Yankees vs. Blue Jays Odds & Pick 5/3/22

by | May 3, 2022 | mlb

New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Tuesday, May 3rd, 07:07 ET
Location: Rogers Centre
TV: MLBN (out-of-market only)
Money Line: Yankees +113 / Blue Jays -135 (Get Better MLB Lines >>>)
Total Line: 8

STARTING PITCHING

New York: Jameson Taillon (1-1, 3.26)
Toronto: Alek Manoah (4-0, 1.44)

Yankees Projected Lineup

RF Joey Gallo
SS Isiah Kiner-Falefa
3B Josh Donaldson
3B DJ LeMahieu
C Kyle Higashioka
1B Anthony Rizzo
RF Giancarlo Stanton
CF Aaron Hicks
RF Aaron Judge

Blue Jays Projected Lineup

C Alejandro Kirk
RF Raimel Tapia
C Zack Collins
3B Matt Chapman
2B Santiago Espinal
1B Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
LF Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
CF George Springer
SS Bo Bichette

STRAIGHT UP/ OVER/UNDER / RUN LINE RECORDS

New York Yankees: 17-6-0 SU / OU 9-14-0 / Run Line W/L 14-9-0
Toronto Blue Jays: 15-9-0 SU / OU 8-16-0 / Run Line W/L 10-14-0

The Toronto Blue Jays host the New York Yankees on Tuesday, May 3rd at Rogers Centre. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 07:07 ET. The MLB Odds Board places Toronto as the favorite (-135), with an OU line set at 8.

Recent Form

The Yankees head into today’s matchup after picking up a close win over the Toronto by the score of 3-2. Heading into this game, New York was the betting underdogs with a moneyline of -120.0. Through 23 games as the favorite, the team has won at a rate of 74.0%. On offense, New York’s lineup put together a total of 7 hits, while the pitching staff allowed 2 runs on 9 hits. Combined, the Yankees and Jays fell short of the over-under betting line of 8.5 runs. So far, New York has been a good candidate to fall below the betting lines, as their over-under record sits at just 9-14-0.

The Yankees will look to continue their strong play, as they are 5-0 over their last five contests. Over this stretch, the team has a positive run differential at 21. A key to their recent success has been an offense averaging 6.8 runs per game compared to their season average of 4.74. So far, New York has won over half of their 8 series played, going 6-1-1.

In their last game, the Blue Jays suffered a 1 run loss to the NY Yankees by a score of 3-2. For the game, Toronto’s staff gave up 3 runs on 7 hits, while on offense, Toronto came up with 9 hits leading to 2 runs. On the season, Toronto’s over-under record is just 8-16-0.

In their last 5 games, the Blue Jays have put together a record of 3-2. Toronto has managed to play above .500 baseball, despite their last 5 scoring margin sitting at -2. Offensively, Toronto’s lineup is averaging 3.0 runs per game over their last 5 contests. For the season, the team comes in with a per-game average of 3.92. On the season, Toronto has won more than half of their series, going 6-1-1.

Pitching Matchup

For the Yankees, Jameson Taillon gets the start. So far, he has put together a record of 1-1. To date, Taillon has an ERA of 3.26 while lasting an average of 4.78 innings per appearance. Teams are batting 0.289 against Taillon while, averaging 1.4 homers per 9 pitched. Up to this point, Taillon’s has a strikeout percentage of 21.0% and a per 9 average of 8.0. Leading into the game, he has shown a strong command of his pitches, averaging just 0.5 walks per contest.

For the Blue Jays, Alek Manoah gets the start. So far, he has put together a record of 4-0. Heading into his matchup vs New York, Manoah has a strong ERA, sitting at just 1.44. This has come while averaging 6.25 innings per appearance. On the season, opposing team’s have put together a batting average of 0.17 against Manoah. In addition, teams are hitting home runs at a below-average at a rate against him. So far, he has an HR/9 figure of just 0.72. A strength of Alek Manoah’s game is his ability to generate swings and misses, striking out batters at a rate of 25.8%. Throughout the season, his strong command has led to an average of just 1.75 walks per contest.

New York vs Toronto History

So far, the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees have met up 5 times, with New York leading the season series, 3-2. Through 5 games, the series’ over-under record is 1-4, with the average run total sitting at 7.74 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 2.6 runs. Dating back to last season, the Toronto picked up 11 wins compared to 8, taking the season series. In these 18 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 6-12. Last year, New York and Toronto averaged 7.74 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 2.79 runs per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games at home

New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Prediction

In this matchup, look for the Blue Jays to pick up the win, as they have the clear advantage on the mound. Look for the Blue Jays lineup get to Jameson Taillon early and often.

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