The Toronto Blue Jays (57-67) and New York Yankees (64-59) will open up a four-game American League East series Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET
Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees
Toronto has alternated wins and losses over its last four games, as it looks to bounce back from a 2-1 setback to the Tampa Bay Rays as +147 road underdogs Sunday, while going UNDER the betting total for the sixth time in seven contests. The Blue Jays have lost their last nine games at this ballpark—a streak that will likely continue due to Tuesday’s pitching matchup. Toronto is 6-5 after an off day this season, with the OVER cashing in six of those opportunities.
Blue Jays starting pitcher Esmil Rogers (3-7, 4.91 ERA) didn’t earn a decision in a 4-3 home victory over the Boston Red Sox last time out, as he allowed a single run and five hits over six frames. The right-hander is 2-4 with a 4.86 ERA in 17 road games (seven starts), with opposing hitters batting .308 against him. In seven career relief appearances versus the Yankees, Rogers has compiled a 0-1 record and 2.16 ERA.
New York returns home after taking two of three games against the Boston Red Sox, including a 9-6 victory as +113 road underdogs on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, while going OVER the betting total for the fifth time in six contests. The Yankees have outscored the Blue Jays by a 47-25 margin during their current winning streak in this series when playing in front of the home fans. New York is 24-22 versus division opponents this season, with the UNDER going 23-19-4 in that situation.
Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova (6-4, 2.99 ERA) has led the club to three consecutive victories, including a 11-3 home victory over the Los Angeles Angels last time out, as he allowed three runs and 10 hits over 7.1 frames. The right-hander is 4-2 with a 2.53 ERA in nine home games (eight starts), surrendering two home runs in 57 combined innings. In nine career games (eight starts) versus the Blue Jays, Nova has tallied a 3-2 record and 4.60 ERA.
Sports bettors will likely play the total in this affair, as the OVER is 5-1 in the Yankees’ last six home games.