Dickey vs. Yankees Wednesday matchup
Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is scheduled to pitch for the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night as they continue their road MLB betting series against the New York Yankees.
Dickey is just 9-11 with a 4.49 ERA on the season, but in his career against the Yankees he's 3-2 with a 3.25 ERA over his 11 appearances. The Blue Jays have been tagged with a loss in five of the righthander's last eight trips to the mound.
The Yankees trot Adam Warren to the mound in this one; he is 0-0 so far in 2013.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Blue Jays listed as underdogs of +-124 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for updates at 5Dimes.
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.
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. 13 in the American League at 4.8 runs allowed per game. The Yankees have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Blue Jays have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Blue Jays own the American League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.
The Blue Jays were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -132 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Blue Jays were saddled with a loss last time out in Mark Buehrle's start, as they lost 3-2 against New York on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
A few Blue Jays at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games on the road
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
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 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
Toronto at NY Yankees, Thursday, August 22