MLB Odds, Picks, Predictions for Yankees vs. Blue Jays: Expect New York to Win 10th Straight
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images. Pictured: Luis Severino.
- The Blue Jays host the Yankees for a Sunday matinee and are looking to avoid a sweep.
- Luis Severino will start for the Yankees and although he hasn't been great on the road, the New York bats may have success against Blue Jays starter Yusei Kikuchi.
- Jules Posner breaks down the matchup and shares his best bet below.
Yankees vs. Blue Jays Odds
|Blue Jays Odds||+120|
|Time||1:37 p.m. ET|
|Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute MLB odds here.|
The New York Yankees look to complete the sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon and it looks like the Jays are going to let the Yankees do that.
The Jays will send Yusei Kikuchi to the mound against the Yankees’ Luis Severino. The Yankees have been unstoppable. Literally. It seems like every time the Yankees are stopped, they go on to be unstopped for at least nine games.
The Yankees are looking to win their 10 straight game … again. They are just too good at baseball.
New York Yankees: Severino Not as Dominant on Road
The Yankees’ pitching staff seems to still be overshadowed by free agent to be, Aaron Judge. Over the course of the first half it has become evident that the Yankees’ starting rotation is the true star of the show.
However, Luis Severino may be the weak link in the group. At least on the road. Overall, Severino’s numbers look great, but his road numbers are not particularly impressive.
So far this season, Severino has a 3.63 ERA and a 4.57 FIP over 22 1/3 innings on the road. These numbers do not look particularly great compared to his exceptional home numbers. Additionally, only four of his 11 starts have come on the road and the competition he’s faced in those starts is not “elite”.
Racking up unspectacular numbers against the Detroit Tigers, the Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays does not inspire much awe.
What does inspire awe is everything else the Yankees have done this season. They’re mashing, playing sound defense and, in general, pitching very well.
Toronto Blue Jays: Can Kikuchi Slow Down the Yankees?
In what could have been a statement series for the Jays, they find themselves looking to salvage a game at home. After watching their ace and Cy Young hopeful, Alek Manoah, take the loss Saturday, there doesn’t seem to be much hope heading into Sunday.
The Jays managed three runs in the first two games of this series and genuinely seem overmatched. The Yankees’ pitching has snuffed out a hot offense and the Jays pitching has struggled to keep the Yankees off the board.
Yusei Kikuchi takes the hill to be the stopper for the Jays’ and he’s looked very Kikuchi-like lately. Over the past three games he’s been knocked around for a 10.61 ERA with a 10.10 FIP to go with it.
Yankees-Blue Jays Pick
In any other situation the Jays in plus money has appeal. However, the Yankees are simply too good. Or at least the match up gives the Yankees too much of an edge.
The Yankees moneyline is available at -145 at the time of this writing. If it stays there, take it. If it goes beyond the -150 threshold, you may as well take the runline because, why not?
Pick: Yankees ML or RL
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