Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Preview
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Yankees arrive at Rogers Centre on Saturday.
The Blue Jays will rely on Mark Buehrle to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Hiroki Kuroda will be his counterpart for the Yankees. Mark Buehrle is 1-0 this season, and Hiroki Kuroda is 2-1.
Toronto was a -111 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.5.
This game puts the Blue Jays, most recently No. 7 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Yankees, who rate an American League No. 2 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Toronto has the American League's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 7.5 hits per game. The Yankees average 9.4 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the American League list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.
The Yankees were a 9-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +113 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. The Yankees grabbed a win last time out, defeating Brandon Morrow and the Blue Jays 9-4 on Friday at Rogers Centre.
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 5-5
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Yankees at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 7 games on the road
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
NY Yankees at Toronto, Sunday, April 21