Blue Jays vs Yankees Picks & Odds (Aug 21)

Blue Jays vs Yankees Picks & Odds (Aug 21)

Alejandro Kirk drives in run, Toronto Blue Jays

Aug 20, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; Toronto Blue Jays catcher Alejandro Kirk (30) follows through on a 2-RBI double against the New York Yankees during the fifth inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees are -115 home favorites over the Blue Jays on Sunday
Alek Manoah (12-6, 2.71) will start for Toronto against lefty Nestor Cortes (9-4, 2.74)
A look at the matchup and Blue Jays vs Yankees odds can be found below with a pick

The second-place Toronto Blue Jays will look to a sweep a four-game road series from the American League East-leading New York Yankees at 1:35 p.m. ET Sunday at Yankee Stadium.

The Blue Jays (65-54/29-29 road) made it three-straight wins against the Yankees with a 5-2 victory Saturday to stretch their winning streak to four games. The Yankees (73-48/42-20 home) have lost three in a row, six of seven and 11-of-13.

The Yankees lead the division by seven games over the Blue Jays, who entered Saturday holding the second AL wild card.

Blue Jays vs Yankees Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
Toronto Blue Jays
-105
-1.5 (+155)
Over 7.5 (-115)
New York Yankees
-115
+1.5 (-190)
Under 7.5 (-105)

Odds as of August 20th at BetMGM

As -115, the Yankees have a 53.49% implied win probability. The Yankees have +425 World Series odds and the Blue Jays’ odds are +1500.

The weather forecast calls for a fine day at Yankee Stadium with mostly sunny skies, a high temperature of 79 degrees and southeast wind from 5-13 mph.

Blue Jays vs Yankees Probable Pitchers

Alek Manoah (12-6, 2.71), who has +4500 AL Cy Young Award odds, is scheduled to pitch for the Blue Jays against left-hander Nestor Cortes (9-4, 2.74). Both will be working on four days of rest.

Manoah vs Cortes

12-6
Record
9-4
2.71
ERA
2.74
3.56
xERA
2.74
1.04
WHIP
0.98
3.74
SO/W
4.41

Manoah has struggled recently, going 1-2 with a 5.32 ERA in his last four starts.

He lost to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, giving up four runs on four hits and four walks in 5.2 innings with seven strikeouts.

Mahoah enjoys in-game snacks, though.

manoah u better chill with that banana peel watch george’s elbow pls pic.twitter.com/12kGsHuNpH

— natalie (@santiagoknows) August 20, 2022

In five career starts against the Yankees, Manoah is 2-1 with a 2.48 ERA. He has a 2-0 record and 1.53 ERA in three starts at Yankee Stadium.

Manoah is 6-3 with a 2.64 ERA in 14 road starts this season. In the day, he is 6-2 with a 2.53 ERA in nine starts. The Blue Jays are 13-10 in Manoah’s starts.

In three August starts, Cortes is 0-1 with a 3.93 ERA, including losing to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday at home. In seven innings, he gave up three hits on four runs while striking out three and walking none.

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Cortes is 1-2 in his career against the Blue Jays with a 4.15 ERA in nine games (three starts).

In 10 starts in the Bronx this season, Cortes has a 4-1 record and 2.28 ERA. He is unbeaten in 10 starts in day games with a 5-0 mark and 2.08 ERA. The Yankees are 14-8 when Cortes gets the ball.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Blue Jays Batters
Batting Average vs Nestor Cortes
Jackie Bradley Jr.
.667
Bo Bichette
.500
Teoscar Hernandez
.429
Whit Merrifield
.333
Matt Chapman
.333
George Springer
.286
Cavan Biggio
.250
Vladimir Guerrero
.222
Danny Jansen
.200
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
.125
Alejandro Kirk
.000
Santiago Espinal
.000
Yankees Batters
Batting Average vs Alek Manoah
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
.400
Marwin Gonzalez
.333
Aaron Hicks
.333
Anthony Rizzo
.300
Gleyber Torres
.200
Andrew Benintendi
.167
Aaron Judge
.071
DJ LeMahieu
.000
Josh Donaldson
.000
Kyle Higashioka
.000
Jose Trevino
.000

The Blue Jays’ Bo Bichette is 4 for 8 with a double and home run off Cortes but Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is 1 for 8 with five strikeouts. Manoah has handled Aaron Judge as the Yankees slugger is just 1 for 14 (.071) against the big right-hander, though the hit is a home run.

Blue Jays vs Yankees Betting Outlook

Alejandro Kirk and Jackie Bradley Jr. had two RBIs each to lead the Blue Jays over the Yankees on Saturday.

JBJ = Blue Jay!

His first RBI with the team ? @JackieBradleyJr pic.twitter.com/nAnE8ubSt5

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

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had two hits for Toronto. Matt Chapman homered.

Blue Jays center fielder George Springer is hopeful of playing Sunday after missing two games with knee soreness. Right fielder Teoscar Hernandez is questionable with a bruised left foot sustained in Saturday’s game when he fouled a pitch off it.

The Yankees got two hits each from Judge and Jose Trevino. Gleyber Torres belted a home run.

Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson missed the game with a stomach bug and is questionable for Sunday.

Josh Donaldson walk-off grand slam but in Moneyball form pic.twitter.com/8K9duvtJgF

— Talkin’ Yanks (@TalkinYanks) August 18, 2022

The Yankees hold a slight 8-7 lead in the season series, but the Blue Jays have won five of nine in New York.

Blue Jays vs Yankees Last 10 Games

Date
Home Team
Away Team
Score
8/20/22
Yankees
Blue Jays
TOR, 5-2
8/19/22
Yankees
Blue Jays
TOR, 4-0
8/18/22
Yankees
Blue Jays
TOR, 9-2
6/19/22
Blue Jays
Yankees
TOR, 10-9
6/18/22
Blue Jays
Yankees
NYY, 4-0
6/17/22
Blue Jays
Yankees
NYY, 12-3
5/11/22
Yankees
Blue Jays
NYY, 5-3
5/10/22
Yankees
Blue Jays
NYY, 6-5
5/4/22
Blue Jays
Yankees
TOR, 2-1
5/3/22
Blue Jays
Yankees
NYY, 9-1

Blue Jays vs Yankees Prediction

The Yankees are in a freefall, but Cortes is tough at Yankee Stadium despite the short porch in right field. Manoah is in a bit of a rut, so we’ll go with New York to get back on the winning track.

Pick: Yankees (-115)

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