Blue Jays vs. Yankees - 8/14/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (61-51) at Toronto Blue Jays (64-52)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 14, 2015 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
I Nova (4-4) (3.52) vs. D Price (11-4) (2.46)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -226 / New York Yankees +208 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays begin a three-game series Friday night.
The New York Yankees need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Yankees have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Yankees have lost four straight games when scoring three or less runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 114 hits and 52 RBI while Chase Headley and Alex Rodriguez have combined for 109 RBI. The New York Yankees have split their last 10 road games. Ivan Nova gets the ball, and he’s 4-4 with a 3.52 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Nova is 4-3 with a 4.94 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
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The Toronto Blue Jays look for another win to build on their 11-game winning streak. The Blue Jays have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 132 hits and 85 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Kevin Pillar have combined for 104 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won eight straight home games. David Price takes the hill, and he’s 11-4 with a 2.35 ERA and 156 strikeouts this season. Price is 11-7 with a 4.23 ERA and 153 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 3-7 in their last 10 games as an underdog and 1-4 in Novas last 5 starts vs. American League East. The Blue Jays are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series and 37-16 in their last 53 home games. The Yankees are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and 0-4 in the last 4 meetings overall.
I've been riding the Blue Jays for much of this stretch, and I'm not going to stop with Price on the mound. Here's to the Blue Jays winning their 12th straight game.