NY Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction 5-17-2023 MLB Picks

Chris RuffoloMay 17, 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 Wednesday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


The Yankees are -120 road favorites while Toronto is a +100 home underdog. The total for this game is set at 7.5 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Gerrit Cole will start for the Yankees and is 5-0 with a 2.22 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Chris Bassitt will get the start for Toronto and is 5-2 with a 3.49 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

New York’s 6-3 win on Tuesday made it back-to-back wins for the Yankees in this head-to-head matchup against Toronto.


New York is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall and 39-12 in their last 51 Wednesday games while the over is 8-0 in their last 8 games following a win. Toronto is 20-7 in their last 27 home games against a team with a right-handed starter and 2-6 in their last 8 games following a loss while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games against the AL East.


I’m backing the over here. This head-to-head series have been getting a bit chippy and despite a solid pitching matchup here, I think both sides would love to stick it to the opposing team, especially on the scoreboard. I think this one has potential to see double-digit runs early, so give me the over here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick:Over 7.5
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