Blue Jays vs. Yankees MLB Prediction
American League East rivals wrap up their series in the Bronx on Thursday night when the Yankees host the Blue Jays at 7:05 p.m. ET. Will Toronto continue its hot play when Jose Berrios opposes Nestor Cortes Jr. in the pitching matchup?
965 Toronto Blue Jays (+100) at 966 New York Yankees (-120); o/u 9.5
7:05 p.m. ET, Thursday, September 9, 2021
Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
Toronto Blue Jays DFS Notes
Jose Berrios allowed three runs on four hits over 6 2/3 innings in Saturday's win over the A's. Berrios struck out seven without walking a batter in the afternoon start. He kept the Athletics off the scoreboard altogether until Matt Chapman snapped the spell with a solo home run in the fifth inning. The other two runs to score against Berrios came home in the seventh inning. Since being traded over to the Blue Jays from the Twins at the deadline, Berrios has posted quality starts in 4-of-7 outings. Berrios will tango with the Yankees in the Bronx when he next takes to the mound.
New York Yankees DFS Notes
Nestor Cortes delivered a strong start in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday, racking up seven strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings of one-run baseball. The 26-year-old southpaw scattered four hits and two walks on the night. He generated 12 swings and misses while posting an impressive CSW of 37 percent. The only damage done against him came on a solo homer by Trey Mancini in the sixth inning. Cortes has been a tremendous addition to the Yankees rotation, compiling a 2.67 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 71/21 K/BB ratio over 67 1/3 innings in 17 appearances (nine starts). He'll look to keep the good times rolling when he takes on the Blue Jays at home on Wednesday.
Blue Jays vs. Yankees MLB Betting Prediction
The Blue Jays are 7-0 in their last seven games versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15, are 6-1 in their last seven games overall and are 6-1 in their last seven games versus an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the Yankees are 1-5 in their last six games versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30 and are winless in their last four games when playing the fourth game of a series.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: TORONTO BLUE JAYS +100