Odds, Picks and Predictions
- The Toronto Blue Jays are 68-85 against the run line this season.
- The New York Yankees are 67-85 against the run line this year.
- The Yankees have a league-worst 31-43 against the run line when playing on the road.
- The Blue Jays are 29-46 against the run line when playing at their home field.
The Toronto Blue Jays (86-67) will host the New York Yankees (94-58) for the first of a three-game series. New York is in the midst of a winning streak, and they are on the verge of wrapping up the AL East. The Blue Jays can keep their division hopes alive with a strong series against the Yankees.
This projects to be an exciting AL East matchup between New York and Toronto. The Blue Jays most recently split a four-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays in Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, the Yankees pulled off a four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox at home.
The Yankees will look to carry their momentum into Toronto against the Blue Jays on Monday.
The first pitch is scheduled for 7:07 PM EST on Friday, September 26th, at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.
New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Odds
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New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview
New York Yankees Preview
The Yankees come into this game playing an impressive brand of baseball. They have now won seven games in a row following their rain-shortened 2-0 victory on Sunday. The Yankees are getting hot at the right time as the playoffs are right around the corner.
New York is also getting healthy. Anthony Rizzo, Luis Severino, and Harrison Bader are notable names who recently returned from injury. Each of them have helped the Yankees during their winning streak.
This is a complete team. Injuries have left concerns about their bullpen, but the relief core has been good as of late. The pitching has excelled for the most part in 2022, and the offense is one of the better lineups in baseball.
The Yankees offense ranks 17th in batting average, fourth in OBP, third in slugging percentage, second in runs scored, and first in home runs. Pitching-wise, the Yankees are third in team ERA, third in WHIP, seventh in home runs allowed, and third in batting average against.
The main storyline surrounding the ball club over the past week is Aaron Judge’s 61 home run pursuit. The slugger has been stuck at 60 homers over the past few games, and everyone is wondering when he will reach 61. There is a good chance he gets the job done in Toronto.
The Yankees will send Luis Severino (6-3, 3.36) to the mound on Monday. Severino has been effective despite dealing with injuries this season. New York is hopeful he can contain Toronto’s potent lineup to open this series.
Toronto Blue Jays Preview
The Blue Jays enter this contest in the midst of a mediocre stretch. They lead the AL Wild Card standings but are just 5-5 during the course of their last five games. Toronto will look to find more consistency this week, beginning with their home series against New York.
They would have loved to garner more separation from the Rays over the weekend. But the Jays ultimately split their series with them. It was not the worst-case scenario, but they are going to have work to do over the next week in order to clinch the No. 1 Wild Card spot.
On the season, the Blue Jays are first in batting average, third in OBP, fourth in slugging percentage, sixth in runs scored, and ninth in home runs. On the pitching side of the question, they are 18th in team ERA, 11th in WHIP, 24th in home runs allowed, and 21st in batting average against.
The Blue Jays also have no shortage of talent. But their rotation and bullpen have questions and concerns.
They will need to find their pitching prowess if they want to make a serious run in the playoffs. Teams that rely purely on offense tend to struggle in October, given the amount of great pitching they face.
The Blue Jays will roll with Kevin Gausman (12-10, 3.32) being the scheduled starter for Toronto on Monday. Gausman got off to a Cy Young caliber start to the season. Although he hasn’t continued to be dominant, Gausman is still enjoying a superb season.
Wandy Peralta and Frankie Montas were recently placed on the 15-day IL. The Yankees hope both can return for the playoffs, but only time will tell.
Montas had been struggling, so perhaps his ailment was holding him back.
Santiago Espinal was placed on the 10-day IL last week. Espinal is dealing with an oblique injury, and the Blue Jays undeniably miss his presence in the lineup.
New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Picks and Predictions
Which team should you roll with in this game? Can the Yankees get the job done on the road, or will the Blue Jays take care of business at home?
The Yankees are the team to beat despite the odds not yet being released for this game. New York’s recent winning streak has them in a prime position for success in this series.
Kevin Gausman is a quality pitcher who may turn in a solid performance on Monday. But in the end, I still like the Yankees’ chances of coming out on top. Their lineup is heating up, and the pitching has been effective.
In what promises to be a competitive NL East affair, go ahead and roll with the New York Yankees.