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AJ Burnett out to silence Blue Jays bats in MLB contest

Toronto Blue JaysNew York Yankees
April 30, 4:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Odds

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New York will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Toronto Blue Jays pay a visit to Yankee Stadium.

New York hands the ball to starter AJ Burnett in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-1 mark on the year. Toronto counters with Kyle Drabek, who will try to quiet the fans and the Yankees bats at the same time.

View Toronto vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Yankees as -160 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Yankees at No. 1 in the American League and the Blue Jays at No. 7 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 1 ranked American League offense (5.6 runs per game) against a Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 7 in the American League at 4.3 runs allowed per game. The Yankees have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Blue Jays have managed so far this season (8.8 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the American League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Toronto was a 5-3 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Toronto at +123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Toronto got the job done in their last match in a 5-3 victory over New York on Friday at Yankee Stadium behind starter Ricky Romero.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few Blue Jays at Yankees trends to consider:
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 9 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Yankees' last 11 games when playing Toronto

Next up:
Toronto at NY Yankees, Sunday, May 1

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