Yankees vs. Blue Jays Prediction
Can the New York Yankees roll past the Toronto Blue Jays once again when the two continue their weekend series tonight at 7:07PM ET?
919 New York Yankees vs. 920 Toronto Blue Jays
Friday, August 9, 2019
7:07PM ET – Rogers Centre
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Yankees are favored on the road today, as they are getting odds of -155 to win. The Blue Jays are listed with a money line of +135 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 10.5 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 80 percent going on the Yankees on the road. 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 win ninth straight
The New York Yankees extended their win streak to nine games on Thursday by picking up a 12-6 win over the Blue Jays. The Yankees have scored 44 runs over their last four games. New York is 76-39 overall, 33-31 on the road and 65-46 with the over. The Yankees have J.A. Happ getting the start tonight. He is 9-6 on the season with a 5.24 ERA.
New York racked up 15 hits on Thursday night, including three home runs. Gio Urshela had two home runs in the win and finished the game with three hits, three runs and four RBI. Mike Tauchman added two hits and drove in four runs while DJ LeMahieu had three hits, two runs and two RBI. Domingo German got his 15th win on the mound, as he allowed three earned runs over five innings. Luis Cessa picked up a three-inning save as well.
Blue Jays bombed in opener
Toronto has lost four of its last six after suffering a 12-6 loss to the Yankees on Thursday night. The Jays are 47-71 on the season, 20-35 at home and 57-57 with the over/under total. Toronto has Sean Reid-Foley getting the start this evening. He is 1-2 on the season with a 2.49 ERA.
Thomas Pannone gave up seven runs over 2.1 innings to take the loss on Thursday. He fell to 2-5 on the season. The Jays also had three home runs in the loss. Bo Bichette homered again and drove in three runs in the loss. Derek Fisher and Reese McGuire also homered in the loss. McGuire finished with four hits and three runs.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees have won five straight road games and 18 of their last 23 Friday games.
The Blue Jays are 7-1 in their last eight Game 2’s of a series, but just 1-4 in their last five home games.
Both teams put on a hitting display last night and I think we could see more of the same today. Happ hasn’t had great numbers this year and is facing a young and surging Toronto lineup. Reid-Foley has good numbers this year, but has pitched a limited amount of time. He has struggled with walks this year and that won’t help him against New York. While I see a lot of runs, I think the Yankees will continue to outscore Toronto. The Yankees have the better bullpen and they are hitting at an unreal pace right now.
MLB Prediction: New York Yankees -155