Blue Jays vs Yankees 04/01/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends
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With slugging outfielder George Springer sidelined, it might be hard for the Toronto Blue Jays to improve their fortunes at Yankee Stadium. The Blue Jays are +157 away underdogs and the New York Yankees are -182 favorites with a 7.5-run total on the baseball betting lines for Thursday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Blue Jays are 2-10 in their last 12 away games against the Yankees. Moneyline-wise, the Blue Jays are 5-11 in their last 16 away games as a +150 to +175 underdog at betting sites, with the OVER hitting 10 times. The Yankees are 9-4 in their last 13 home games as a -160 to -190 favorite, and nine of those matchups finished UNDER.
The teams split their season series 5-5 in 2020, with seven of the 10 matchups finishing OVER. The Blue Jays scored 6.1 runs per game and the Yankees scored 7.7, although that was skewed by one 20-run game.
Springer (oblique) is one of several power bats on both teams who will miss the series. The Yankees are missing first baseman Luke Voit (knee surgery) and third baseman Miguel Andujar (muscle strain), while rightfielder Aaron Judge (illness) has also been ailing.
Lefthander Hyun Jin Ryu (5-2, 2.69 ERA, 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings in 2020) will start for the Blue Jays on Thursday opposite Yankees righthander Gerrit Cole (7-3, 2.84 ERA, 13.8 SO/9 in 2020). The total has gone UNDER in five of Ryu’s last seven starts when his team was an away underdog, but Ryu also has a 6.04 ERA in 22.1 career innings against the Yankees. Cole’s teams are 17-3 in his last 20 starts as a home favorite, with the OVER hitting 12 times. Cole is also 3-0 with a 2.88 ERA in 25 career innings against Toronto.
The teams have an off day on Friday before the final two games of the series. Toronto’s starter for Saturday’s matchup is unannounced. Righthander Corey Kluber, a two-time Cy Young Award winner who has pitched only 36.2 innings in the last two seasons due to arm and shoulder injuries, will start for the Yankees. Kluber is 2-3 with a 4.46 ERA in 39.1 career innings against Toronto. He also has a 2.25 ERA in 28 career innings in Yankee Stadium, where he has held batters to a .553 OPS.
Toronto has also not named a starter for Sunday’s matchup, while righthander Domingo German is slated to start for New York. German, who was suspended in 2020 for violating MLB’s domestic violence policy, had a strong spring with a 1.38 ERA and a 17-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio across 13 innings. German is 2-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 20.1 career innings against Toronto, holding hitters to a .647 OPS.
The Blue Jays’ next series is a three-game away set against the Texas Rangers that begins on Monday.
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