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Toronto sends R.A. Dickey vs Andy Pettitte in Blue Jays vs Yankees game


New York Yankees

Toronto Blue Jays
79-71 September 17, 2013, 07:07 PM | Rogers Centre 68-81



A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting New York duelling Toronto on Tuesday at Rogers Centre.

New York puts its faith in starter Andy Pettitte to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 10-9. Getting the ball for the Blue Jays is R.A. Dickey, who owns a 12-12 record on the season with a 4.36 ERA.

View New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Blue Jays in this matchup found them as -118 Favorite on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

The Blue Jays - Yankees odds would favor the Blue Jays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 11 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 22.

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Last time out for New York, they were a 9-2 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -156 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Yankees were saddled with a loss last time out in Ivan Nova's start, as they lost 9-2 against Boston on Sunday at Fenway Park.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Orioles at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -117 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Toronto didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to Baltimore on Sunday at Rogers Centre.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Toronto and its No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.44 runs per nine innings, against the No. 15 lineup of the Yankees at 4.13 runs per outing.

Defensively, New York features the No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.07 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 at home, scoring 4.67 runs per game.

A few Yankees at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Yankees's last 15 games
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games


Next up:
New York at Toronto, Wednesday, September 18th