The New York Yankees (94-58) begin a 3-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays (86-67) Monday at the Rogers Centre. First pitch is at 7:07 p.m. ET. Let’s analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Yankees vs. Blue Jays odds with MLB picks and predictions.
Season series: Yankees lead 9-7
The Yankees are rolling right now after sweeping the Boston Red Sox in a 4-game series, giving them 6 straight wins. New York is currently 8 1/2 games ahead of Toronto in the AL East and is currently the No. 2 seed in the AL.
The Blue Jays have hit somewhat of a rough patch recently, losing 4 of their last 7 games. Toronto currently owns the No. 1 wild-card spot in the AL, with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Seattle Mariners in close pursuit.
Yankees at Blue Jays projected starters
RHP Luis Severino vs. RHP Kevin Gausman
Severino (6-3, 3.36 ERA) makes his 18th start. He has a 1.04 WHIP, 2.6 BB/9 and 10.0 K/9 through 91 IP.
- Has allowed 3 and 5 ER in his last 2 starts against Blue Jays
- June 19 at Blue Jays: 5 IP, 3 H, 5 ER, 4 BB and 9 K
Gausman (12-10, 3.32 ERA) makes his 30th start. He has a 1.24 WHIP, 1.5 BB/9 and 10.6 K/9 through 165 1/3 IP.
- Has allowed 4 or more ER in 3 of his last 6 starts
- Aug. 19 at Yankees: 7 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB and 7 K
Yankees at Blue Jays odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:21 a.m. ET.
- Money line (ML): Yankees +100 (bet $100 to win $100) | Blue Jays -120 (bet $120 to win $100)
- Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Yankees +1.5 (-210) | Blue Jays -1.5 (+170)
- Over/Under (O/U): 7.5 (O: -125 | U: +100)
Yankees at Blue Jays picks and predictions
Blue Jays 5, Yankees 4
I’ll be taking the BLUE JAYS (-120) in this game given the edge they have at pitcher. Gausman has been fantastic this season while Severino is making only his 2nd start since returning from the injured list.
The Blue Jays have won 4 of their last 5 meetings with the Yankees.
Despite predicting the Blue Jays to win, I’ll PASS on the spread in this game. The odds are terrible for New York to keep the game within 2 runs while I’m not comfortable taking Toronto to win by multiple runs on Monday.
OVER 7.5 RUNS (-125) is the move in this game with both teams being able to swing the bat and put runs on the scoreboard. Even though Gausman has had success against the Yankees, New York should still be able to manufacture runs at some point.
The Over is 3-0-1 in Toronto’s last 4 home games. Meanwhile, the Yankees have hit the Over in the opener of 4 consecutive series.
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