Last Updated Aug 18, 2022, 6:27 PM

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Picks, Predictions, Odds

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Betting Analysis

The Blue Jays will visit the Yankees at Yankee Stadium for the first of a four-game set on Thursday, August 18th.

The Blue Jays are currently third in the American League East standings with a 62-54 record. Away from Rogers Centre, Toronto owns a 26-29 mark. Toronto sits 10 games behind the New York Yankees for the top spot in the division. The Yankees currently lead the American League East with a record of 73-45 overall, and 42-17 at home.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Betting Resources

The Blue Jays send Jose Berrios to the hill against New York’s second-ranked scoring offense on Thursday night (5.13 RSPG), who’s having his worst campaign since his rookie year back in 2016 sitting 8-5 with a 5.61 ERA across 23 starts this season (1.39 WHIP), which already includes a pair of miserable outings against the Yankees (10.1 IP, 8 ER).

On the other hand, the Yankees send Frankie Montas to the mound against Toronto’s sixth-ranked scoring offense tonight (4.69 RSPG), who’s been up-and-down all season, considering he’s 4-9 with a 3.59 ERA in 21 starts (1.19 WHIP), which includes a 3.18 ERA and 1.14 WHIP across 19 outings for Oakland; and a 9.00 ERA and 1.88 WHIP across two outings for New York.

I’ll back the Yankees to cover here, as Montas has allowed two runs or less in nine of his last 12 appearances (3.63 ERA, 1.34 WHIP), despite his pair of lackluster performances with New York (9.00 ERA, 1.88 WHIP); likely presenting an uphill battle for the Blue Jays and Berrios, who’s 3-3 with a 6.59 ERA across his last 11 starts (1.45 WHIP), and 2-3 with a 5.35 ERA across seven career starts against New York (5.35 ERA, 1.38 WHIP).

Score Prediction: Yankees 6, Blue Jays 3
Best Bet: Yankees -1.5 (+140)

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Betting Odds

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Betting Resources

  • Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
  • Matchup: AL East
  • Venue: Yankee Stadium
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Time-TV: 7:05 PM p.m. ET – MLB Network

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees – Current Form

The third-place Blue Jays have now lost back-to-back series against the Guardians and Orioles. Game 1 with Cleveland was their worst in the last six, as they failed to produce a single run. Toronto's worst defensive performance in the last six games was allowing eight runs this past Friday against Cleveland. New York has suffered two straight series losses, falling to the Red Sox and the Rays. Game 3 with Tampa Bay was their worst in the last six, as they failed to produce a single run. The Yankees bounced back with an eight-run performance on Wednesday though, capping off the series with a narrow 8-7 victory.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees – Pitching Matchup

Toronto: José Berríos (8-5, 5.61 ERA)

Toronto’s right-hander José Berríos takes the mound for his 24th start of the season. Berríos looks to improve on a 8-5 record and 5.61 ERA in 122 innings, while striking out 108, walking 31 batters, and posting a 1.39 WHIP. Berríos got assigned the loss in his last start, which came at home against the Guardians on August 12th. He threw four innings and allowed eight runs on eight hits with two walks and one strikeout in an eventual 0-8 the Blue Jays defeat. Berríos owns a 2-4 road record this season in 11 starts away from Rogers Centre. In those away outings, he has posted a 7.50 ERA, a 1.59 WHIP, 14 walks, and 37 strikeouts in 54 innings of work.

New York: Frankie Montas (4-9, 3.60 ERA)

Frankie Montas takes the mound in the series opener as he makes his 22nd start of the season for the Yankees in Thursday's contest. He comes in 4-9 with a 3.60 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, 33 walks and 115 strikeouts over 112.2 innings of work on the year. Montas received a no-decision in his most recent start against Boston, as New York’s right-hander surrendered two runs on five hits, two walks, and four strikeouts during the Yankees’ 2-3 road loss on August 13th. Pitching at home this season, Montas is 2-6 with a 2.63 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP, 24 walks and 85 strikeouts over 78.2 innings in 13 starts.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees – Series History

The Blue Jays notched a 11-8 mark over New York during the 2021 campaign. However, the Yankees have owned this year's season series with a 8-4 record over Toronto.

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