Yankees vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 21, 2023

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Yankees vs. Blue Jays Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 21, 2023

MLB Predictions

Expect a display of power when Aaron Judge (6 HR) and the New York Yankees (12-7) take on Matt Chapman (5 HR) and the Toronto Blue Jays (11-8) at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 PM ET live on Apple TV+. Judge and the Yankees are -133 favorites on the moneyline for the matchup.

New York’s Domingo German and Toronto’s Yusei Kikuchi have been named the starters for this contest.

Yankees vs. Blue Jays Odds

  • Yankees odds to win: -133
  • Blue Jays odds to win: +112
  • Spread: Yankees -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
  • Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • TV: Apple TV+

Who Will Win Yankees vs. Blue Jays?

Yankees and Blue Jays Betting Trends

The Yankees have put together a 12-6 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 66.7% of those games).

New York has a record of 10-5 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -133 or shorter (66.7% winning percentage).

The Blue Jays have won four of the seven games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Toronto has entered three games this season as the underdog by +112 or more and is 2-1 in those contests.

The Yankees have played in 19 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total seven times (7-12-0).

Games involving the Blue Jays have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in nine of 19 chances this season.

Yankees Stats & Insights

The Yankees are the 15th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.6 runs per game (88 total).

New York averages 1.4 home runs per game to rank fourth in MLB play with 27 total home runs.

The Yankees are 23rd in MLB with a .232 batting average.

New York strikes out nine times per game to rank 19th in MLB.

The Yankees pitching staff is third in MLB with a collective 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings.

New York’s 3.02 team ERA ranks third across all MLB pitching staffs.

Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays rank 16th in the majors with 87 total runs scored this season.

Toronto ranks 16th in Major League Baseball with 20 home runs.

The Blue Jays have a team batting average of .263 this season, which ranks fifth among MLB teams.

Toronto ranks eighth in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.1 Ks per contest.

The Blue Jays average 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, 10th-most in the league.

Toronto has pitched to a 4.90 ERA this season, which ranks 21st in baseball.

Yankees Key Players to Watch

German (1-1) gets the starting nod for the Yankees in his fourth start of the season. He’s put together a 3.86 ERA in 14 2/3 innings pitched, with 19 strikeouts.

Judge leads New York in home runs with six and runs batted in with 11.

Anthony Rizzo leads New York in batting with a .344 average while slugging four homers and driving in 10 runs.

Gleyber Torres is slashing .250/.395/.417 this season for the Yankees.

DJ LeMahieu has 14 hits and an OBP of .344 to go with a slugging percentage of .482 this season.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

Kikuchi (2-0) will take to the mound for the Blue Jays and make his fourth start of the season.

Chapman has accumulated a team-best batting average of .397, while leading the Blue Jays in home runs (five) and runs batted in (17).

Bo Bichette is hitting .354 with four doubles, four home runs and three walks.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has a double, three home runs and nine walks while batting .338.

George Springer is hitting .208 with three home runs and seven walks.

Yankees and Blue Jays Injuries

Yankees: Giancarlo Stanton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Josh Donaldson: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Ben Rortvedt: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Harrison Bader: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Jonathan Loaisiga: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Lou Trivino: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Carlos Rodón: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Luis Severino: 15 Day IL (Lat), Luis Gil: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Frankie Montás: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Scott Effross: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tommy Kahnle: 60 Day IL (Biceps)

Blue Jays: Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Yankees vs. Blue Jays Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Yankees 4, Blue Jays 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8.5 runs
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