MLB Odds Preview on Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees
With enough games to play for changes atop the divisions to happen, MLB betting fans don’t really want to put too much emphasis on a single series. That said, you cannot ignore the importance of the Toronto Blue Jays heading into New York to face the Yankees over the next few days. The Jays hold a 1.5 game lead atop the AL East, and know that a win in this series might be enough for them to put a real stranglehold on the division title. The first of the 4 games will be played on Thursday night.
An In Depth Report on the MLB Odds Preview on Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees & Game Info
Date/Time: Thursday, September 10, 2015 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York City
Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280 (Sp.)
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 9, 2015
The Blue Jays (79-59) have been on a tear that started right after the trade deadline, and which shows no sign of slowing down. Heading into the end of July, the Jays were 6 games back of the Yankees in the division, but have since become almost unbeatable. The trades they made have turned this team around, and they now seem to finally have the pitching and defense to match their explosive offense. This is a team that can beat you in a number of different ways, and it is that which makes them such a threat heading into the postseason.
They have struggled a little in their current series with the much improved Boston Red Sox, losing the opening game, and needing extra innings to win the second. David Price (14-5, 2.43 ERA) has compiled a 5-1 record in his 7 starts with the Jays since coming over from Detroit.
The chances of the Yankees (77-60) winning the division were reduced somewhat with the announcement that Nathan Eovaldi is about to be shut down for the remainder of the regular season. Eovaldi has been far and away the best pitcher on the Yankees staff this season, and they are sure to miss the 4 or 5 starts that he would likely have had the rest of the way. This news is on top of the injury that is likely to keep Mark Texeira out of the line-up for the stretch run, too.
The Yankees have overcome a lot of obstacles this season, and there is no reason to believe that they won’t find a way around these ones. Luis Severino (3-2, 2.04 ERA) is coming into this start on a 3-game winning streak.
Key Betting Trends
- NY Yankees is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
- Toronto is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
- Toronto is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games on the road
- The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto’s last 10 games on the road
Consider This Before Placing Your Bet
The most runs (3) that Severino has given up in his 6 starts with the Yankees came against the Toronto Blue Jays. A similar performance will likely result in a loss for the Yankees, especially with Price on the mound for Toronto.