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2021 MLB Handicapping
(33-32) New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays (33-30)
Date: Wednesday, June 16th, 2021
Time: 7:07 PM ET
Venue: Sahlen Field, Buffalo, NY.
Projected Pitchers: Cole (NYY) vs. Stripling (TOR)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees -170 | Blue Jays +150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: PK
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5 (Over -120)
New York Yankees
New York lost both of its games to Philadelphia over the weekend and enters this series behind the Blue Jays and in fourth place in the American League East, a full nine games behind Tampa Bay.
The Yankees have only won twice in their last nine games but one of them was with Wednesday’s starter, Gerrit Cole, on the mound.
Cole went six innings against Minnesota and gave up five hits, two of which were solo home runs that accounted for the only runs he allowed. He struck out nine and walked none. His ERA did tick up slightly to 2.31.
Then the Bronx Bombers were shutout for the third time this season on Sunday against Aaron Nola and the Phils.
Giancarlo Stanton did not start in the National League park and Aaron Judge sat out with a bad back. Stanton should be back in the lineup against Toronto as the DH. Judge should be too, if the initial reports on the injury were any indication.
He played through the pain on Saturday but sat Sunday with the scheduled day off on Monday. If he isn’t back Tuesday, he should be by Wednesday.
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto outscored Boston by 19 runs in four games at Fenway Park over the weekend but only managed to win twice.
The Red Sox’ two victories came in walk-off fashion, the latest on Sunday after Vladimir Guerrero Jr. tied the game with two outs in the ninth inning with his 22nd home run of the season off Matt Barnes.
But Toronto’s bullpen, which has been a weakness on an otherwise strong team, gave up the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.
Hyun-Jin Ryu is scheduled to pitch against the Yankees on Tuesday. He’s having another fine season. Ross Stripling will make his tenth start of the season on Wednesday.
This year, his first full season as a Jay, Stripling has been about what he has been for most of his career: an average starter.
He gave up seven hits and got just ten batters out in his first start of the season against New York — a loss.
Since, he’s been better. He came into his last start against Boston having given up two runs over his last three starts (17 innings). And he pitched into the sixth against the powerful Red Sox offense.
He ought to get through at least five for a fourth consecutive start here against a scuffling Yankee offense.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Yankees are 6-0 in their last 6 Wednesday games.
- Yankees are 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Yankees are 0-4 in their last 4 vs. American League East.
- Blue Jays are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a home underdog.
- Over is 7-0 in Yankees last 7 games as a favorite.
- Under is 3-0-1 in Blue Jays last 4 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Head to Head: Yankees are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto.
- Head to Head: Under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Prediction: it stays under.
Stripling has been better recently and New York still has all sorts of issues to work out in its lineup. Then there’s Cole on the other side of the equation.
The number feels a bit high and it’s available at even-money, to boot.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 8.5 (+100)
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