Blue Jays vs Yankees Prediction MLB Picks Free 4/17

Blue Jays vs Yankees Prediction MLB Picks Free 4/17

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MLB Preview and Prediction: New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Get ready for an intense showdown as the New York Yankees face off against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. With both teams hungry for a win, expect a fiercely competitive battle on the diamond.


Game Overview:

  • Date: April 17, 2024
  • Time: 12:07 PM
  • Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Line: TOR -115
  • Over/Under: 8.5


Team Breakdown:

New York Yankees:

The New York Yankees enter the game with a solid 12-5 record, looking to bounce back after a recent loss. With their powerful lineup and strong pitching staff, the Yankees are confident in their ability to secure a victory against the Blue Jays.

Pitching Analysis:

Marcus Stroman takes the mound for the Yankees, boasting a 1-1 record with a stellar 2.12 ERA. Stroman has been a reliable presence on the mound, consistently delivering quality starts and keeping opposing hitters at bay.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Giancarlo Stanton (4 HR)
  • Batting Average: Anthony Volpe (.373 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Juan Soto (15 RBI)

With sluggers like Giancarlo Stanton and consistent performers like Anthony Volpe leading the way, the Yankees' offense has the firepower to produce runs and provide ample support for their pitching staff.


Toronto Blue Jays:

The Toronto Blue Jays come into the game with a respectable 9-8 record, riding a three-game winning streak. With their home-field advantage, the Blue Jays aim to continue their winning ways and secure another victory against the Yankees.

Pitching Analysis:

Kevin Gausman gets the start for the Blue Jays, but he's struggled early in the season with a 0-2 record and an elevated 11.57 ERA. The Blue Jays will need Gausman to rediscover his form and deliver a strong performance against the Yankees.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (3 HR)
  • Batting Average: Justin Turner (.362 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Justin Turner (8 RBI)

With hitters like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Justin Turner leading the charge, the Blue Jays' lineup has the potential to generate offense and put pressure on the Yankees' pitching staff.


Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
NYY (12-5) -105 o8.5 (+110) -1.5 (+160)
TOR (9-8) -115 u8.5 (-130) +1.5 (-190)



In this matchup, we predict the New York Yankees to emerge victorious. Here's why:

The Yankees have a significant advantage on the mound with Marcus Stroman, who has been exceptional with his 2.12 ERA. Facing a struggling Kevin Gausman, the Yankees' offense should have opportunities to score runs and provide ample run support for Stroman.

Offensively, the Yankees boast a formidable lineup led by Giancarlo Stanton and Anthony Volpe, capable of capitalizing on Gausman's struggles. With their pitching advantage and potent offense, the Yankees are primed to secure a win in this contest.

Pick: New York Yankees ML -105

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