Blue Jays vs Yankees Odds, Lines & Spread (Aug 20)

Blue Jays vs Yankees Odds, Lines & Spread (Aug 20)

Blue Jays vs Yankees odds

Aug 18, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) slides safely into third on a single by left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (not pictured) ahead of the tag by New York Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson (28) during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees are -190 home favorites over the Toronto Blue Jays in an American League afternoon game scheduled for Saturday, August 20
Toronto is 8-4 straight up in the last 12 games played at Yankee Stadium
Four of the past seven Yankees-Blue Jays games had produced a total of 11 or more runs

Entering the MLB season, the prognosis was that the Toronto Blue Jays (64-54, 28-29 away) would be right there fighting with the New York Yankees (73-47, 42-19 home) for the American League East Division crown.

Instead, the Yankees are among two AL teams with 70+ wins and the Blue Jays are on their second manager of the season.

Head to head, the Yankees are also the team in control. In the first 14 games against Toronto, New York is showing an 8-6 straight up advantage.

Oddsmakers are anticipating that the Yankees will be adding to that number on Friday. They’re the -190 home favorites over the Blue Jays. Toronto is 12-4 against the run line as a road underdog this season.

Blue Jays vs Yankees Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
Toronto Blue Jays
+158
+1.5 (-135)
O 7.5 (-115)
New York Yankees
-190
-1.5 (+115)
U 7.5 (-105)

Odds as of August 19 at Caesars Sportsbook. Get Caesars Sportsbook bonus code. 

First pitch at Yankee Stadium is set for 1:05pm ET on Saturday, August 20. Partly cloudy skies with 11 mph wind and a temperature of 88 degrees are in the weather forecast.

At odds of -190, the Yankees have an implied probability of victory of 65.52% in the MLB betting line. A successful $10 wager on New York would create a payout of $15.30.

In the MLB Division odds, the betting line is displaying the Yankees as the -240 chalk to win the AL East. Toronto is the second betting choice at +285 in the division. The MLB pennant odds show New York at +180 and the Blue Jays at +550. In the World Series odds, the Yankees are +425 and Toronto is +1600.

Toronto vs New York Yankees Probable Pitchers

Since being acquired by the Blue Jays from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 2, right-hander White is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in two starts. He’s struck out five and walked four through 9.1 innings. He was recalled from Triple-A on Aug. 6.

White hasn’t made it through the fifth inning in either start. He’s 0-2 on the road this season and his teams are 2-6 when he pitches for them in away games.

Mitch White, Wicked 87mph Back Foot Slider. 🤢 pic.twitter.com/nMLr3udxtu

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 13, 2022

White has never faced the Yankees during his MLB career. He’s lost his last three decisions and is winless since May 17.

White is 0-3 with a 3.54 ERA in 12 starts this season. He’s 1-0 with a 3.09 ERA in four day-game appearances.

White vs Cole Stats

1-3
Record
9-5
3.72
ERA
3.20
3.96
xERA
3.10
1.27
WHIP
1.03
2.26
SO/W Ratio
5.26

Veteran Yankees right-hander Gerrit Cole is leading the AL in starts (24) and strikeouts (184). However, the rest of his numbers are off his usual pace, explaining why the AL All-Star is fading to seventh (+10500) in the Cy Young odds.

Cole is in the top 7% of MLB pitchers in strikeout percentage (32.2). At the same time, he’s 0-3 over his last five starts. Cole is showing a 4.32 ERA over that span.

The movement on this Gerrit Cole fastball is sorcery. pic.twitter.com/SGgPj2eDYc

— Joe Randazzo (@Yankeelibrarian) August 11, 2022

He’s won just once over his past six starts at Yankee Stadium. Cole has gone at least six innings over each of his past 12 starts.

Cole got the start April 13 at Yankee Stadium against Toronto. He allowed four hits and surrendered three earned runs over 5.2 innings. New York lost 6-5 but Cole didn’t figure in the decision. Over his career, he’s faced the Blue Jays 10 times and is 5-1  with a 3.47 ERA.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Yankees Batters
Batting Average vs White
Blue Jays Batters
Batting Average vs Cole
Andrew Benintendi
.000
Bo Bichette
.208
Oswaldo Cabrera
.000
Cavan Biggio
.200
Josh Donaldson
.000
Jackie Bradley Jr
.235
Estevan Florial
.000
Matt Chapman
.182
Martin Gonzalez
.000
Santiago Espinal
.400
Aaron Hicks
.000
Vladimir Guerrero Jr
.381
Kyle Higashioka
.000
Lourdes Gurriel Jr
.100
Aaron Judge
.000
Teoscar Hernandez
.278
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
.000
Danny Jansen
.333
DJ Lemahieu
.000
Alejandro Kirk
.375
Anthony Rizzo
.000
Whit Merrifield
.333
Gleyber Torres
.000
George Springer
.444
Jose Trevino
.000
Raimel Tapia
.000

Only two Yankees have previously faced White. One of them, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, is 1-for-2 (.500).

Youngest players to reach 500 hits, Blue Jays history

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.: 23 years, 156 days
Lloyd Moseby: 24 years, 193 days
Alfredo Griffin: 24 years, 288 days
Tony Fernandez: 24 years, 333 days#NextLevel pic.twitter.com/DqZlO68YMP

— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) August 20, 2022

The Blue Jays are displaying a much better history when facing Cole. Vladimir Guerrero Jr is 8-for-21 (.381) with two homers and four RBI. Alejandro Kirk is 3-for-8 (.375) with a solo homer. George Springer is 4-for-9 (.444). Santiago Espinal is 2-for-5 (.400). Both Danny Jansen (1-for-3) and Whit Merrifield (5-for-15) are hitting .333.

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Blue Jays vs Yankees Prediction

Cole isn’t showing much good fortune lately, but he’s long had the Blue Jays’ number. He’s 4-1 against Toronto for the Yankees.

✔️ Made some good contact against ’em

💣 @TeoscarH 💣 pic.twitter.com/0zc0BotWNS

— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 20, 2022

The Blue Jays were 46-42 when skipper Charlie Montoyo was dismissed. After a 9-2 start under new manager John Schneider, Toronto is 9-10 since. However, the Jays are now 3-0 SU in the last three against the Yankees.

Pick: New York Yankees ML (-190)

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An industry veteran, Bob literally taught the course on the history of sports at Elder College. He has worked as a Sports Columnist for Postmedia, appeared as a guest on several radio stations, was the Vice President of the Society For International Hockey Research in Ontario, and written 25 books.

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