronto has still won seven of its last nine and is 12-6 on the season and 5-3 on the road. The Blue Jays are scoring 5.89 runs per game this season while allowing 3.83 per contest.
Marco Estrada gets the start tonight for the Jays. He is 1-1 through three starts and has a 4.24 ERA with a 1.29 WHIP. He has allowed eight runs over 17 innings with seven walks and 14 strikeouts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have won their last four games following a loss and five straight against teams with a winning record. They also have won five of Estrada’s last seven starts.
The Yankees have dropped four of their last five games after a win and they are also just 3-8 in Gray’s last 11 starts against division opponents.
The Yankees certainly have the talent on paper and are at home tonight, but their pitching isn’t something I can trust for them to consistently win. Toronto has the hitting to put up runs on this staff and they have the better arms so far. I like Toronto as a big underdog against a New York team that has struggled to string together wins.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays +165