Blue Jays vs. Yankees Prediction
The Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees have split the first two games of their weekend series. Which team will take the rubber match when they meet up today at 1:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, April 21, 2018
1:05PM ET, Yankee Stadium
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Yankees are a favorite at home today, as they are getting odds of -150 to win. The Blue Jays are getting a money line of +130 to prevail, while the over/under total for the contest is listed at 9 runs. Currently, 57% 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 back to level
The Yankees opened the series with a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday, but then suffered an 8-5 loss on Friday. The loss dropped New York to 9-9 on the season and 5-5 at home. The Yankees are posting 5.53 runs per game this season, but allowing 5.29 per contest.
Jordan Montgomery toes the rubber for the Yankees today. He is 1-0 through three starts with a 4.70 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. Over 15.1 innings of work, he has allowed eight runs and has 12 strikeouts with six walks.
Jays putting up runs
Despite the loss on Thursday, Toronto has scored at least five runs in five of its last six games, all wins. They have posted at least eight runs in four of those games. The Jays are now 13-6 on the season and 6-3 on the road. The Blue Jays are scoring 5.89 runs per game this season while allowing 3.83 per contest.
Marcus Stroman gets the start on Saturday for Toronto. He has started three games this year, but has an 0-1 record with a 7.98 ERA and a 1.91 WHIP. Over 14.2 innings of work, Stroman has allowed 13 runs with 10 walks and 16 strikeouts.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have won nine of their last 12 games against a left-handed starter and they have also won 11 of Stroman’s last 16 Saturday starts.
The Yankees have won 36 of their last 54 at home and they also have won six of Montgomery’s last eight starts, including four of his last five starts on a Saturday.
The Jays have been the better team as of late and are hitting the ball well, but I can’t trust Stroman to get the job done today. He hasn’t lasted long in his starts and is giving up multiple runs each time. New York has too powerful a lineup to allow baserunners and multiple mistake pitches.
The Pick: New York Yankees -150