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MLB Game Preview - Yankees underdogs vs Blue Jays at Toronto

New York YankeesToronto Blue Jays
April 21, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds


Toronto will look to improve on its 7-11 record when take on New York, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Sunday.

New York puts its faith in starter Ivan Nova to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-1. Getting the ball for the Blue Jays is Josh Johnson, who owns a 0-1 record on the season with a 6.91 ERA.

View NY Yankees vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Blue Jays in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -138 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Blue Jays - Yankees odds would favor the Yankees if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 7 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 2 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Toronto's American League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.6 runs per game, against a Yankees offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.2 runs per game in the league. The Blue Jays have averaged 7.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Yankees hitters have managed (9.5 per nine innings).

Defensively, New York features the American League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the American League at home, scoring 3.2 runs per game.

The Yankees were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -107 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York won a close affair on Saturday in their last outing, defeating Toronto 5-3 in extra innings at Rogers Centre.

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

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

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

Next up:
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay, Monday, April 22
Toronto at Baltimore, Monday, April 22