Blue Jays vs. Yankees Saturday Pick
Following a high-scoring Game 1 between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees, will the division rivals combine for enough runs on Saturday to push the score over the total in Game 2?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 18, 2018
1:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium
TV: TOR (SNET); NYY (YES)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Yankees as a -295 favorite. As of this writing, 79% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Yankees to beat the Blue Jays on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Blue Jays’ Reid-Foley struggles in debut vs. Royals
Sean Reid-Foley surrendered three earned runs over five innings Monday in a loss to the Royals. Making his major league debut, Reid-Foley gave up a two-run homer to Ryan O'Hearn in the bottom of the second inning and then walked in a run with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth. He allowed six hits in all and issued three walks. The 22-year-old had been pitching well this season in the upper minors, but he couldn't tame the Royals and he'll probably have a tough time this weekend against the Yankees if the Jays decide to give him another turn.
Yankees’ Severino lasts just four innings vs. Mets
Luis Severino lasted just four innings and gave up four runs Monday in a loss to the Mets. Severino struck out six and walked just one, but he surrendered homers to Amed Rosario and Jose Bautista. He said afterwards that fatigue isn't a factor in his struggles, even though that would seem to be the most logical explanation.
MLB Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have lost five of their last seven games against opponents from the American League East.
The Yankees have won 62 of their last 85 games at home.
Reid-Foley struggled against a light-hitting Royals team in his debut and now faces the Yankees in a hitter-friendly park. Meanwhile, something is up with Severino, as he’s not the same dominant force that we saw for most of the season. The over is 7-1 in his last eight starts and I like it to cash again today.
The Pick: Blue Jays/Yankees over 9