New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 21 (8/21): MLB

New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 21 (8/21): MLB

Credit: photo by  Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 1:35 p.m. EST
Blue Jays money line -105
Blue Jays run line +1.5 (-225)
Yankees money line -115
Yankees run line -1.5 (+185)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays
Record 73-48 65-54
Home / road record 42-20 29-29
Last 10 record 2-8 5-5
Streak L3 W4
Over / under record 57-59-5 61-56-1
Runs / game 5.06 4.72
Runs allowed / game 3.52 4.23

 

Preview

The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays will play the 4th game of the series at the Yankee Stadium on Thursday. The Blue Jays got the win again 5-2 on Saturday's game to secured the series and the frustated Yankees have now lost 15 of their last 19 games.

 

New York Yankees

The Yankees get here with a 73-48 record and have lost 6 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 5.06 runs per game. They're batting for .244 AVG, 591 runs scored in 919 hits and 190 home runs, ranking #2 in offense in the league, behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. Aaron Judge leads the team and is batting for .301 with 45 home runs and 99 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 3.52 runs per game and rank #3 in the league. All-Star Nestor Cortes leads the pitching staff with a 2.74 ERA, 128 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded with the Yanks.

Probable Pitcher:

Nestor Cortes (9-4, 2.74 ERA) will be on the mound for the Yankees in the 4th game of the series. Cortes took the defeat Tuesday against Tampa Bay, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out three in seven innings. He has a 1-2 record with an ERA of 4.15 and 28 strikeouts in 9 appearances against the Blue Jays in his career.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays get here with a 65-54 record and have won their last 4 games. The team is averaging 4.72 runs per game and they're batting for .265 AVG, have 533 runs scored in 1015 hits and 145 home runs, ranking #6 in offense in the league behind the Atlanta Braves. Vladimir Guerrero Jr leads the team with .285 ERA, 69 RBI and 23 home runs. Lourdes Gurriel Jr is batting for .309 AVG.

Defensively as they are allowing 4.23 runs per game and rank #16 in the league. All-Star Alek Manoah leads the team with a 2.71 ERA and 131 strikeouts recording 12 wins for the Jays.

Probable Pitcher:

Alek Manoah (12-6, 2.71 ERA) will be on the mound for the Blue Jays in the 4th game of the series. Manoah took the loss Tuesday, giving up four runs on four hits and four walks over 5.2 innings as the Blue Jays fell 4-2 to the Orioles. He struck out seven. He has a 2-1 record with an ERA of 2.48 and 30 strikeouts in 5 appearances against the Yankees in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto's last 9 games on the road.

Toronto are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 9 games.

NY Yankees are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.

NY Yankees are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games at home.

Prediction

The Yankees continue to struggle as they have lost 8 of their last 10 games and 12 of their last 17 against the Blue Jays. For this game they'll send Nestor Cortes to the mound who has struggled lately and the Yankees have lost in his last 3 starts. Alek Manoah will take the mound for the Blue Jays who has also been struggling lately and the Blue Jays have lost in 3 of his last 4 starts. The Yankees are on a bad moment right now having lost 15 of their last 19 games so it's hard to trust them even at home where they have lost 7 of their last 8 games. Take the Blue Jays.

PICK: Blue Jays ML (-105)

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