Baseball betting trends for this afternoon’s series finale between the Jays and Yankees
The Yankees have had a tumultuous season but they still entered the week within arm’s reach of Boston in the American League East standings. And what does a desperate team on the playoff bubble need as the season comes down to crunch time? How about a Toronto Blue Jays team who haven’t won in the Bronx since Aug. 29 of last year and have just four wins at Yankee Stadium since the start of 2011.
New York has taken the first three meetings of this series which included a come from behind wins in Tuesday’s double header and the Yanks are favored -150 to complete the deal this afternoon. The total is O/U 9 and the starting pitchers are JA Happ (3-2, 4.93 ERA) and Andy Pettitte (8-9, 4.39 ERA). Here are a few more things to consider for today’s matchup.
In series finales at home the Yankees are 7-1 vs. Toronto with six of eight games going over the total.
The League is 1-18 since August 18, 2012 as a 140+ dog when they are off a game that was tied at the end of at least six separate innings and lost (Blue Jays) and it is not the first game of a series.
The Jays have shown an ability to put the brakes on for teams on a win streak and since 2004 Toronto has a 39-26 overall record vs. teams on a three-plus game run but the hex in Yankee Stadium makes this a bold spot to back Toronto. If you would like to take part in a “live” Blue Jays are Yankees blog then hop over to the EveryEdge sports betting forum.
Good luck with your plays today.