Blue Jays vs Yankees Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Thursday, May 18

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The Toronto Blue Jays (25-18) will host the New York Yankees (25-20), in the final game of a four-game series, Thursday at 7:07 PM ET. Jose Berrios (3-3) will start for the Blue Jays, and Nestor Cortes Jr. (3-2) for the Yankees.

Sportsbooks have made the Blue Jays a decent moneyline favorite (-127) at home over the Yankees (+108). The game has an over/under set at 9 runs.

Blue Jays vs. Yankees Odds

Run Line

Toronto Blue Jays (-1.5)

Moneyline

Blue Jays (-127)

Total

9 Runs (Over: -103, Under: -118)

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When, Where, at What Time is Blue Jays vs. Yankees

  • Game Day: Thursday, May 18, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:07 PM ET
  • TV Channel: MLBN
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Stadium: Rogers Centre

Blue Jays Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Zach Pop 15-Day Injured List Hamstring
Adam Cimber 15-Day Injured List Back
Mitchell White 15-Day Injured List Elbow
Chad Green 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Hyun-Jin Ryu 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Day-to-day Knee
Matt Peacock Minors Illness

Yankees Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Giancarlo Stanton 10-Day Injured List Hamstring
Josh Donaldson 10-Day Injured List Hamstring
Oswald Peraza 10-Day Injured List Ankle
Ian Hamilton 15-Day Injured List Groin
Luis Severino 15-Day Injured List Back
Carlos Rodón 15-Day Injured List Elbow
Jonathan Loaisiga 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Scott Effross 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Tommy Kahnle 60-Day Injured List Bicep
Luis Gil 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Lou Trivino 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Frankie Montás 60-Day Injured List Shoulder

Last Time Out: Blue Jays and Yankees

These squads play again following the Blue Jays’ 3-0 victory over the Yankees yesterday. Jordan Romano (2.0 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K) picked up the win for the Blue Jays. Danny Jansen went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to lead the team on offense. Wandy Peralta (0.1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 K) took the loss on the mound for the Yankees.

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Blue Jays Betting Records and Team Stats

The Blue Jays have been favorites in 30 games this season and won 18 (60%) of those contests. This season, Toronto has won 14 of its 24 games, or 58.3%, when favored by at least -127 on the moneyline. Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Blue Jays have a 55.9% chance to win. Toronto and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 20 of their 43 opportunities. The Blue Jays are 23-20-0 against the spread in their 43 chances this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bo Bichette 43 .319 (5) .364 (41) .505 (36) 4.1% (48) 15.4% (28) 6.2% (141)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 40 .312 (8) .385 (17) .516 (25) 3.9% (54) 14.5% (20) 8.9% (87)
Matt Chapman 42 .318 (6) .402 (7) .529 (17) 2.8% (94) 25.7% (123) 11.2% (56)
Kevin Kiermaier 33 .327 (-) .387 (-) .522 (-) 2.4% (-) 18.5% (-) 8.1% (-)
George Springer 40 .221 (146) .287 (151) .319 (160) 2.8% (94) 16.3% (38) 7.9% (111)

Yankees Betting Records and Team Stats

The Yankees have been chosen as underdogs in 13 games this year and have walked away with the win five times (38.5%) in those games. New York has a win-loss record of 4-8 when favored by +108 or worse by oddsmakers this year. Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Yankees have a 48.1% chance of pulling out a win. New York’s games have gone over the total in 21 of their 45 opportunities. In 45 games with a line this season, the Yankees have a mark of 24-21-0 against the spread.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Gleyber Torres 43 .248 (101) .339 (75) .427 (80) 3.3% (80) 13.1% (16) 12.6% (32)
Anthony Rizzo 43 .302 (21) .390 (15) .512 (27) 4.8% (30) 20.3% (78) 9.6% (79)
Aaron Judge 35 .272 (63) .377 (25) .584 (4) 7.3% (4) 31.1% (162) 15.2% (12)
Anthony Volpe 44 .212 (157) .297 (141) .378 (124) 3.4% (71) 29.7% (155) 10.9% (59)
DJ LeMahieu 39 .270 (67) .342 (65) .447 (68) 3.2% (81) 26.6% (129) 8.9% (87)

Blue Jays vs. Yankees Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Blue Jays will pick up the win in this matchup, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-127). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see the final scoring winding up over the total (9 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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