New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Odds Preview
Last season proved to be a bit of a strange one in the AL East, as it appeared for a while that no-one really wanted to win it. This was especially true in the first half of the season, with each team spending a day or two at the top before turning it over again. Things eventually sorted themselves out in the second half, with the division turning into a 2-horse race between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays. It was the team from the north of the border who eventually prevailed, thanks in large part to an offense that was totally unstoppable at times. I think we can expect another great MLB betting lines battle in the East this season, especially if the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays can live up to expectations. Winning regularly against division rivals may be the key to winning the East, which is why this series between the Yankees and Blue Jays is a big one, even at this very early stage of the season. The 3rd and final game of the series goes on Thursday, and you can wager on it at MyBookie.ag.
How To Bet The Yankees Vs Blue Jays MLB Odds, TV & Game Info
When: Thursday, April 14 at 7:07 PM EST
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto
Starting Pitchers: Yankees: Nathan Eovaldi (0-0) Vs Blue Jays: Marcus Stroman (1-0)
TV: YES Network, SNET-1
Radio: Yankees and Blue Jays
Live Stream: SNET
MLB Odds: TBA
Why bet on the New York Yankees
The Yankees (4-2) were one of the surprise teams of the year last season, but what was even more surprising was that they stayed pretty quiet during the offseason. They seem to believe that they have what it takes to challenge again in the East, and the offense that they have been putting up so far seems to suggest that may be the case. The biggest question mark, as always, for the Yankees is how their veterans will hold up. They have a number of guys who are getting up there in years, and you have to wonder how they will fare over the long haul. The Yankees won the first game in this series, and need to keep winning in order to keep pace with the red hot Baltimore Orioles. Nathan Eovaldi (0-0, 9.00 ERA) will start for the Yankees on Thursday.
Why bet on the Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays (3-5) entered last season with some pretty big expectations heaped upon them, but ended up stumbling out of the gate. The same appears to be happening this year, and there are some concerns about the offensive numbers, which are not anywhere near the huge stats posted last season. The Blue Jays need to get those bats rolling if they are to challenge, as there are some definite question marks about their starting rotation, although they did manage to beef up the bullpen a little. Marcus Stroman (1-0, 5.40 ERA) will start on Thursday, and the Jays hope he can stay healthy all season long.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Despite the rather sluggish start to the season by Toronto, I still believe it will be these two teams vying for top spot at the end of the season. The Yankees have the edge right now, though, and I like them to win this one.
Final Score Prediction: New York Yankees 5 Toronto Blue Jays 3