Yankees vs Blue Jays Predictions: MLB Expert Picks and Betting Offers
Our MLB betting expert offers his best Yankees vs. Blue Jays predictions and picks for today’s series opener, which is scheduled for 7:06 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium.
The Big Bats are the star attraction as AL East contenders face off in New York. Toronto’s offense (20 points) has immense potential. But the Blue Jays are off to a 2-1 start after a 12-6 loss and pitching has been a problem from the start.
Alek Manoah takes the mound for Toronto and the 24-year-old powerhouse right-hander draws Jameson Taillon. Manoah won his previous start at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 8, striking out four in 5 2/3 innings. He also pitched six two-hit innings to beat the Yankees in his MLB debut.
Yankees vs. Blue Jays Predictions
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Capital “O” Offense
The Blue Jays are in offense mode with the second most runs this season and a .283 batting average.
The Yankees are free swingers, but the heart of their order is more dangerous than ever, headlining Giancarlo Stanton with five hits and a heat-seeking home run.
Taillon gave up 24 homers in 29 starts last season, but he’s prone to overusing his fastball and Toronto could be in for a treat.
Manoah mows them down
Manoah has a habit of missing bats in 20 starts as a rookie and the Yankees are bombed or busted offensively, relying on the thunder sticks of Stanton and Aaron Judge, as well as Anthony Rizzo (two HR this season) to keep base paths clear.
Manoah had a streak of 10 straight starts allowing four or fewer hits and went 2-0 with 11 K against the Yankees in 2021.
He had 5.5 or more strikeouts in 11 of his 20 starts as a rookie. Other books are increasingly stingy on bets on the scent of Manoah. FanDuel is down to -130 (as of Monday morning) on the 5.5K over.
Alek Manoah on 5.5 Ks
Vladimir Guerrero scores to start the season with five hits on 11 at bats. He also hits .429 for his career against Taillon with a home run and a double in seven abs.
Taillon didn’t retire Guerrero and could try to get around him if the opportunity arises, leading us to lean the bases total on hits or homers in this game.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr 3 or more total goals
Yankees vs Blue Jays Odds
Odds provided by BetMGM, accurate at time of publication, subject to change.
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|More than -110||blue jays||+1.5 (-215)||+100|
|Less than -110||Yankees||-1.5 (+175)||-125|
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