Yankees vs. Blue Jays - 8/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (58-52) at New York Yankees (61-46)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
D Price (10-4) (2.57) vs. I Nova (4-3) (3.10)
The Line: New York Yankees +120 / Toronto Blue Jays -130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees play game three Saturday afternoon.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Blue Jays have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more run in six of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 127 hits and 82 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista have combined for 141 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have split their last six road games. David Price gets the nod, and he’s 10-4 with a 2.45 ERA and 149 strikeouts this season. Price is 10-7 with a 4.41 ERA and 146 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Yankees have scored four runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Yankees have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 110 hits and 49 RBI while Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez have combined for 107 RBI. The New York Yankees have won six of their last eight home games. Ivan Nova takes the hill, and he’s 4-3 with a 3.10 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Nova is 4-2 with a 4.74 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games. The Yankees are 23-8 in their last 31 home games and 14-6 in Novas last 20 home starts. The Yankees are 6-2 in Novas last 8 starts vs. Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are on fire right now and Price has allowed two or less runs in five of his last six starts. Hard to bet against Toronto in this spot for the cheap price.