Yankees visit Toronto Blue Jays in MLB clash
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds
A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting New York duelling Toronto on Thursday at Rogers Centre.
Toronto sends Drew Hutchison out against Philip Hughes for the Yankees in this game. Hutchison is 2-1 with a 5.53 ERA on the season, while Hughes is 3-4 on the year and has a 5.50 ERA.
Sportsbooks had installed the Blue Jays as -101 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 10 before betting started to move the line.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 4-ranked Blue Jays and the American League No. 2-rated Yankees in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Toronto has the American League's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Yankees average 9.2 hits per game, good for No. 3 on the American League list.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
New York lost its last outing, an 8-1 result against the Blue Jays on May 16. Bettors who backed the Blue Jays at +113 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Yankees were saddled with a loss last time out in Hiroki Kuroda's start, as they lost 8-1 against Toronto on Wednesday at Rogers Centre.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-4
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Yankees at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto
NY Yankees are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Toronto's last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
NY Yankees home to Cincinnati, Friday, May 18
Toronto home to NY Mets, Friday, May 18