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MLB BASEBALL

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees

The Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Yankee Stadium.

The Blue Jays will give the ball to starter JA Happ in this one. Lefthander Happ is 3-2 this season with a 4.93 ERA.

Happ's opponent in this one will be Andy Pettitte. The Yankees lefthander has a 4.39 ERA to go along with a 8-9 record this season.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -118 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Toronto has lost 4 straight games.
New York has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Toronto: 57-70 SU
New York: 67-59 SU

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

New York most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Toronto
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
NY Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games

Next up:
Toronto at Houston, Friday, August 23
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay, Friday, August 23