Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees: 4/1/21 MLB Picks and Predictions
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New York Yankees (0-0) vs Toronto Blue Jays (0-0)
Game Info: Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Gerrit Cole (0-0) (0.00) vs Hyun Jin Ryu (0-0) (0.00)
Betting Odds: New York Yankees -165 / Toronto Blue Jays +152 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees face off in an opening day MLB showdown at Yankee Stadium.
These two teams will face off 19 times this season and like always, division games are ultra important.
Last season the Yankees had another strong regular season but were bounced in the playoffs by the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division series. This offseason was a quiet one for the Yankees as their only real big move was re-signing DJ LeMahieu. The team also brought in Clint Frazier and Jay Bruce.This is a team that should be once again led by Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge who are going to need the offense to be good.Miguel Anduar, Luke Voit and Justin Wilson are on the DL.
On the other side of this matchup is the Blue Jays who hope this will be the year they finally turn the corner and make a run for the top of the AL East. The core of this Blue Jays team is Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio and all signs point towards them taking a big step forward again this season. The Blue Jays also added George Springer and Marcus Sieman who are going to be leaned on heavily. Springer is out for this game as he deals with injury.
Hyun Jin Ryu will get the opening day start for the Blue Jays after finishing with five wins and two losses while posting an ERA of 2.69.
On the other side of this matchup is the Yankees who will send out Gerrit Cole who is going to be leaned on heavily this season. Last year, Cole finished the season with a 7-3 record overall and an ERA of 2.84.
The Blue Jays are 26-58 in the last 84 meetings in New York. The over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings played between the two teams. The over is 4-0 in the last four meetings played between the two teams in New York.
Cole had some bad outings last year and the Yankees shouldn’t be this big of favorites in this game. Take the value with the Blue Jays in this game.