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April 29, 7:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Odds

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The Yankees get a visit from the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

It's a pitching duel between Freddy Garcia for the Yankees (1-0 on the year) and Ricky Romero for Toronto (1-3 so far).

View Toronto vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Blue Jays listed as underdogs of +-160 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 1-ranked Yankees and the American League No. 7-rated Blue Jays in this matchup.


How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the American League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Blue Jays average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.

New York owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 7-rated defense.

The Blue Jays were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +129 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Toronto looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rangers, a 5-2 final on Thursday in support of Brandon Morrow at Rangers Ballpark.

New York was a 12-3 winner in its last match at home against the White Sox. They won as -200 favorites, while the total score of 15 made winners of OVER bettors. The Yankees enjoyed a 12-3 victory at the expense of the White Sox on Thursday, with C.C. Sabathia throwing 7 innings of 7-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Chi White Sox are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Blue Jays at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 8 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Yankees' last 10 games when playing Toronto
NY Yankees are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games

Next up:
Toronto at NY Yankees, Saturday, April 30