MLB Odds & Game Preview on NY Yankees at Toronto

Posted by Alex Murphy on August 14, 2015 in

Back in the early 1990’s, the Toronto Blue Jays had one of the best teams for baseball betting, as well as a fan base that packed out the SkyDome one a regular basis. It’ beginning to look like a case of what is old is new again as the Blue Jays and their fans are once again lighting up the league. The stadium that is now known as the Rogers Center is sure to be rocking this Sunday when the Jays finish up a crucial 3-game series with the New York Yankees.

A Look at the MLB Odds & Game Preview on NY Yankees at Toronto & TV Info

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015
Time: 1:07PM
Venue: Rogers Centre
Opening Line: Toronto -120

There was no team more active than the Toronto Blue Jays (64-52) at the trade deadline, and all those moves have reaped instant rewards. They are heading into the series against the Yankees on an 11-game win streak, which included a stunning sweep of New York at Yankee Stadium. That series seemed to set the tone for what was to come, which was a run that has seen them come from pretty far behind to take the lead in the AL East.

The one thing that really jumps out is how the defensive play of the Jays is now on more of a par with that stunning offense. The acquisition of David Price certainly helped, but the bullpen has also recovered after what was a pretty awful first half of the season. Drew Hutchison (11-2, 5.26 ERA) will start for the Jays, who have won each of the last 5 games that he has started.

Few teams look as fragile as the New York Yankees (62-51) do right now. This is the first time that they have been seriously tested all year, and they have been found wanting. The bats have gone cold at the worst possible time, as they managed only 6 runs through a 5-game losing streak. They did come back to life a little on Thursday, as they broke that streak by knocking off the Cleveland Indians 8-6. While that was a game that they would be expected to win, it should still serve as a confidence booster heading into this series. The Yankees are a half game back of the Jays right now, and it could be a whole lot worse if they cannot slow Toronto down this weekend. Luis Severino (0-1, 2.45 ERA) will make just his third start for the Yankees when he steps onto the mound on Sunday.

Key Betting Trends

NY Yankees is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games
NY Yankees is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
NY Yankees is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Toronto is 11-0-1 SU in its last 12 games
Toronto is 8-0-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Toronto is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Toronto is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Consider This Before Placing Your Bets

The Blue Jays simply don’t look as though they are going to lose right now. Confidence is high, and everyone in the line-up is doing their part. I think that all adds up to yet another win here.