Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees - 9/17/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees - 9/17/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays (26-22) at New York Yankees (28-21)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Chase Anderson (0-1) (5.81) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (2-2) (3.16)

The Line: New York Yankees -200 / Toronto Blue Jays +184 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees meet Thursday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium. 

The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 48 hits and 27 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. have combined for 91 hits and 51 RBI. Chase Anderson gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 5.81 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Yankees.

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The New York Yankees look to build on their seven-game winning streak. The Yankees have scored 36 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Yankees have won nine of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 56 hits and 22 RBI while Luke Voit and Gio Urshela have combined for 79 hits and 68 RBI. Masahiro Tanaka gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.16 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. Tanaka is 13-5 with a 2.87 ERA and 128 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are 13-29 in their last 42 Thursday games, 17-8 in their last 25 games on grass and 15-36 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series. The Yankees are 73-26 in their last 99 home games, 37-14 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series and 82-39 in their last 121 games as a favorite. The over is 4-0 in Blue Jays last 4 road games. The over is 3-0-1 in Yankees last 4 Thursday games. The Blue Jays are 26-56 in the last 82 meetings in New York.

Chase Anderson has allowed 10 runs and 13 hits in his last 6.2 innings while Masahiro Tanaka has allowed five earned runs and 12 hits in his last 16.1 innings. Anderson isn't the pitcher you want to see on the hill against this Yankees lineup that's tearing the cover off the ball and should continue to with Stanton and Judge back in the lineup. I'm not stepping in front of the Yankees right now. Give me the Yanks and the RL for max betting value. 

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Randy’s Pick New York Yankees -1.5

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