Last Updated May 03, 2022, 6:52 PM
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Picks, Predictions, Odds
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The New York Yankees (17-6) will take on the Toronto Blue Jays (15-9) for game two of a three-game series on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:07 PM ET at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario and can be viewed on MLB Network.
Blue Jays 4, Yankees 3
- Under 8 (-115) at BetMGM
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Predictions
The Yankees were able to score the go ahead run in the top of the ninth inning on Monday to win game one of the series 3-2. New York managed just seven hits on the day, but were able to bring home three runs. Starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery went 5.0 innings and gave up six hits and two runs. The other four pitchers used allowed three hits and zero runs. Right-handed pitcher Jameson Taillon is scheduled to take the mound on Tuesday. Taillon is 1-1 in four games this season with an ERA of 3.26 and has allowed 22 hits, seven earned runs, and struck out 17 batters in 19.1 innings of work.
I like the total to go under in this matchup. This will be a very competitive series with these being the top two teams of the AL East and runs will be tough to come by. In five meetings between these teams this season, the total has gone over Tuesday’s total of eight just one time. Backing the under as I expect the bullpens to dominate again in this one.
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New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds
- Yankees +105
- Blue Jays -130
- Yankees +1.5 (-190)
- Blue Jays -1.5 (+155)
- Over 8 (-105)
- Under 8 (-115)
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Resources
- Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
- Matchup: AL East
- Stadium: Rogers Centre
- Location: Toronto, Ontario
- TV-Time: MLBN - 7:07 p.m. ET
New York Yankees Betting Analysis
The Yankees have had a nice start to the season and have gone 17-6 SU, 14-9 ATS, and have an O/U record of 9-14. The total has gone over in six of New York’s last eight games. The Yankees have gone 6-1 in their last seven games on the road. Following this trend, the Yankees have gone 6-1 in their last seven games when playing on the road against Toronto.
New York has had solid offensive production this season. As a team they have a batting average of .247 (5th), on base percentage of .322 (8th), slugging percentage of .420 (2nd), and have scored 109 runs (3rd). Designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton has had a positive impact this season with a batting average of .256 (21-82), four home runs, and 14 RBIs. The first baseman Anthony Rizzo leads the team in RBIs with 21, alongside a batting average of .269 (21-78) and nine home runs.
The Yankees bullpen has performed well all season. As a team they are holding opponents to a batting average of .222 (18th), have an ERA of 2.69 (2nd), and have given up 67 runs (2nd). The right-hander Jameson Taillon is scheduled to take the mound on Tuesday. Taillon is 1-1 in four games this season with an ERA of 3.26 and has allowed 22 hits, seven earned runs, and struck out 17 batters in 19.1 innings of work. Taillon has pitched in one game against Toronto this season and gave up five hits, two runs, and struck out six batters in 5.0 innings.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Analysis
Toronto is playing excellent baseball this season and have gone 15-9 SU, 10-14 ATS, and have an O/U record of 7-16-1. The total has gone under in five of the Blue Jays last six games. Following this trend, the total has gone under in five of their last six games against the Yankees. Toronto is 12-5 SU in their last 17 games at home, but are just 1-6 SU in their last seven home games against New York.
The Blue Jays have a tough lineup for opposing pitchers. As a team they have a batting average of .245 (7th), on base percentage of .304 (19th), slugging percentage of .407 (5th), and have scored 94 runs (15th). Center fielder George Springer continues to hit the ball well with a batting average of .289 (24-83), six home runs, and 12 RBIs. The first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr has been a beast this season with a batting average of .275 (22-80), six home runs, and 16 RBIs.
Toronto’s bullpen has been pitching well lately, holding opposing teams to three runs or less in four of their last five. As a team they are allowing opponents a batting average of .241 (22nd), have an ERA of 3.65 (18th), and have given up 94 runs (18th). Right-handed pitcher Alex Manoah is expected to start on Tuesday. Manoah is 4-0 in four games this season with an ERA of 1.44 and has given up 15 hits, four earned runs, and struck out 25 batters in 25.0 innings. Manoah has pitched in one game against the Yankees this season and allowed one hit, zero runs, and struck out seven batters in 6.0 innings of work.
Key Players to Watch
- NYY: Aaron Judge - OF (Last Game: 1-4)
- NYY: D.J. LeMahieu - 3B (Last Game: 1-4)
- TOR: George Springer - OF (Last Game: 2-4)
- TOR: Vlad Guerrero, Jr. - 1B (Last Game: 1-3, BB)
- NYY: Jameson Taillon - RHP (1-1, 3.26 ERA, 17 K, 1.24 WHIP)
- TOR: Alek Manoah - RHP (4-0, 1.44 ERA, 25 K, 0.88 WHIP)
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Conclusion
I like the total to go under in game-two of this series. This should be a very competitive series with both bullpens keeping the runs to a minimum. The total has also gone under in four of five meetings between the teams this season. Backing the under in what should be another great game.
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