Toronto at NY Yankees Tuesday MLB Odds & Expert Pick

Posted by Peter Boysen on July 3, 2017 in

In the American League East, the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees will meet Tuesday in the middle game of a three game series. Heading into Sunday’s series finale against the Red Sox, Toronto was 8.5 games back, with a 37-43 record. The Blue Jays lost three straight games before Sunday.

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The New York Yankees have lost their lead in the American League East, and are now looking up at Boston. The Yankees are 43-36 on the season, 2 games ahead of the third place Tampa Bay Rays. The New York Yankees are small favorites in this game over Toronto. You can bet the Yankees are -135 over the Blue Jays.

Toronto at NY Yankees Tuesday MLB Odds & Expert Pick

When: Tuesday July 4, 2017; 12:05pm CT
Where: Yankee Stadium; Bronx, NY
TV: SNET (Toronto) / YES (NY)
Radio: SN590 (Toronto) / WFAN 660 (NY)
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MLB Odds: New York Yankees -135

Why Bet on Toronto Blue Jays?

The Toronto Blue Jays have been a mess in 2017. The Blue Jays are 17-22 on the road, and overall, have been outscored by 31 runs. The Blue Jays came into Sunday as losers of 7 out of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays scored just 5 total runs in their most recent three game losing streak.

The offense for the Blue Jays has not been nearly what it has been in seasons past. The Blue Jays are 26th in runs scored, and 23rd in batting average. Justin Smoak is having a career season for Toronto. The slugger is hitting .300, with 22 bombs, and 52 runs batted in.

The Yankees are MLB odds favorites against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Why Bet on New York Yankees?

After a red hot start, the New York Yankees have cooled down quite a bit. Most recently, the Yankees have dropped 6 out of their last 10 games. The Yankees come into this series with a 24-13 home record. New York is second in the American League in run differential. The Yankees have scored 451 runs, and allowed 340.

Offensively, Aaron Judge has been the man for New York. The likely Rookie of the Year, and possible Most Valuable Player is hitting .325 on the season, and has also added 27 homeruns and drove in 62 runs. The Yankees are batting .270 as a team, and have a team earned run average of 3.88.

Expert Pick & Prediction

The Toronto Blue Jays are going to send lefthander J.A. Happ to the hill in this game. Happ is 2- 5 on the season, with a 3.71 earned run average. Happ missed a good chunk of the beginning of the season with an injury. C.C. Sabathia, another lefthander will throw for the Yankees. Sabathia is 7-2 on the season, and holds a 3.46 earned run average.

Look for this to be a higher scoring game than both of these pitchers would like to see. Both pitchers can be had. Look for the Yankees to win this game at home over the Blue Jays. Bet on the New York Yankees -135 over the Toronto Blue Jays.