New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction 9-21-23 MLB Picks

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The Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees meet in the finale of their three-game NL East division set in MLB action from Yankee Stadium on Thursday night.

Blue Jays Pushing For Sweep

The Toronto Blue Jays will be looking for the sweep here, taking out the Yankees in Wednesday’s game two following a 6-1 win. The win brought the Jays to 85-67 on the year, sitting in the 2nd Wild Card spot in the American League. Entering Wednesday’s matchup, Bo Bichette leads the Jays with 159 hits and a .304 batting average along with 19 home runs, while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has a team-high 24 home runs and 90 RBIs this season. Matt Chapman’s also contributed a team-best 38 doubles for Toronto as well as having the unfortunate distinction of leading the Jays with 153 strikeouts on the year. Jose Berrios will get the start for the Blue Jays here and is 11-10 with a 3.49 ERA and 168 strikeouts this season.

Yankees Trying To Salvage Win From Series

The New York Yankees will be trying to salvage something from this series after another loss on Wednesday. The loss dropped the Yankees to 76-76 on the year, sitting 8 games back in the AL Wild Card race. Entering Wednesday’s action, Gleyber Torres leads the Yankees with 152 hits and a .272 batting average along with a .345 OBP and a team-leading 66 RBIs while Aaron Judge has a team-high 32 home runs and 63 RBIs so far this season. Torres also has a team-high 27 doubles while Anthony Volpe leads New York with 4 triples. Gerrit Cole will get the start for the Yankees here and is 13-4 with a 2.81 ERA and 208 strikeouts this season.

Chris’ Pick

I’m sticking with the under here. I just think this is a lower-scoring game as the Yankees have struggled against righties, scoring two runs combined in the first two games of this series, while the Jays have to go against New York’s ace in Gerrit Cole, who has been operating at ace level in a lot of his recent outings. All in all, this feels like a low-scoring game, maybe a pitcher’s duel, either way, give me the under.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Under 7.5