Yankees finish up series in Toronto
The New York Yankees are expected to send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound on Thursday night as they close out their three-game MLB betting set against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Kuroda is 11-11 with a 3.13 ERA, and he's 4-2 with a 3.71 ERA over his seven career starts against the Blue Jays. The righthander faced the Blue Jays in Toronto on August 28, allowing five earned runs in five innings in that defeat.
Getting the ball for the Blue Jays is Todd Redmond, who owns a 3-2 record on the season with a 4.10 ERA.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Blue Jays and the league No. 22-ranked Yankees, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
New York won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Blue Jays on September 18. Bettors who backed the Yankees at -106 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Yankees grabbed a win last time out, defeating J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays 4-3 on Wednesday at Rogers Centre.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 9-rated offense, averaging 4.41 runs per game, against a Yankees defense that ranks No. 15 at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have averaged 8.58 hits per game so far, more than Yankees batters have averaged on the year (8.24 hits per game).
Defensively, New York features the No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.03 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 at home, scoring 4.61 runs per game.
A few Yankees at Blue Jays trends to consider:
NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
NY Yankees is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees's last 8 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
Toronto is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
New York at San Francisco, Friday, September 20th
Toronto at Boston, Friday, September 20th