New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Best Odds and Preview for September 9, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 8, 2021, 11:46 pm

The Toronto Blue Jays (76-62) will look to sweep the New York Yankees (78-61) on Thursday at Yankee Stadium. The Blue Jays lead 3-0, but are underdogs (-101) against the Yankees (-117) in the matchup, which starts at 7:05 PM ET.

Nestor Cortes Jr. gets the starting nod for New York, and Jose Berrios is Toronto’s pick to start.

Best Odds for New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays in which the Yankees are currently the clear pick among bettors at regulated sportsbooks to claim victory.

Yankees vs Blue Jays Moneyline Action

Yankees vs Blue Jays Moneyline Action
Yankees Blue Jays
% of Bets 88% 12%
% of Stake 91% 9%

Yankees Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Yankees have come away with 64 wins in the 114 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
  • New York and their opponents have gone over in 58 of their 139 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Yankees have scored 598 runs (4.3 per game) this season, which ranks 21st in MLB.
  • New York has played as the favorite in 10 of its past 10 games and has gone 2-8 in those contests.
  • When it comes to the over/under, the Yankees and their opponents are 3-7 in their previous 10 games.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Cortes gets the start for the Yankees, his 10th of the season. He is 2-2 with a 2.67 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 67 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The lefty’s last time out came on Friday against the Orioles, when he went 5 2/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while allowing four hits.
  • In Cortes’ nine starts, his team is 7-2.
  • Cortes’ starts with a set total this season have gone over the run total in two of nine games.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Aaron Judge 125 .288 .373 .524 30 75 135
Joey Gallo 95 .223 .372 .490 25 55 69
Giancarlo Stanton 117 .268 .357 .487 26 73 114
Anthony Rizzo 92 .248 .342 .446 14 40 80
Anthony Rizzo 27 .265 .345 .429 4 14 26
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Blue Jays Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have won 26 of the 49 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (53.1%).
  • Toronto has combined with opponents to go over the total 62 times this season for a 62-75-1 record against the over/under.
  • The Blue Jays have the No. 5 offense in MLB action scoring 5.1 runs per game (704 total runs).
  • Toronto played three of its last 10 games as the moneyline underdog, and won all of them.
  • Over their last 10 matchups (all had set totals), the Blue Jays combined with their opponents to go over the run total three times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Berrios gets the start for the Blue Jays, his eighth of the season. He is 3-2 with a 3.79 ERA and 43 strikeouts in 38 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the Athletics, when he threw 6 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • Berrios’ team has compiled a 3-4 record over his seven starts.
  • Berrios has had seven starts that sportsbooks set a total for this season, and three of those matchups finished over the total.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 137 .320 .404 .605 41 99 164
George Springer 56 .260 .351 .567 16 35 54
Marcus Semien 138 .272 .341 .549 38 90 150
Alejandro Kirk 44 .279 .349 .504 7 22 36
Teoscar Hernández 118 .292 .340 .505 25 94 134

Pick for Yankees vs. Blue Jays

Our in-depth statistical analysis combined with the bet split data provided by regulated betting sites favors the Yankees to win over the Blue Jays.

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