Blue Jays vs. Yankees Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, May 15, 2023

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Blue Jays vs. Yankees Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, May 15, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Toronto Blue Jays (24-16) will put their three-game win streak to the test when they host the New York Yankees (23-19) Monday at 7:07 PM ET on MLB Network. Bookmakers consider the Blue Jays -153 favorites to extend their streak, while the Yankees are +131 underdogs looking for the upset.

Alek Manoah will get the ball for Toronto while New York will counter with Jimmy Cordero.

Blue Jays vs. Yankees Odds

  • Blue Jays odds to win: -153
  • Yankees odds to win: +131
  • Spread: Blue Jays -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, May 15, 2023
  • Time: 7:07 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network

Who Will Win Blue Jays vs. Yankees?

Blue Jays and Yankees Betting Trends

The Blue Jays have an 18-10 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 64.3% of those games).

When playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -153 or shorter, Toronto has a 10-4 record (winning 71.4% of its games).

This season, the Yankees have been the underdog 11 times and won three, or 27.3%, of those games.

New York is 1-5 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +131 or more on the moneyline.

The Blue Jays have had an over/under set by oddsmakers 40 times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in 18 of those games (18-20-2).

The Yankees’ games have gone over the total in 19 of their 42 chances.

Blue Jays Stats & Insights

The Blue Jays are the 10th-highest scoring team in baseball, averaging 4.8 runs per game (192 total).

Toronto is 16th in MLB play with 44 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

The Blue Jays are eighth in the majors with a .258 batting average.

Toronto strikes out 8.2 times per game, the seventh-best average in the majors.

The 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Blue Jays pitching staff ranks fifth in MLB.

Toronto has the 13th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (3.94).

Yankees Stats & Insights

The Yankees are among the highest scoring teams in the majors, ranking 10th with 192 total runs this season.

New York has hit 60 homers this season, which ranks fifth in the majors.

The Yankees have a team batting average of .238 this season, which ranks 20th among MLB teams.

New York is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking ninth with an average of eight strikeouts per game.

The Yankees average 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, fifth-most in the league.

New York pitchers have a combined ERA of 3.92 ERA this year, which ranks 12th in MLB.

Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

Manoah (1-3 with a 4.83 ERA and 32 strikeouts in 41 2/3 innings pitched) makes the start for the Blue Jays, his ninth of the season.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been key for Toronto with seven home runs, 24 RBI and a batting average of .315 this season.

Bo Bichette leads Toronto in batting average (.320), home runs (eight) and runs batted in (26) this season.

Matt Chapman has 46 hits this season and a slash line of .317/.404/.538.

Daulton Varsho is batting .228 with an OBP of .305 and a slugging percentage of .407 this season.

Yankees Key Players to Watch

Cordero gets the nod for the Yankees and will make his first start of the season.

Gleyber Torres is hitting .250 with eight doubles, a triple, six home runs and 22 walks.

Anthony Rizzo’s nine home runs, 22 runs batted in and .312 batting average are all team-highs.

Aaron Judge is batting .261 with six doubles, eight home runs and 18 walks.

Anthony Volpe is batting .218 with three doubles, two triples, six home runs and 18 walks.

Blue Jays and Yankees Injuries

Blue Jays: Zach Pop: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Adam Cimber: 15 Day IL (Rhomboid), Mitchell White: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Day IL (Undisclosed), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

Yankees: Josh Donaldson: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Giancarlo Stanton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Oswald Peraza: 10 Day IL (Ankle), Carlos Rodón: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Luis Severino: 15 Day IL (Lat), Jonathan Loaisiga: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Lou Trivino: 60 Day IL (Elbow), 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: Blue Jays 6, Yankees 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 9.5 runs
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