Yankees vs. Blue Jays Thursday Pick
After destroying the Yankees’ bullpen last night, the Blue Jays now have an opportunity to sweep the Bronx Bombers with a victory on Thursday night at 7:07 p.m. ET on Thursday. Will the Yankees salvage at least one game in this series?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, June 6, 2019
7:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 82% of the betting tickets are on the Yankees to beat the Blue Jays on the moneyline.
New York Yankees Fantasy Spin
DJ LeMahieu went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI as his club fell to the Blue Jays on Wednesday. He rapped a single to center that plated Gio Urshela in the fifth inning. He came up again in the sixth and drilled a line-drive, three-run bomb to left field that put the Yankees in front, albeit temporarily. LeMahieu has been a major reason why the Yankees are in first place despite being crushed by injuries this year. He has a .315/.363/.466 slash line with seven homers, 38 RBI and 38 runs scored in 55 games. Many predicted his fantasy usefulness would end when he left Coors Field but that has not yet come to pass.
Toronto Blue Jays Fantasy Spin
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored during a win over the Yankees on Wednesday. His three-run jack in the eighth inning turned a one-run deficit into a two-run lead and ultimately proved to be the decisive blow in the ballgame. The phenom seems to have turned a corner on his adjustment to the major leagues and is boosting his stat line on a nightly basis. He is up to .256/.326/.472 with seven home runs and 16 RBI in 33 games since getting the call just a month after his 20th birthday. He is going to be fun to watch for a long time.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees are now 0-5 in their last five games versus the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 10-24 in their last 34 games overall.
The Blue Jays are winless in Edwin Jackson’s last four starts and are 17-39 in their last 56 games versus a left-handed starter. The Yankees, meanwhile, are 18-6 in J.A. Happ’s last 24 starts and are 14-3 in his last 17 outings after scoring five runs or more in their previous game. I don’t see the Yankees getting swept in Toronto but with the Bombers listed at -213 on the money line, I’ll opt for their run line price.
Tuesday MLB Prediction: New York Yankees -1.5