Yankees vs. Blue Jays Pick
Oddsmakers at Bovada.lv have made the Blue Jays a -145 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Yankees are a +125 underdog and the over-under sits at 8.5.
Pitching for the Yankees will be Jaime Garcia (5-9, 4.19 ERA), while the Blue Jays will turn to Marcus Stroman (12-8, 3.01). Garcia has a 1.38 WHIP with 125 stirkeouts in 154 2/3 innings. He allowed one unearned run on four hits with nine strikeouts and no walks over 5 1/3 innings in a 2-1 home win over the Twins his last start. Garcia has a 4.38 ERA in 15 road starts. Stroman has a 1.29 WHIP with 160 strikeouts over 191 1/3 innings. He gave up one earned run on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks over seven innings in a 5-2 home win over the Royals. He has a 2.52 home ERA in 17 starts.
New York is 88-68 on the season and 40-40 on the road, while Toronto enters at 72-83 and 41-39 at home. The Blue Jays have won six of the last 10 meetings and the over-under is 3-6-1 in those games.
On Saturday, the Yankees claimed a 5-1 victory as Sonny Gray earned one earned run and struck out four over six innings to earn the win. Greg Bird led the offense with a three-run homer, while Todd Frazier added a solo home run. Teoscar Hernandez hit a solo home run for the Blue Jays, while Justin Smoak was 2-for-3 with a walk. Joe Biagini took the loss as he gave up three earned runs in five innings.
Bet on Yankees vs. Blue Jays
The Yankees almost assuredly won't catch the Red Sox for the AL East title, but they have clinched the first AL Wild Card spot regardless. Stroman is the better pitcher here and ending his season in fine fashion. Garcia has a high groundball rate, but Toronto has a few power hitters who could cause him a lot of trouble.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO BLUE JAYS