Blue Jays at Yankees 7/12/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees
MLB: 7:05 PM EST
Jul. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : NYY -278 Total 11
In Friday night MLB action, the Toronto Blue Jays will travel to the Bronx to open up a series against the New York Yankees. Toronto is 23 games below .500 overall and will be sellers at the trade deadline with their eyes on the future. Rookie third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. flashed his tremendous potential in the Home Run Derby and will be a star for years to come.
Talented right-hander Aaron Sanchez (3-12 6.16 ERA) is trying to work his way through his most difficult season as a professional. Sanchez has lost eight straight starts and owns an ugly 1.75 WHIP.
The New York Yankees have survived several injuries to key players and are still managing to run away with the AL East Division. New York enters this series at 26 games above .500 overall and holds a 6.5 game lead over Tampa Bay. D.J. LeMahieu has been a hit-machine for the Yankees and leads the club with a .336 batting average.
Twenty-six year old righty Domingo German (10-2 3.67 ERA) will get the nod for the Yankees in this matchup. Through 76 innings, German has fanned 83 batters and sports an impressive 1.09 WHIP.
Recent Betting Trends:
Blue Jays are 3-13 in their last 16 during game 1 of a series.
Yankees are 37-14 in their last 51 during game 1 of a series.
Over is 20-8-3 in Blue Jays last 31 vs. a team with a winning record.
Over is 4-1 in Yankees last 5 home games.
Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in New York.
Free Betting Pick: New York Yankees -1.5 (-145)
New York OF Giancarlo Stanton (knee) is unlikely to return at any point this month Through 91 games, Toronto ranks 25th in OPS and 22nd in runs scored. For the season, New York ranks 5th in OPS and 3rd in runs scored. Look for the Yankees to power their way to an easy victory on Friday. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win 8-4.