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

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The New York Yankees (73-45) will host the Toronto Blue Jays (62-54), Thursday at 7:05 PM ET, in a matchup of AL East rivals. Frankie Montas (4-9) will start for the Yankees, and Jose Berrios (8-5) for the Blue Jays.

Bookmakers have made the Yankees a decent moneyline favorite (-143) at home over the Blue Jays (+123). The game has an over/under set at 8.5 runs.

Yankees vs. Blue Jays Odds

Run Line

New York Yankees (-1.5)

Moneyline

Yankees (-143)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -108, Under: -112)

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

  • Game Day: Thursday, August 18, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:05 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
DJ LeMahieu Day-to-day Toe
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
Matt Peacock Minors Illness

Last Time Out: Yankees and Blue Jays

The Yankees won their most recent game against the Rays yesterday by an 8-7 score. Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBI to lead them offensively. Aroldis Chapman picked up the win on the strength of zero innings, giving up two earned runs on one hit while striking out one.

The Blue Jays took down the Orioles 6-1 yesterday. Alejandro Kirk led the way offensively after going 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI, and Yimi Garcia got the win, pitching zero innings without giving up a hit or an earned run while striking out one.

Betting Trends

Yankees Betting Records and Team Stats

This season, the Yankees have been favored 109 times and won 69, or 63.3%, of those games. New York has a record of 55-31, a 64% win rate, when favored by -143 or more by bookmakers this season. The implied probability of a win from the Yankees, based on the moneyline, is 58.8%. New York and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 57 of their 118 opportunities. The Yankees are 52-66-0 against the spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Aaron Judge 114 .297 (16) .396 (5) .667 (1) 9.1% (1) 25.4% (125) 13.5% (8)
Anthony Rizzo 107 .216 (134) .333 (69) .493 (20) 6.3% (5) 18.2% (56) 11.3% (28)
DJ LeMahieu 106 .281 (32) .382 (9) .418 (78) 2.6% (89) 12.9% (15) 13.3% (9)
Andrew Benintendi 112 .304 (10) .378 (11) .390 (105) 0.6% (139) 14.7% (22) 10.8% (39)
Gleyber Torres 107 .249 (91) .299 (123) .438 (58) 4.0% (38) 21.1% (85) 6.2% (116)

Blue Jays Betting Records and Team Stats

The Blue Jays have been chosen as underdogs in 19 games this year and have walked away with the win eight times (42.1%) in those games. This season, Toronto has been victorious six times in eight chances when named as an underdog of at least +123 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Blue Jays have a 44.8% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Toronto and their opponents have hit the over in 59 of their 116 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season. The Blue Jays have an against the spread record of 52-64-0 in 116 games with a line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 115 .283 (30) .353 (36) .506 (15) 5.0% (20) 16.7% (47) 9.0% (69)
George Springer 92 .256 (73) .335 (66) .467 (31) 4.6% (25) 18.5% (61) 9.4% (55)
Alejandro Kirk 103 .297 (16) .380 (10) .448 (50) 3.1% (71) 10.1% (3) 11.1% (29)
Bo Bichette 114 .261 (66) .301 (119) .429 (67) 3.4% (59) 24.5% (113) 5.6% (127)
Matt Chapman 110 .235 (113) .315 (101) .462 (36) 5.3% (16) 27.8% (135) 9.3% (61)

Yankees vs. Blue Jays Picks and Predictions

Our best pick for Yankees vs. Blue Jays is the Yankees (-143 on the moneyline) as the pick to win. As for the total, we recommend betting on the over on 8.5 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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