Blue Jays vs Yankees Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/16

Blue Jays vs Yankees Prediction MLB Picks Today 4/16

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

Get ready for an exciting matchup as the New York Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. With both teams looking to assert their dominance, this game promises high-stakes baseball action.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: April 16, 2024
  • Time: 4:07 PM
  • Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
  • Line: NYY -115
  • Over/Under: 8.5

Team Breakdown:

New York Yankees:

The New York Yankees enter the game with an impressive 12-4 record, including an 8-2 record on the road. With a lineup packed with power hitters and strong pitching, the Yankees are a formidable force in the league.

Pitching Analysis:

Carlos Rodon gets the start for the Yankees, boasting a 1-0 record and a stellar 1.72 ERA. Rodon has been dominant on the mound, limiting opposing hitters and giving his team a chance to win every time he pitches.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Giancarlo Stanton (4 HR)
  • Batting Average: Anthony Volpe (.382 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Juan Soto (15 RBI)

With power hitters like Giancarlo Stanton and consistent performers like Anthony Volpe leading the way, the Yankees' offense has the firepower to put runs on the board.

Toronto Blue Jays:

The Toronto Blue Jays come into the game with an even 8-8 record, looking to gain momentum after a mixed start to the season. With home-field advantage, the Blue Jays aim to defend their turf against the formidable Yankees.

Pitching Analysis:

Yusei Kikuchi takes the mound for the Blue Jays, with a 0-1 record and a respectable 2.30 ERA. Kikuchi has the ability to keep opposing hitters off balance with his repertoire of pitches.

Batting Leaders:

  • Home Runs: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (3 HR)
  • Batting Average: Justin Turner (.386 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Justin Turner (8 RBI)

With power hitters like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and consistent performers like Justin Turner, the Blue Jays' lineup has the potential to generate offense and support their pitching staff.

 

Game Odds:

Team ML Total Spread
NYY (12-4) -115 o8.5 (-115) -1.5 (+145)
TOR (8-8) +110 u8.5 (-105) +1.5 (-175)

 

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict the under of 8.5 runs as the favorable pick. Here's why:

Both starting pitchers, Carlos Rodon for the Yankees and Yusei Kikuchi for the Blue Jays, have been dominating opposing offenses. Rodon boasts an impressive 1.72 ERA, while Kikuchi holds a solid 2.30 ERA. With two strong left-handed pitchers on the mound, runs are expected to be scarce.

Considering the pitching prowess of both starters and the potential for a low-scoring affair, taking the under of 8.5 runs is the wise choice for this game.

Pick: Under 8.5 runs

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