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Blue Jays Continue to Strikeout at Impressive Pace

The Blue Jays will take on Michael Pineda and the New York Yankees tonight, a day after they had the bats taken out of their hands by rookie Chad Green. If the Bronx Bombers continue to beat up on teams in their division, they have a shot to make it to the postseason.

  • Every batter in Toronto’s lineup struck out at least once Monday night.
  • The Yankees are 5-1 on the runline in their last six games.
  • The Blue Jays are 9-3 in their last 12 games at Yankee Stadium.

Pineda has been incredibly streaky this year and seems to be in a funk. He has given up four or more runs in four of his last seven games and has an ERA this season of 5.07. The big righty has only pitched once against the Jays this year and hurled 6.0 innings of three-run baseball but has an opportunity to take advantage of a Toronto team that has become hack-happy.

Marco Estrada gets the rock for the Jays tonight as he continues to be one of the most consistent starters in the majors. He has not given up more than three runs since mid-May and owns an ERA under three. In his two starts against the Yanks this year, Estrada is 2-0 with an ERA of 1.80.

The Jays have been striking out at an alarming rate and Pineda is one of the premier strikeout specialists in the league. The Dominican hurler makes for a strong play in big DFS tournaments tonight.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

New York was a 115 moneyline underdog earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.3-2.8 win for the Yankees on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York (61-57) will face the 67-52 Blue Jays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Toronto injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the New York Yankees rated this week at No. 19 and the Toronto Blue Jays sitting at No. 8.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Toronto Blue Jays rank No. 23 at 8.37 hits per game. That compares with the New York Yankees No. 22 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Toronto owns the No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.75 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chad Green shut down the Blue Jays in their last game, striking out 11 in a 1-0 shutout over Toronto in baseball action at Yankee Stadium.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto at New York, Wednesday, August 17th