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NY Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction 4-5-24 Picks

Toronto Blue Jays (3-4) vs. NY Yankees (6-1)
April 5, 2024 1:05 pm EDT
The Line: NY Yankees -164 / Toronto Blue Jays +139; Over/Under: +8
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The Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees meet Friday in MLB action from Yankee Stadium. Here’s a Blue Jays vs Yankees prediction. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

  • The Toronto Blue Jays recent form and player performance
  • The New York Yankees recent form and player performance
  • Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Toronto Blue Jays
  • Recent betting trends and streaks involving the New York Yankees
  • Recent betting trends in games played between the Blue Jays and Yankees
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Blue Jays vs Yankees game

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

The Blue Jays took on the Houston Astros this week in their most recent series. Toronto lost the Monday matchup 10-0, then took a 2-1 win in game two. In the Wednesday rubber match, the Jays lost 8-0 in another shutout. The offense mustered just one hit in that finale, courtesy of Daulton Varsho.

For their starter in the Friday matchup with New York, Toronto will send out Yusei Kikuchi. In his lone start this year, Kikuchi took a loss, going 4.1 innings with three earned. In his career, Kikuchi is 32-38 with a 4.72 ERA in 135 games (123 starts).

New York Yankees Betting Preview

Over on the Yankees’ side, they played the Arizona Diamondbacks in their latest series. New York won 5-2 in the opener before a 7-0 game two loss. In the Wednesday finale, the Yankees took the set with a 6-5 win over 11 innings. Aaron Judge (three RBI; two hits) and Alex Verdugo (two RBI) each had a homer in the win.

Marcus Stroman will be making the start for the Yankees on Friday. In his first start of the season, Stroman beat the Astros with 6.0 clean frames, four hits, two walks and four Ks. In his career, Stroman has a 78-76 record with a 3.64 ERA in 232 games (224 starts).

New York Yankees Team Facts

  • The Yankees have won each of their last eight day games at Yankee Stadium following a road win.
  • The Yankees have failed to cover the run line in each of their last 15 Friday home games against AL East opponents.
  • The Yankees have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three games as favorites against American League opponents.
  • The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Yankees’ last six games as home favorites against American League opponents.

Toronto Blue Jays Team Facts

  • The Blue Jays have won four of their last five games as road underdogs against AL East opponents following a loss.
  • The Blue Jays have covered the run line each of their last six road games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Blue Jays have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five games as underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The Blue Jays have led after 7 innings in each of their last seven Friday games against American League opponents that held a winning record.

Blue Jays vs Yankees Prediction

I’ll lean toward the Yankees here. New York played pretty well in their series versus the Diamondbacks this week, outside of the 7-0 blowout loss Tuesday. New York has scored four or more runs in six of their seven games so far. That includes a 5-3 win over Houston in Stroman’s first start of the season.

As for Toronto, they’ve been a mixed bag this year. The Blue Jays were outscored 19-2 in three games versus the Astros this week, with two shutouts added in there. If Stroman is on point Friday, it’s going to be tough for the Jays to find many early scoring chances.

Andrew's Free Pick: New York Yankees -164

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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