Jays, Yankees continue AL East series
The New York Yankees are slated to send CC Sabathia to the mound on Saturday afternoon as they continue their home MLB betting series against the division-rival Toronto Blue Jays.
Sabathia failed to pay off on the MLB odds in his most recent trip to the mound, giving up five runs over seven innings in his team's 5-1 loss to the Rays. The lefthander has managed to strike out 32 batters over 35 innings of work so far this year.
The Yankees will turn to CC Sabathia and his 3-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Blue Jays send JA Happ (2-1) to the hill.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Yankees rated this week at No. 1 and the Blue Jays sitting at No. 12.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 5 ranked American League offense (4.7 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 8.7 hits per game, more than the Blue Jays have managed so far this season (7.5 hits on average).
Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the American League's No. 12-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.
Toronto lost its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Yankees on April 26. Bettors who backed the Yankees at -136 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Toronto looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 6-4 on Friday behind a start from Ivan Nova at Yankee Stadium.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Blue Jays at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 9 games at home
Toronto at NY Yankees, Sunday, April 28