Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Odds & Free Pick

April 12, 7:05 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Tor +110/NYY -120

After taking the first game of this four-game AL East series Monday night the Blue Jays go looking for more Tuesday night in the Bronx. It’ll be a battle of lefties as newcomer Yusei Kikuchi gets the call for Toronto here against Nestor Cortes for the Yankees.

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MLB Betting Odds

Tuesday’s baseball betting lines opened New York and Cortes at -115 over Toronto and Kikuchi, with an over/under of 10 runs. Early betting action then bumped the Yankees to -120 and dipped that total to nine.

Blue Jays-Yankees MLB Betting Preview

Toronto took the opener of this series Monday night 3-0. The Blue Jays got a homer and three hits from George Springer and six innings of one-hit, shutout ball from starter Alek Manoah, on their way toward victory. Toronto won Monday as a +105 underdog on the baseball betting dime line and the game played way under its total of nine runs. The Blue Jays opened this season by taking two of three games from the Rangers in Texas. Toronto is playing against a wins over/under this season of 91.5. New York opened this season by taking two of three games at home from Boston. The Yankees are also playing against a wins over/under of 91.5. Toronto took the season series from New York last year 11 games to eight.

Tuesday's Pitching Match-Up

Lefty Cortes hit 4/14 on quality starts last season, to go along with eight appearances in relief. On the whole Cortes posted a 2.90 ERA and a nice 1.08 WHIP through 93 innings last year, with 103 strikeouts against 25 walks. New York played 9-5 when Cortes started last season. In his only career start against Toronto, in September of last year, Cortes allowed two runs and six hits through six innings, with zero walks and five strikeouts. The Yankees lost that game 6-4. Fellow southpaw Kikuchi, by our strict standards, hit 11/29 on quality starts pitching for Seattle last year. On the whole he posted a 4.41 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP through 157 innings last season, with 163 K’s against 62 bases on balls. The Mariners played 14-15 with Kikuchi last year, although he probably deserved a little better. Over two starts last year against the Yankees Kikuchi gave up five runs and 12 hits through 10 innings, with 11 whiffs against six walks. Seattle split those two games.

MLB Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays played 47-33 on the road last season.
  • The Yankees played 46-35 at home last season.
  • The Blue Jays played 23-20 against left-handed starters last season.
  • The Yankees played 32-24 against left-handed starters last season.

Totals Report

The totals are split 2-2 in Blue Jays games this season. The unders are 3-1 in Yankees games this season. The unders played 43-34 at Yankee Stadium last season. The unders played 12-6 in Blue Jays-Yankees games last season.

Blue Jays at Yankees ML Prediction 4/12/22

We give Cortes the edge in the pitching match-up and while Toronto might own an edge with the sticks - New York’s only scored a total of 13 runs through its first four games - we give the Yankees the edge in the bullpen comparison. So we like New York to even-up this series Tuesday night.

Free Pick: 
Take NY Yankees -120