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New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Picks & Betting Tips - Back-To-Back Wins For Jays

  • New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays tips for Thursday
  • First pitch slated for 19:07 ET at the Rogers Centre
  • Right-hander Corey Kluber (5-3, 3.82 ERA, 1.31 WHIP) gets the ball for NY
  • Blue Jays send left-hander Robbie Ray (13-6, 2.68 ERA, 1.04 WHIP)
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    New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Picks & Betting Tips
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New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Picks & Betting Tips


New York (90-68) has won seven of eight and are 7-3 in last 10. 

The Yankees holds the top wild card spot, although they are just 1.0 game a head of fifth-place Boston and 1.5 games in front of sixth-place Seattle. The Yankees are 46-34 on the road and 31-23 vs. LHPs.

Kluber allowed eight hits and three runs to Texas over 4.1 innings of work in a 7-3 Yankees win the last time, marking the fourth time in his last five outings that he has failed to reach the fifth inning. The 35-year-old has been battered around since he returned to the mound on Aug. 30, giving up 26 hits and 14 runs in 22 innings of work. 

Toronto (88-70) moved within 1.0 game of fifth place Boston with Wednesday’s 6-5 win over New York. The Blue Jays are also 0.5 game behind Seattle.

The Blue Jays have won three of four and are 5-5 in the last 10. Toronto is 44-32 at home and 67-50 vs RHPs. 

Ray has alternated strong outings with poor ones over the last five starts, although he is 2-1 in September with a 2.51 ERA as he has allowed 23 hits – four home runs – and 8 runs while walking 11 and striking out 42over 28.2 innings of work.

Head To Head


Bo Bichette hit his second home run of the night in the bottom of the eighth inning, off Clay Holmes, to give Toronto a 6-5 victory on Wednesday night. The Blue Jays, who led 4-0 after three innings, outhit the Yankees 10-7.

The Blue Jays have won five of six games and lead the season-series 11-7, outscoring the Yankees 77-63. However, New York has won five of eight games at the Rogers Centre. 

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The Yankees had their seven-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday.

New York is 4-1 in its current five game homestand and is 14-12 in September, outscoring their opponents 125-124.

New York’s offense has averaged 5.1 runs over the last 13 games while compiling a slash line of .261/.335/.464.

New York’s pitching staff pitching staff has compiled an 9-4 record over this 13 game-stretch with a 3.33 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and .242 OBA.

Toronto Blue Jays Form


Toronto has won three of four and is 19-8 in September, outscoring their opponents 165-113.

The Blue Jays offense averaged 3.9 runs over the last 13 games while compiling a slash line of .223/.285/.415.

Toronto’s pitching staff has compiled an 7-6 record over this 13 game-stretch with an 4.30 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and .236 OBA.

Verdict

This is a big game for both teams with the AL wild card race extremely tight. This is an interesting game as both Kluber and Ray have not fared well this year in the series. However, Ray has been fabulous over the last two games at the Rogers Centre and the lefty is 3-0 with a 1.32 ERA and a .163 OBA in seven games this year. Ray has held current members of the Yankees’ to a .186 batting average over his career.

Best Bet: Toronto Blue Jays Moneyline @-135.14 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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