Free MLB Pick: Yankees vs. Blue Jays Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(35-32) New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays (33-33)
Date: Thursday, June 17th, 2021
Time: 7:07 PM ET
Venue: Sahlen Field, Buffalo, NY.
Projected Pitchers: King (NYY) vs. Zeuch (TOR)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees -125 | Blue Jays +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Yankees +120 | Blue Jays -140
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10.5
New York Yankees
A Gary Sanchez pinch-hit two-run home run in the seventh inning flipped the script on Wednesday night in Buffalo and earned Gerrit Cole his eighth win of the season in a 3–2 Yankee victory.
Our play on the under looked in danger early after the Yankees loaded the bases with no outs in the first. They came away with just one run on a Giancarlo Stanton sacrifice fly, however.
Then Marcus Semien led the game off for Toronto with a solo homer but the Jays didn’t get any more.
In fact, both starters settled in from there and the game remained tied at one until Cavan Biggio lifted a solo shot to left-center.
The opposite-field homer had Cole, who ended up going eight innings and striking out just four (but giving up only four hits), on the hook for the loss.
That was until Sanchez stepped up and destroyed a ball down the left field line off of Ross Stripling, who was pitching into the seventh inning for just the second time all season.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Jays threatened in the ninth but did not score after putting men on second and third with one out in the inning. Aroldis Chapman nailed down his 14th save in 16 chances.
TJ Zeuch was last seen out of the bullpen against Kansas City in mid-April. He gave up three hits, two runs, and took the loss after failing to get out of the inning he started.
Before that, he started two games, including one against the Yankees on April 4 in which he gave up no runs in four innings (63 pitches).
Zeuch struggled after that, however, and was sent down to Triple-A for some seasoning. He was a first round pick out of the University of Pittsburgh in 2016.
Michael King, his opponent on this night, has also been in and out of the starting rotation this season. He’s made three consecutive starts but only gotten through the fourth inning in one of them.
He’s given up 23 hits and 13 runs in his last 19 innings, in a stretch that dates back to May 13. His strikeout-to-walk ratio stands at 2:1 during that stretch.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Yankees are 7-1 in their last 8 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Blue Jays are 4-11 in their last 15 vs. American League East.
- Blue Jays are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series.
- Over is 5-0 in Yankees last 5 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Over is 9-2 in Blue Jays last 11 during game 3 of a series.
- Head to Head: Under is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Prediction: Toronto salvages one in the series.
Make that three straight one-run losses for the Jays, who are playing 10 full games under their Pythagorean expectation just 66 games into this season.
King has been okay of late but Zeuch should be as good in this game after some time to figure things out in the minors.
Toronto ought to be a slight favorite in this spot, at least no worse than a pick. The opposite is true, however.
Play the Jays as the underdog at their temporary home in Buffalo.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Toronto +105
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