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

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Analysis

The Yankees visit the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 for the third of a three-game series.

New York leads the American League East with a record of 95-59, despite yielding a 39-37 record on the road so far this season. Toronto is currently positioned second in the American League East standings with records of 87-68 overall and 44-33 at home, putting the Blue Jays 8.5 games back for the division lead.

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Prediction

After defeating the Blue Jays in game two of this series on Tuesday the Yankees have officially clinched the AL East division. With just eight games remaining on their schedule New York now has the luxury of resting players before the postseason if they so choose. New York has been on a roll as of late, winning 12 of their last 15 games. The offense has been a nightmare for opposing pitchers this season as the Yankees have a batting average of .242 (16th), on base percentage of .325 (5th), slugging percentage of .428 (4th) and have scored 777 total runs (2nd). New York’s bullpen has been great this season as well with a WHIP of 1.12 (3rd) and team ERA of 3.34 (3rd). The right-hander Gerrit Cole (12-7, 3.49 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Yankees Wednesday. 

 Although Toronto can no longer win the AL East division, they are still in an outstanding position to make the playoffs as they currently sit atop the AL Wild Card race. The Blue Jays have been playing solid in the second half of the season and are 5-5 SU over their last 10 games. The offense has been one of the best in the league this season with a batting average of .261 (1st), on base percentage of .326 (3rd), slugging percentage of .428 (3rd) and have scored 733 total runs (6th). Toronto’s bullpen has not been as impressive as their offense but are still getting the job done with a WHIP of 1.25 (11th) and team ERA of 3.94 (16th). Right-handed pitcher Mitch White (1-6, 5.12 ERA) is expected to start Wednesday.  

This game is a bit tricky with New York clinching the division on Tuesday. Not to say they aren’t going to try in this matchup, but Toronto will be more motivated than the Yankees until their Wild Card berth is secured. With that being said, the Yankees have a huge pitching advantage in this matchup and we can assume Aaron Judge will stay in the lineup until he hits his 61st home run. Backing New York in game-three of this series.  

Score Prediction: Yankees 6, Blue Jays 4
Best Bet: Yankees ML (-130)

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Resources

  • Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
  • Matchup: AL East
  • Venue: Rogers Centre
  • Location: Toronto, Canada
  • Time-TV: 7:07 p.m. ET – MLB Network
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New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Current Form

The Yankees have played excellent recently, highlighted by New York posting back-to-back series victories over the Pirates and the Red Sox squads, resulting in a solid 6-0 record across that window. Their best performance was on Sunday, when they limited the Red Sox to scoring no runs in the fourth contest of a four-game series. The Blue Jays have split consecutive series to the Phillies and the Rays. In the third contest against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays were in their best form in the last six games, keeping the Tampa Bay Rays at only one run.

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Pitching Matchup

New York: Gerrit Cole (12-7, 3.49 ERA)

The Yankees’ right-hander Gerrit Cole owns a 12-7 record and 3.49 ERA in his 31st start of the season. Cole also posted a 1.03 WHIP, while striking out 244 and walking 49 batters in 188.1 innings this season. Cole didn’t factor in the decision in his last start, which came at home against the Boston Red Sox on September 23, 2022. He threw six innings, allowing four runs on five hits with two walks and eight strikeouts in an eventual 5-4 Yankees defeat. Cole owns a 7-2 road record this season in 15 starts away from Yankee Stadium. In those away outings, he has posted a 3.83 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, 32 walks, and 108 strikeouts in 87 innings of work.

Toronto: Mitch White (1-6, 5.12 ERA)

Toronto’ right-hander Mitch White takes the mound for his 17th start of the season. White looks to improve on a 1-6 record and 5.12 ERA in 91.1 innings, while striking out 73, walking 31 batters, and posting a 1.41 WHIP. White is 1-1 with a 2.90 ERA across 15 home starts this season, which includes 12 walks, 29 strikeouts, and a 1.26 WHIP over 31 innings of action.

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Series History

The Blue Jays notched a 11-8 mark in this series during the 2021 campaign. The Yankees have won 10 of 18 contests against the Blue Jays this season.

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