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MLB Game Preview - Blue Jays underdogs vs Yankees at New York

Toronto Blue JaysNew York Yankees
May 1, 1:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays will look to grab a road win when they take on the Yankees in New York at Yankee Stadium on Sunday in baseball odds action.

Jesse Litsch, with a record of 2-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Blue Jays, while the Yankees trot Ivan Nova to the mound in this one. He is 1-1 so far in 2011.

View Toronto vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-150 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 10 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Yankees, most recently No. 1 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Blue Jays, who rate an American League No. 7 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's American League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.6 runs per game, against a Blue Jays offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.6 runs per game in the league. The Yankees have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Blue Jays hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

Toronto brings the American League's No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees' league No. 5-ranked defense.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Yankees on April 30. Bettors who backed the Yankees at -150 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Toronto suffered a 5-4 loss against New York on Saturday, as Kyle Drabek wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Yankee Stadium.

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Blue Jays at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 12 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 10 games when playing at home against Toronto
NY Yankees are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
NY Yankees are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games at home

Next up:
Toronto at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, May 3
NY Yankees at Detroit, Monday, May 2