Blue Jays vs. Yankees Odds & ML Play 8/20/22

by | Aug 20, 2022 | mlb

Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees
Date: Saturday August 20th, 01:05 ET
Location: Yankee Stadium
TV: YES
Money Line: Blue Jays +148 / Yankees -180 (BAS - Offers Reduced Odds! Save $$$!)
Total Line: 8.0

STARTING PITCHING

Toronto: Mitch White (1-2, 3.7)
New York: Gerrit Cole (9-5, 3.3)

Blue Jays Projected Lineup

Matt Chapman 3B
Santiago Espinal 2B
Teoscar Hern√°ndez RF
Bo Bichette SS
Raimel Tapia LF
Alejandro Kirk C
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. LF
George Springer CF
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B
Mitch White P

Yankees Projected Lineup

Jose Trevino C
Estevan Florial CF
Andrew Benintendi LF
Gleyber Torres 2B
Aaron Judge RF
Josh Donaldson 3B
Isiah Kiner-Falefa SS
Anthony Rizzo 1B
DJ LeMahieu 2B
Gerrit Cole P

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

Toronto Blue Jays: 64-54-0 SU / OU 61-56-1 / Run Line W/L 51-67-0
New York Yankees: 73-47-0 SU / OU 58-58-4 / Run Line W/L 52-68-0The New York Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday August 20th at Yankee Stadium. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 01:05 ET. The Bovada Odds Board places New York as the favorite (-180), with an OU line set at 7.5.

Recent Form

The Toronto Blue Jays come into today’s game looking for a repeat of last night’s 4-0 win over the Yankees. Going into the matchup, the Blue Jays had a moneyline of -110. Overall, Toronto scored their runs on 8 hits. Kevin Gausman had a strong outing, going 7 innings and giving up just 4 hits.

The New York Yankees will be looking to bounce back from a rough offensive showing vs Toronto, as they did not score a run, while coming up with just 4 hits. Starter Jameson Taillon kept them in reach, giving up just 3 runs, while striking out 5. The Yankees have now won just 2 of their last 10 games.

Pitching Matchup

Mitch White gets the start for the Blue Jays, with an overall record of 1-2. So far, White has put together an ERA of 3.7. In his appearances leading up to today, he has lasted an average of 3.73 innings. White comes into the game with a batting average allowed of 0.237. So far, White has managed to keep the ball in the ballpark, allowing just 0.96 home runs per 9 innings. White has accumulated a strikeout percentage of 20.0% and a per game average of 3.13. Command has been a problem for White, as he is giving up 3.05 walks per outing.

Gerrit Cole gets the start for the Yankees, with an overall record of 9-5. In his previous outings, Cole has lasted an average of 6.0 innings, putting together an ERA of just 3.3. Hits have been hard to come by against the right-hander, as his batting average allowed is just 0.209. This year, home runs have been an issue for Cole. So far, he has allowed 1.31 per 9 innings. On the season, Gerrit Cole has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 32.0%. This has led to an average of 7.67 K’s per game. For the season, he has struggled with command averaging 2.18 walks per outing.

Toronto vs New York History

For the season, the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees will be playing their 15th game of the season. New York holds the edge in the series at 8-6. The over-under record in this series sits at 7-7. The average run total in these games is 7.74 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 3.57 runs. Going back to last year, Toronto won the season series, 11 games to 8. In these 19 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 6-12. Last year, the Blue Jays and Yankees averaged 7.74 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 2.79 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

  • Blue Jays are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
  • Blue Jays are 35-17 in their last 52 Saturday games.
  • Yankees are 5-2 in their last 7 games after losing the first 2 games of a series.

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Prediction

Despite their recent slump, the New York Yankees are still the favorite to pick up the win over Toronto. Luckily, the Yankees might not need a lot of offense with Gerrit Cole on the mound. Cole has given up just 1 run over his last 2 games (13 innings). I like the Yankees to come up the win and recommend taking them on the moneyline.

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