NY Yankees Poised to Sweep Blue Jays (08/19/2018)
Vegas Odds and MLB Picks: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees
The New York Yankees will attempt to cultivate their winning disposition and will look to notch their third consecutive victory as they get ready to resume hostilities with the Toronto Blue Jays. The two AL East division rivals are scheduled to compete in the finale of a three-game series with the contest set to be broadcasted by the TBS network Sunday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. ET and live from Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, NY.
The Yankees, who have dominated the rivalry winning 8 of the last 9 contests, enter this affair as a -235 home favorites, according to Bovada Sportsbook, with the total sitting on 8.5 runs. LH Ryan Borucki (2-2, 3.29 ERA) will attempt to get back into the win column as he takes his turn for the Blue Jays while LH J.A. Happ (13-9, 3.86 ERA) will look to notch his fourth consecutive victory as he gets the call in the finale for the Yankees.
Borucki was sharp in his first three starts after the All-Star break in a sequence in which he allowed two combined runs with a walk in 20 innings which is good for a stellar 0.90 ERA. The 24-year old lost his touch in his last two outings when he allowed eight combined runs across fifteen hits with seven walks and three strikeouts in nine innings. The Illinois native didn’t factor in the decision in his lone career start against New York on July 8.
Happ, who will face his old team for the first time since joining the Yankees, has been sharp for his new team by collecting three straight quality starts and three victories in as many games. The 35-year old threw seven scoreless innings with just one hit allowed with four free passes and four strikeouts in a 4-1 victory against the Rays back on Tuesday. The Illinois native is 1-0 with a 2.53 ERA in two-career starts against the Yankees.
Prediction: NY Yankees 6 – Toronto 2
Team record: 55-68 SU
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Toronto is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Toronto is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games
Team record: 77-46 SU
NY Yankees is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
NY Yankees is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Toronto
NY Yankees is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Toronto
Toronto home to Baltimore Monday, August 20
New York at Miami Tuesday, August 21