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Blue Jays open as moneyline underdog vs Yankees

Toronto Blue JaysNew York Yankees
May 17, 7:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Odds

17-24TEAM RECORD25-16

New York will look to improve on its 25-16 record when take on Toronto, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Friday.

It's a pitching duel between Hiroki Kuroda for the Yankees (5-2 on the year) and Mark Buehrle for Toronto (1-2 so far).

View Toronto vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Blue Jays listed as underdogs of +-145 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Yankees rated this week at No. 6 and the Blue Jays sitting at No. 10.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 11 ranked American League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the American League at 5.1 runs allowed per game. The Yankees have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, more than the Blue Jays have managed so far this season (8.2 hits on average).

Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the American League at home, scoring 3.6 runs per game.

The Blue Jays were a 11-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +108 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. Toronto rolled to a 11-3 win against San Francisco on Wednesday, as Ramon Ortiz and the Blue Jays' bats led the team to victory at Rogers Centre.

Last time out for New York, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Mariners at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Mariners at +177 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York suffered a 3-2 loss against Seattle on Thursday, as Andy Pettitte wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Yankee Stadium.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Blue Jays at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 11 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games on the road
Toronto is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
NY Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Yankees' last 11 games
NY Yankees are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games

Next up:
Toronto at NY Yankees, Saturday, May 18