The New York Yankees (3-2) are 7-4 in the last 11 games that Gerrit Cole has started ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays (3-2). Cole and the Yankees will try to get the job done as a Blue Jays vs Yankees prediction in the third game of this four-game series in New York.
Blue Jays vs Yankees Odds & Analysis
The Yankees opened as -125 favorites before heavy betting action on them as the more popular Blue Jays vs Yankees prediction drove the line up to New York -163. Toronto is going off as a +153 road underdog and the total is set at 8 runs after opening at 8.5 runs in this AL East matchup. The UNDER is 10-2 in Toronto’s last 12 road games against the Yankees.
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Jose Berrios recorded only one out in his season-opening start for the Blue Jays, giving up three hits, two walks and four earned runs. The 27-year-old carries a bloated 108.00 ERA and a 15.00 WHIP into his second start. Berrios was effective in 12 starts for the Blue Jays last year with a 3.58 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.
Gerrit Cole’s 2022 debut wasn’t as bad as Berrios’ was, but it wasn’t an impressive outing either, with three earned runs in four innings pitched leaving him with a 6.75 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP out of the gate. Cole owns a 3.33 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP in nine career starts against Toronto.
George Springer Off To A Hot Start For The Blue Jays
The Blue Jays had a rare off-night on offense with only five hits in their 4-0 setback to the Yankees on Tuesday night. The shutout loss came one night after the Jays had a shutout win go their way in a 3-0 series opener over New York.
George Springer was responsible for two of Toronto’s five hits on Tuesday night as he picked up his fourth straight multi-hit game. Springer had a disappointing debut season in an injury-shortened campaign for the Blue Jays last year, but he’s off to a blistering start in 2022 with a .409 batting average, five runs, two home runs and four RBIs.
New York Hoping To Build On Momentum Against Toronto
The bottom half of the lineup got the job done for the Yankees in their win over the Blue Jays on Tuesday. DJ LeMahieu in the fifth spot and Gleyber Torres in the sixth spot each had two hits while Aaron Hicks hit a two-run homer out of the seventh spot.
New York entered Tuesday night’s game with a 2-6 record in its previous eight games against Toronto. In what figures to be a tight division race this season for the AL East’s top spot, the Yankees will likely need to have better head-to-head results against the Blue Jays to come out on top. Bettors taking New York as their Blue Jays vs Yankees prediction will be hoping Tuesday’s win was a sign of things to come on Wednesday.
Blue Jays vs Yankees Pick & Insights
Blue Jays: Keys To Victory
Jose Berrios is a far better pitcher than his performance last week against the Texas Rangers would indicate. The Blue Jays are going to face an uphill battle in this matchup going up against New York ace Gerrit Cole on the road, so Berrios bouncing back with a solid outing will be key to making this a competitive game and a potential Blue Jays vs Yankees prediction upset.
Yankees: Keys To Victory
New York’s offense hasn’t been doing much damage this season, averaging only 2.75 runs per game over the team’s last four games. That could change on Wednesday, but the Yankees’ clearest path to victory as a Blue Jays vs Yankees pick would be through Gerrit Cole and the bullpen leading the way.
Odds Shark’s Computer Blue Jays vs Yankees Prediction: Yankees -163
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