Yankees vs Blue Jays Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Saturday, August 20

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On Saturday, the Toronto Blue Jays (64-54) are visiting the New York Yankees (73-47), at 1:05 PM ET. The Blue Jays have taken three in a row. The Yankees will hand the ball to Gerrit Cole (9-5), and the Blue Jays will counter with Mitch White (0-3).

Oddsmakers have made the Yankees a decent moneyline favorite (-180) at home over the Blue Jays (+152). The contest has a total set at 7.5.

Yankees vs. Blue Jays Odds

Run Line

New York Yankees (-1.5)

Moneyline

Yankees (-180)

Total

7.5 Runs (Over: -116, Under: -104)

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

  • Game Day: Saturday, August 20, 2022
  • Game Time: 1:05 PM ET
  • Location: The Bronx, New York
  • Stadium: Yankee Stadium

Yankees Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Giancarlo Stanton 10 Day Injury List Achilles
Harrison Bader 10 Day Injury List Foot
Matt Carpenter 10 Day Injury List Foot
Clay Holmes 15 Day Injury List Back
Michael King 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Luis Severino 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Chad Green 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Miguel Castro 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Zack Britton 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Stephen Ridings 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Derek Dietrich Suspended List Suspension

Blue Jays Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Tim Mayza 15 Day Injury List Shoulder
Hyun-Jin Ryu 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Nate Pearson 60 Day Injury List Back
Julian Merryweather 60 Day Injury List Oblique
Tayler Saucedo 60 Day Injury List Hip
George Springer Day-to-day Knee
Matt Peacock Minors Illness

Last Time Out: Yankees and Blue Jays

Yesterday, the Blue Jays picked up a 4-0 victory over the Yankees, with Kevin Gausman (7.00 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 7 K) earning the win for the Blue Jays. Teoscar Hernandez went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead the offensive attack. Jameson Taillon (5.00 IP, 3 R, 6 H, 5 K) picked up the loss for the Yankees.

Betting Trends

Yankees Betting Records and Team Stats

The Yankees have been favorites in 110 games this season and won 69 (62.7%) of those contests. New York has a record of 41-13, a 75.9% win rate, when favored by -180 or more by oddsmakers this season. The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 64.3% chance of a victory for the Yankees. New York’s games have gone over the total in 58 of their 120 chances. The Yankees have an ATS record of 52-68-0 in 120 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Aaron Judge 116 .293 (20) .392 (6) .658 (1) 9.0% (1) 25.3% (124) 13.5% (7)
Anthony Rizzo 109 .220 (130) .336 (64) .495 (19) 6.2% (5) 18.6% (62) 11.3% (25)
DJ LeMahieu 108 .279 (34) .379 (10) .414 (81) 2.6% (90) 13.1% (17) 13.1% (8)
Andrew Benintendi 114 .298 (16) .372 (15) .382 (115) 0.6% (140) 15.1% (29) 10.6% (38)
Gleyber Torres 109 .247 (93) .297 (122) .433 (64) 4.0% (38) 21.5% (89) 6.1% (118)

Blue Jays Betting Records and Team Stats

The Blue Jays have been chosen as underdogs in 20 games this year and have walked away with the win nine times (45%) in those games. Toronto has played as an underdog of +152 or more just one time this year and came away with a loss in that game. The Blue Jays have an implied victory probability of 39.7% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup. Toronto’s games have gone over the total in 60 of their 118 opportunities. The Blue Jays have posted a record of 54-64-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 117 .282 (31) .351 (36) .509 (14) 5.1% (19) 16.4% (43) 8.9% (71)
George Springer 93 .267 (50) .343 (52) .477 (27) 4.5% (29) 18.3% (59) 9.3% (59)
Alejandro Kirk 105 .304 (8) .384 (7) .455 (45) 3.0% (74) 10.4% (4) 10.9% (32)
Bo Bichette 116 .258 (73) .298 (121) .423 (73) 3.4% (59) 24.9% (120) 5.5% (129)
Matt Chapman 112 .235 (115) .313 (104) .459 (40) 5.2% (16) 27.4% (135) 9.1% (63)

Yankees vs. Blue Jays Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for this matchup is the Yankees to emerge victorious (-180 on the moneyline), while we predict the total score will go over the total (7.5 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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