Blue Jays vs. Yankees Prediction
Will the New York Yankees have any trouble getting another win over the Toronto Blue Jays when the two conclude their weekend series today at 1:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, April 22, 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 -245 to win. The Blue Jays are getting a money line of +205 to prevail, while the over/under total for the contest is listed at 8.5 runs. Currently, 61% 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 hitting well
The Yankees earned a 9-1 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday to grab their fourth win in the last six games. Over five of their last six games, the Yankees have scored at least four runs. In three they have scored at least eight runs. New York is now 10-9 overall with a 6-5 record at home. The Yankees are putting up 5.68 runs per game this season while allowing 5.21 per contest.
Luis Severino gets the start for the Yankees today. He is 3-1 through four starts this season. Over 24 innings, he has allowed seven runs and has 28 strikeouts with eight walks. Severino is sports a 2.63 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.
Blue Jays flopping
Toronto has alternated wins and losses over its last four games, putting up 23 runs in the two wins while getting just four in their two losses. The Blue Jays are now 13-7 overall and 6-4 on the road. The Jays are putting up 5.75 runs per game while allowing 4.15 per contest.
Jaime Garcia is 2-0 on the season through three starts. He has a 3.86 ERA with a 1.35 WHIP. Over 16.1 innings of work, Garcia has 17 strikeouts with five walks and 17 hits allowed.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have won their last four Sunday games and six straight against a team with a winning record. They also have won their last five games after a loss.
The Yankees have lost five of their last six after a win and five of their last six Sunday games. However, they have won eight of their last 10 home games against a left-handed starter.
The Yankees certainly have the talent, but their pitching has been lackluster this season. I don’t see Severino being overly dominant in comparison to Garcia. Severino has the better numbers, but not the better bullpen. New York and Toronto have similar hitting ability, so I think the Jays can pull off the upset.
The Pick: Toronto Blue Jays +205