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New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 8/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays (58-52) at New York Yankees (61-46)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

R Dickey (6-10) (4.06) vs. N Eovaldi (11-2) (4.30)

The Line: New York Yankees -126 / Toronto Blue Jays +116 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

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The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays face off on Friday in the Bronx for game one of their MLB series of American League East contenders.

The New York Yankees continue to lead the AL east and are playing well but their lead has been shrinking. The Yankees are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 32-18 at home, and they are 15 games over .500. As a team the Yankees are hitting .259 with Brett Gardener hitting .286, Alex Rodriguez hitting .281, and Jacoby Ellsbury hitting .280. The Yankees pitching staff has an ERA of 3.98 with the starters at 4.35 and the bullpen at 3.32. For game one against the Blue Jays the Yankees start Nathan Eovaldi who has allowed 142 hits and 56 earned runs while striking out 85 over 117.1 innings for an 11-2 record and a 4.30 ERA.

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 8/7/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Toronto Blue Jays made bold moves at the trade deadline and they are paying off as they have won their last five games. The Blue Jays are 8-2 in their last 10 games, 22-31 on the road, and they are 4.5 games behind the Yankees in the AL East. As a team he Blue Jays are hitting .263 with Troy Tulowitzki hitting .303, Josh Donaldson hitting .295, and Kevin Pillar hitting .264. The Blue Jays pitching staff has an ERA of 3.93 with the starters at 4.22 and the bullpen at 3.35. For game one at New York the Blue Jays start R.A. Dickey who has allowed 130 hits and 65 earned runs while striking out 90 over 144 innings for a 6-10 record and a 4.06 ERA.

New York is 23-8 in their last 31 home games, 17-7 in their last 24 games, and 4-0 in Eovaldi’s last four starts. Toronto is 4-0 in their last four games against a team with a winning record, 7-3 in their last 10 Friday games, and 2-10 in Dickey’s last 10 starts against the AL East. Toronto is 13-38 in their last 51 games in New York.

With the total set at nine my free pick is the under. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App. 

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Under 9

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