New York vs Toronto MLB Betting Preview
The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays will play the second game of their weekend series on Tuesday night. The Yankees (24-25) have slipped past Tampa Bay into fourth place in the American League East by taking two of three from the Rays over the weekend. The Blue Jays (26-26) are in third place in the American League East and just took two of three from Boston over the weekend. The two teams met last week at Yankee Stadium, with Toronto taking two of three. Find the latest MLB betting lines here.
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays MLB Betting Preview
When: Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 7:07 PM Eastern time
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto
TV: YES, SNET
Radio: SportsNet 590 AM Toronto
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: C.C. Sabathia (3-3, 2.83 ERA) (NY) vs J.A. Happ (6-2, 3.20 ERA) (TOR)
Why should you bet on New York?
Sabathia was the lone winner for the Pinstripes last week against Toronto, posting seven scoreless innings and fanning seven Blue Jays while only allowing one walk and two base hits. Plenty of Yankees have had success against Blue Jays’ starter J.A. Happ (Carlos Beltran: .316, 1 HR; Jacoby Ellsbury, .308; Didi Gregorius, .333; Brett Gardner, .294, 1 HR; Aaron Hicks, .375, 1 HR; Ronald Torreyes, .667). More importantly, the Yankees have started to hit — and hit at the right time. On Sunday, the Yankees got their first win in a game in which they only had one hit since 1914. Starlin Castro slammed a two-run shot against Tampa Bay in the seventh inning after Brett Gardner had drawn a walk. How did it happen in 1914? The Yankees beat Cleveland in a six-inning doubleheader nightcap (back before the era of stadium lights), thanks to a single by Charlie Mullen.
Why should you put your money on the Blue Jays?
Happ has gone seven or more innings and permitted no more than three hits in both of his last two starts. Only three other Toronto pitchers have done that in the last two seasons (Marco Estrada and David Price). While Sabathia has pitched well against such Blue Jay notables as Jose Bautista (.174), Kevin Pillar (.375), Ezequiel Carrera (.333) and Josh Thole (.333) have had some success hitting against him. Also, the Blue Jays have done some clutch hitting of their own, as their Saturday win over the Red Sox saw them come back from a four-run deficit in the eighth and a one-run deficit in the ninth.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I think the Blue Jays will find some ways to get to Sabathia, seeing him again so soon. I’m predicting a 5-3 Toronto win.