Blue Jays vs. Yankees Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 23, 2023

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Blue Jays vs. Yankees Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 23, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Toronto Blue Jays (12-9) and the New York Yankees (13-8) meet in the rubber match of a three-game series on Sunday at 1:35 PM ET. The Blue Jays are -135 favorites on the moneyline to win the series over the Yankees (+114).

Kevin Gausman will get the ball for Toronto while New York will counter with Clarke Schmidt.

Blue Jays vs. Yankees Odds

  • Blue Jays odds to win: -135
  • Yankees odds to win: +114
  • Spread: Blue Jays -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, April 23, 2023
  • Time: 1:35 PM ET
  • TV: YES

Who Will Win Blue Jays vs. Yankees?

Blue Jays and Yankees Betting Trends

The Blue Jays have won 58.3% of the games this season when they were favored on the moneyline (7-5).

Toronto has gone 5-3 (winning 62.5% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -135 or shorter.

The Yankees lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season.

New York has played as an underdog of +114 or more once this season and lost that game.

The Blue Jays have had an over/under set by bookmakers 21 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in nine of those games (9-10-2).

The Yankees and their opponents have gone over the total this season in seven of their 21 opportunities.

Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays rank 15th in runs scored with 95, 4.5 per game.

Toronto is 16th in MLB play with 23 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

The Blue Jays’ .259 batting average is seventh-best in MLB.

Toronto’s batters strike out 8.0 times per game, the seventh-fewest strikeouts in baseball.

The Blue Jays pitching staff ranks 12th in MLB with a collective 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings.

Toronto has the 19th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (4.65).

Yankees Stats & Insights

The Yankees rank 19th in the majors with 92 total runs scored this season.

New York’s 29 home runs rank fourth in Major League Baseball.

The Yankees have a team batting average of .229 this season, which ranks 23rd among MLB teams.

New York ranks 16th with an average of 8.7 strikeouts per game.

The Yankees average 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, fourth-most in the league.

New York has pitched to a 3.11 ERA this season, which ranks second in baseball.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

Gausman gets the start for the Blue Jays, his fifth of the season. He is 1-2 with a 3.65 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 24 2/3 innings pitched.

Matt Chapman leads Toronto in home runs with five, runs batted in with 17 and his batting average of .360 is also best on his team.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has collected 28 hits this season and has an OBP of .432. He’s slugging .519 on the year.

Bo Bichette has 31 hits this season and a slash line of .344/.379/.533.

George Springer is batting .209 with an OBP of .277 and a slugging percentage of .326 this season.

Yankees Key Players to Watch

Schmidt (0-1) will take the mound for the Yankees, his fifth start of the season.

Anthony Rizzo has put up a team-best batting average of .319.

Gleyber Torres has two doubles, a triple, two home runs and 16 walks while hitting .254.

Aaron Judge has accumulated a team-high six home runs and 11 runs batted in.

DJ LeMahieu is batting .250 with five doubles, a triple, two home runs and six walks.

Blue Jays and Yankees Injuries

Blue Jays: Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Santiago Espinal: day-to-day (Wrist/hand)

Yankees: Josh Donaldson: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Giancarlo Stanton: 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 vs. Yankees Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Yankees 5, Blue Jays 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs
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