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Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees - 6/4/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time Tuesday June 4, 2019, 7:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Canada
The Line
Toronto Blue Jays +170 / New York Yankees -180 O/U: 9
TV Channel
YES
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The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays will be meeting up on the MLB diamond to start their series Tuesday.

New York is coming off a four-game set (one game was rained out) against the Red Sox. The Yankees took the first two matchups 4-1 and 5-3, but couldn’t complete the sweep with an 8-5 loss Sunday.

For the Tuesday game, the Yankees will be sending out Masahiro Tanaka to start. In his 70.1 innings and 3-4 record this year, Tanaka has a 3.20 ERA with 65 Ks and 17 BBs.

Over on the Jays’ side, they’re fresh off a weekend set against Colorado. Toronto lost all three of those road games, falling 13-6 Friday, 4-2 on Saturday and 5-1 in the finale on Sunday.

Toronto will be going with Clayton Richard in the start on Tuesday. Richard has 8.0 innings this year under his belt, with an 0-1 record, a 3.38 ERA, five Ks and six walks.

The Yankees are 19-7 in their last 26 Tuesday games and 5-0 in their last five after an off day. New York is 50-19 in their last 69 after a loss and 36-16 in their last 52 overall.

Meanwhile, the Jays are 6-21 in their last 27 overall and 1-4 in their last five home games. Toronto is 0-5 in their last five versus the AL East and 0-5 in their last five after a loss.

We only have the eight innings and two starts to gauge Richard from so far this year, and he’s done okay outside of his K/BB ratio. He’s coming off a 5.33 ERA with 108 Ks in 159 innings last year with the Padres.

As for Tanaka, he had a run of four quality starts broken in his last appearance, giving up four earned in 6.0 innings there. Still, I like Tanaka to bounce back here and help guide New York to a home win.

Pick:
New York Yankees -180

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