Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees, Odds, Pick & Betting Preview

Posted by D.Zamzack on Monday,May 1, 2017 5:14, EDT in

The Toronto Blue Jays will look to continue their climb out of the AL East cellar when they take on the New York Yankees in an intriguing divisional series set to begin on Monday.  The Blue Jays (8-17) are coming off their first series win, and winning consecutively for the first time this season, while New York had its four-game winning streak napped on Sunday after a 7-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. So let’s review the MLB odds for the second of this three game series, which is set for this Tuesday evening at the Yankee Stadium.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees, Odds, Pick & Betting Preview

Toronto Blue Jays (8-17) at New York Yankees (15-8)

When: Tuesday, May 2 at 7:05 PM ET
Where: Yankee Stadium
TV: MLBN, YES
MLB Money Line: Yankees -145

Why Bet The Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays look like a good bet in this matchup seeing a how they’ve won two straight and three of their last six games overall. The Jays have given up just one run in each of their lat two games and will hand the ball to right-hander Mat Latos (0-0, 3.27 ERA, 5K) in this affair. Latos tossed six scoreless innings in his second start of the season against St. Louis in his last start while limiting the Cards to just three hits.

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Why Bet The New York Yankees

The best reason to back the Yankees in this contest is that they’re playing solid baseball coming into this contest. Despite having their four-game winning streak snapped in their 7-4 loss to Baltimore on Sunday, New York had won four straight and six of their previous eight games.

The Yankees will hand the ball to veteran right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (3-1, 4.20 ERA, 22K) and that’s a good thing after Tanaka tossed a complete game shutout against Boston in his last start while limiting the BoSox to just three hits and no walks while striking out three in the 97-pitch outing.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The New York Yankees are the easy pick to get the win at home with Masahiro Tanaka on the mound in this matchup. The Blue Jays are an awful 3-10 in their last 13 road games against a right-handed starter and 2-7 in their last 9 games against a team with a winning record.

Conversely, the Yankees are 8-1 in their last 9 games against their AL East division rivals, 4-1 in their last 5 games against a right-handed starter and 20-8 in their last 28 home games against a right-handed starter.

Last but not least, the Yankees are also 35-16 in their last 51 home games, 21-5 in Tanaka’s last 26 starts against a team with a losing record and 16-5 in Tanaka’s last 21 home starts against a team with a losing record.

My final score prediction is NY Yankees 6 Toronto 2