New York Yankees Vs. Toronto Blue Jays odds, tips and betting trends

The New York Yankees (17-6) will try to build on a seven-game winning run on Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays (15-10), with first pitch at 7:07 PM ET at Rogers Center.

As the favorite, the Yankees (-138 moneyline odds to win) take the field at the Blue Jays (+117). The New York Yankees will give the start to Nestor Cortes Jr. (1-0, 5.52 ERA) looking for win No. 2 on the season, and the Blue Jays will counter with Yusei Kikuchi (0-1, 5.52).

The Yankees took down the Blue Jays 9-1 yesterday, with Jameson Taillon getting the win (6.0 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 4 K) and Aaron Judge leading the way offensively (going 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI). Adam Cimber (0.1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 1 K) took the loss for the Blue Jays.

Prepare for the Yankees vs. Blue Jays with what you need to know ahead of Wednesday’s baseball action.

New York Yankees Vs. Toronto Blue Jays Odds and Betting Lines

Major League Baseball odds courtesy of Typical Sportsbook. Odds updated Wednesday at 2:05 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Favorite: Yankees (-138, bet $ 138 to win $ 100)
  • Underdog: Blue Jays (+117, bet $ 100 to win $ 117)
  • Over / under: 8

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Yankees Stats and Trends

Yankees Betting Records

  • This season, the Yankees have been favored 21 times and won 15, or 71.4%, of those games.
  • New York has entered 18 games this season favored by -138 or more and is 13-5 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 58% chance of a victory for the Yankees.
  • New York’s games have gone over the total in nine of their 22 chances.
  • The Yankees are 13-9-0 against the spread this season.

Nestor Cortes Jr. (Yankees Probable Starter)

  • The Yankees’ Nestor Cortes Jr. (1-0) will make his fifth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw five innings against the Kansas City Royals, giving up one earned run while allowing eight hits.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched to a 1.31 ERA this season with 12.2 strikeouts per nine innings compared to 1.3 walks per nine across four games.
  • Cortes has pitched five or more innings in three straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • The Blue Jays are batting .244 this season, eighth in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .406 (fourth in the league) with 31 home runs.
  • The left-hander has allowed the Blue Jays to go 3-for-16 with two doubles in 4 1/3 innings this season.

Yankees Batting Stats

  • The Yankees’ 29 home runs rank third in Major League Baseball.
  • Hitters for the Yankees have a combined .406 slugging percentage this season, which ranks fourth in MLB.
  • New York has a team batting average of .243 this season, which ranks 10th among MLB teams.
  • The Yankees have scored 106 runs this season, which ranks sixth in MLB.
  • New York has an on-base percentage of .319 this season, which ranks eighth in the league.
  • The Yankees rank 16th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.5 whiffs per contest.

Blue Jays Stats and Trends

Blue Jays Betting Records

  • The Blue Jays have won in three of the seven contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • Toronto has a win-loss record of 2-1 when favored by +117 or worse by bookmakers this year.
  • The Blue Jays have an implied victory probability of 46.1% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Contests with Toronto have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in eight of 24 chances this season.
  • In 24 games with a line this season, the Blue Jays have a mark of 10-14-0 against the spread.

Yusei Kikuchi (Blue Jays Probable Starter)

  • Kikuchi gets the start for the Blue Jays, his fifth of the season. He is 0-1 with a 5.52 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last time out on Friday, the left-hander went 2 2/3 innings against the Houston Astros, allowing four earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 5.52, with 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings in four games this season. Opposing hitters have a .263 batting average against him.
  • Kikuchi heads into the matchup with one outing of five or more innings pitched this campaign.
  • The opposing Yankees offense has a collective .243 batting average, and is 11th in the league with 185 total hits and sixth in MLB action with 106 runs scored. They have the fourth-ranked slugging percentage (.406) and are third in all of MLB with 29 home runs.
  • In 3 1/3 innings over one appearance against the Yankees this season, Kikuchi has a 5.40 ERA and a 2,100 WHIP while his opponents are hitting .357.

Blue Jays Batting Stats

  • The Toronto Blue Jays average 1.2 home runs per game and have hit a league-high 31 home runs in total.
  • So far this season, the Blue Jays rank fourth in the league with a .406 slugging percentage.
  • Toronto is eighth in MLB with a .244 batting average.
  • The offense for the Blue Jays is the No. 18 offense in baseball scoring 3.8 runs per game (95 total runs).
  • Toronto’s .302 on-base percentage is 17th in the league.
  • The Blue Jays strike out 8.3 times per game to rank 19th in the league.

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