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Yanks’ Tanaka has had Blue Jays’ Number

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Don’t try telling Masahiro Tanaka about the potent offense the Toronto Blue Jays feature because he’s not buying any of it. The righty has been dominant versus the Jays during his young career and is slated to get the ball when the New York Yankees open a three-game set north of the border Tuesday evening.

Shark Bites
  • Josh Donaldson has gone 1 for 13 in his career versus Tanaka.
  • The visiting team is 1-3 SU in the last four games in this matchup.
  • The total has gone UNDER in three of the last four meetings between these two teams.

At online book Bovada, Tanaka and the Yanks are presently even money while the Jays are -120. The total has been tabbed at 8.5 with OVER at -110 and UNDER presently -120.

In seven career starts versus the Jays, Tanaka has posted a record of 5-2 and sports a 2.23 ERA and 0.9 WHIP over 44 1/3 innings of work. Four of those starts came last season where he posted a 2-2 record, 2.42 ERA and 0.85 WHIP.

The 27-year-old went 5 2/3 innings in his first start of the season versus the Houston Astros back on April 5. He allowed a pair of runs and fanned four batters in a no-decision.

Countering for the Jays is expected to be Aaron Sanchez. The 23-year-old went seven strong innings while allowing five hits and one earned run in a 3-2 defeat to the Tampa Bay Rays in his first start. He struck out eight hitters and didn’t walk anyone in the no-decision.

The Jays performed very well down the stretch versus the Yankees last season, winning six of the final eight meetings between the two teams.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Toronto Blue Jays as -108 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.8-3.3 result in favor of the Yankees. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Toronto (3-4) will face the 3-2 Yankees in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs New York injuries news.

This game puts the Toronto Blue Jays, most recently No. 4 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the New York Yankees, who rate a No. 17 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Toronto Blue Jays No. 18 ranked offense (4.14 runs per game) against a New York Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 20 at 4.8 runs allowed per game. The Toronto Blue Jays have been averaging 7.43 hits per game, less than the New York Yankees have managed so far this season (10 hits on average).

Toronto owns the No. 14 defense, allowing 4.14 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's No. 20-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York got the job done in their last match in a 8-4 victory over Detroit on Saturday at Comerica Park behind starter C Sabathia.

M Estrada silenced the Red Sox bats in a 3-0 victory last time out versus Boston at Rogers Centre.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
  • Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 8 games at home
  • Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing NY Yankees
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Toronto's last 14 games when playing NY Yankees

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Toronto, Wednesday, April 13th