New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction 05-18-2023 MLB Picks

Chris RuffoloMay 18, 2023
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The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays meet in an AL East division matchup in MLB action from Rogers Centre on Thursday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


Toronto is listed as a -130 home favorite while New York is a +110 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 9 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

New York will send out Nestor Cortes here and he is 3-2 with a 5.53 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Toronto will send Jose Berrios and he is 3-3 with a 4.70 ERA and 44 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

Toronto’s 3-0 win over the Yankees on Wednesday snapped New York’s two-game head-to-head win streak in this matchup.


New York is 7-3 in their last 10 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 10-1 in their last 11 games overall. Toronto is 9-3 in their last 12 home games and 1-6 in their last 7 division games while the over is 8-1 in their last 9 Thursday games.


I’m backing Toronto here. Toronto got some big time momentum after their walk-off homer on Wednesday and now get a favorable matchup to close out the series. I’m not the biggest Jose Berrios fan, but he pitches far better at home compared to his road split and Nestor Cortes Jr. has had some serious issues away from Yankee Stadium this season. I think Toronto nabs the finale and leaves this series with a split. Give me the Blue Jays here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Toronto -130
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