Moneyline favors Yankees in battle with Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Odds
The Yankees get a visit from the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
Mark Buehrle, with a record of 1-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Blue Jays, while the Yankees trot Hiroki Kuroda to the mound in this one. He is 2-1 so far in 2013.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Blue Jays listed as underdogs of +-144 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The Yankees sit at No. 1 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Jays sit at an American League No. 12 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, New York owns the No. 4 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.8 per game. By contrast, the Blue Jays are rated No. 14 in the same category at 7.4 per game.
Defensively, Toronto features the American League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.9 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 3.4 runs per game.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -127 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Blue Jays beat Baltimore in extra innings, earning a 6-5 victory at Camden Yards in MLB wagering action.
Last time out for New York, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -136 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New York got a 10-strikeout performance from Andy Pettitte but couldn't turn it into a win, suffering a 3-0 loss at the hands of Tampa Bay on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
A few Blue Jays at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home
NY Yankees are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Yankees' last 12 games
NY Yankees are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games at home
Toronto at NY Yankees, Friday, April 26