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Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees - 6/5/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time Wednesday June 5, 2019, 7:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Canada
The Line
Toronto Blue Jays +168 / New York Yankees -178 O/U: 9
TV Channel
YES
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The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays will meet up on the MLB diamond to continue their series Wednesday.

In the Tuesday opener of this set, The Blue Jays jumped on Masahiro Tanaka in the fifth inning, logging all of their runs in an eventual 4-3 win.

For Wednesday’s game, the Yankees will send out James Paxton for the start. In his 41.2 innings and 3-2 record this year, Paxton has a 2.81 ERA with 59 Ks and 15 BBs.

New York’s offense managed eight hits in the Tuesday loss, but there were some offensive bright spots. Clint Frazier put up a two-run shot in the fourth inning for the Yanks there.

Over on the Jays’ side, they’re going with Trent Thornton on Wednesday. Over 59.2 innings and a 1-4 mark thus far, Thornton has a 4.53 ERA with 65 Ks and 28 BBs.

Toronto had eight hits on the evening Tuesday also, and were quite opportunistic in their fifth-inning chances. Eric Sogard led the Jays on three hits with a run.

The Yankees are 4-0 in their last four Wednesday games and 5-0 in Paxton’s last five starts. New York is 21-10 in their last 31 in game two of a series.

Meanwhile, the Jays are 6-20 in their last 26 Wednesday games and 2-8 in their last 10 in game two of a series. Toronto is 1-5 in Thornton’s last six starts, 1-6 in his last seven on turf and the over is 4-1 in his last five home starts.

Paxton hasn’t gone super-long in either of his last two starts, totaling just 7.0 innings. That said, he’s allowed just two hits with one unearned run and eight Ks in that time.

As for Thornton, he’s been pretty good over his last four starts, with nine earned in a span of 22.1 innings.

All the action seems to be favoring the Yankees on this one, and I’m inclined to agree. You wouldn’t be nuts to take Toronto if you can find a good number, though.

Pick:
New York Yankees -178

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