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Toronto Blue JaysNew York Yankees
Aug 22, 1:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Odds

57-70TEAM RECORD67-59

The Toronto Blue Jays will look to grab a road win when they take on the Yankees in New York at Yankee Stadium on Thursday in baseball odds action.

Andy Pettitte will take the mound for New York, and he'll carry a 8-9 record into the contest. JA Happ gets the ball for Toronto; he's 3-2 so far this season.

View Toronto vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Yankees were listed as -174 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 9.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Yankees, most recently No. 11 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Blue Jays, who rate an American League No. 10 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 10 ranked American League offense (4 runs per game) against a Blue Jays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the American League at 4.8 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 (8.6 hits on average).

New York owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Toronto's American League No. 14-rated defense.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -118 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Blue Jays were saddled with a loss last time out in R.A. Dickey 's start, as they lost 4-2 against New York on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
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 UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Toronto
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 at home
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games

Next up:
Toronto at Houston, Friday, August 23
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay, Friday, August 23

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