Yankees visit Toronto Blue Jays in MLB clash
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds
New York pays a visit to Toronto on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Blue Jays bats in baseball action at Rogers Centre.
New York puts its faith in starter Philip Hughes to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-13. Getting the ball for the Blue Jays is JA Happ, who owns a 4-6 record on the season with a 5.15 ERA.
Sportsbooks such as $CARBON-LINK$ had set the Blue Jays as -116 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at $BODOG-LINK$.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 10-ranked Blue Jays and the American League No. 11-rated Yankees in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 8-rated American League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Yankees defense that ranks No. 8 in the American League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have averaged 8.6 hits per game so far, more than Yankees batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Toronto has the American League's No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
The Yankees were a 2-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +107 on the moneyline, while the total score (2) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Yankees were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Toronto staff and losing 2-0 to the Blue Jays on Tuesday at Rogers Centre.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few Yankees at Blue Jays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 7 games when playing Toronto
NY Yankees are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Yankees' last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
Toronto is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
NY Yankees at Toronto, Thursday, September 19