Yankees vs Blue Jays 04/12/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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The Toronto Blue Jays have the tall task of trying to win a second matchup in a row where elite starting pitcher Gerrit Cole is on the other side. The Blue Jays are +155 home underdogs and the New York Yankees are -200 away favourites with an 8.5-run total on the MLB betting lines for Monday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Blue Jays are 10-10 in their last 20 games as an underdog at sports betting sites at home against the Yankees, with the total going UNDER 11 times. The Yankees are 12-8 in their last 20 games as an away favourite of -175 to -225, with the OVER hitting 13 times.
Yankees vs Blue Jays | OddsShark Matchup Report
Both teams’ pitching is ahead of its run production. The Yankees, who are 4-5, are averaging 4.2 runs per game and their .240 / .328 / .370 batting slash line is good for the 16th-best OPS (on-base plus slugging) in MLB at .698. New York’s 2.93 ERA is fifth-best in MLB and they are first with 109 strikeouts.
The Blue Jays are also 4-5, and have scored 4.6 runs per game, but their .222 / .301 / .360 batting leaves them 23rd in OPS at .661. Pitching has been a brighter spot, as their 3.11 ERA ranks sixth. On April 1, they defeated the Yankees 3-2 in 10 innings in a game where Cole started, but did not factor into the decision.
Lefthander Robbie Ray (2-5, 6.62 ERA, 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings in 2020 for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Toronto) makes his season debut in Monday’s matchup opposite Yankees ace Cole (1-0, 1.46 ERA, 15.3 SO/9 in two starts this season; 8-3, 2.64 ERA and 12.8 SO/9 over ’20-21). Ray had a 1.93 ERA in two spring training starts. His teams are 10-3 in his last 13 home starts, with the total going OVER eight times. Cole is 3-0 with a 2.97 ERA in 30.1 career innings against Toronto, and his teams are 15-5 in his last 20 starts where they were favoured on the road.
Lefthander Hyun Jin Ryu (0-1, 2.92 ERA, 8.8 SO/9 in two starts; 5-3, 2.72 ERA, 9.5 SO/9 over ’20-21) starts opposite Yankees righthander Jameson Taillon (0-0, 3.86 ERA, 13.5 SO/9 in one start this season) on Tuesday. Ryu is 1-2 with a 5.53 ERA in 27.2 career innings against the Yankees, but the Blue Jays are 5-1 in his last six home starts with the OVER hitting four times. Prior to undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2019, Taillon had helped the total finish UNDER in seven of his last 10 starts on the road.
Ross Stripling (0-1, 7.56 ERA, 12.8 SO/9 in two starts; 3-4, 6.09, 7.8 SO/9 since the start of 2020) is slated to face Corey Kluber (0-1, 5.68 ERA, 11.4 SO/9) in an all-righthanded starting pitching matchup on Wednesday. Stripling is 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA in 13.1 career innings against the Yankees. The total has gone OVER in four of Stripling’s last six home starts, and the total has also gone OVER in six of Kluber’s last nine starts.
The Blue Jays jet out after Wednesday’s game for a four-game away series against the Kansas City Royals.
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