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Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees - 8/9/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays
Date & Time Friday August 9, 2019, 7:07 PM (EDT)
Location
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Ontario
The Line
The Line: New York Yankees -156 / Toronto Blue Jays +135 -- Over/Under: 10.5
TV Channel
YES
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The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays meet Friday in MLB action at Rogers Centre.

The New York Yankees look for another win to build on their nine-game winning streak. The Yankees have scored 35 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The New York Yankees have won 12 of their last 14 games when scoring four or more runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 143 hits and 79 RBI while Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela have combined for 208 hits and 121 RBI. J.A. Happ gets the ball, and he is 9-6 with a 5.24 ERA and 91 strikeouts this season. Happ is 3-1 with a 2.54 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.

The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Blue Jays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost four of their last five games when scoring four or more runs. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 119 hits and 54 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. have combined for 188 hits and 99 RBI. Sean Reid-Foley gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 2.49 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. Reid-Foley is 1-1 with a 4.76 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

The Yankees are 12-2 in their last 14 during game 2 of a series, 12-2 in Happs last 14 road starts and 14-5 in Happs last 19 starts. The Blue Jays are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss and 1-4 in their last 5 home games. The Yankees are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 31-13 in the last 44 meetings in Toronto. The over is 5-2-1 in Reid-Foleys last 8 starts overall. The over is 8-3-1 in Happs last 12 road starts.

Happ has allowed 37 hits and 18 runs in his last 30.2 innings, but he's been better on the road where he has a 4.62 ERA and .238 allowed batting average. Reid-Foley has allowed eight hits and one earned run in his last 12.1 innings, but he's walked 14 batters in 21.2 innings this season. Regardless of what you think of the pitching matchup, the New York Yankees are absolutely tearing the cover off the baseball and are simply in the zone, as they're fighting for the best record in all of baseball. It's tough to bet against these Yankees right now, as crooked numbers are coming easy to this offense. 

Pick:
New York Yankees -156

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