Blue Jays vs Yankees Prediction - MLB Picks 4/21/23

New York Yankees (12-7) vs Toronto Blue Jays (11-8)

Game Info: Friday, April 21, 2023 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Domingo German (1-1) (3.86) vs Yusei Kikuchi (2-0) (4.70)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -130 / Toronto Blue Jays +110 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays will play the New York Yankees in Game 1 of their series on Friday night at Yankee Stadium in New York.

Blue Jays Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays are 11-8 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Toronto is coming off of a series loss to the Astros, where they lost two out of three games. The Toronto pitching staff has a 4.90 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and a .252 opponent batting average this year. The Blue Jays offense has scored 87 runs with a .263 batting average and a .332 on base percentage. Matt Chapman is batting .397 with five home runs and 17 RBI’s for the Blue Jays. The projected starting pitcher for Toronto is Yusei Kikuchi, who is 2-0 with a 4.70 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 15.1 innings pitched this season.

Yankees Preview

The New York Yankees are 12-7 this season and they have won four of their last five games. New York is coming off of a series split with the Angels, where they won two out of the three games played. The New York pitching staff has a 3.02 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, and a .213 opponent batting average. The Yankees offense has scored 88 runs with a .232 batting average and a .319 on base percentage this season. Aaron Judge is batting .273 with six home runs and 11 RBI’s for the Yankees. The projected starting pitcher for New York is Domingo German, who is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP over 14.0 innings pitched this year.

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Toronto is 7-2 in their last 9 games against the AL East and 6-2 in their last 8 Friday games. The over is 3-1-1 in Toronto’s last 5 road games. New York is 4-1 in their last 5 games and 64-29 in their last 93 home games. The under is 5-1 in New York’s last 6 games. The under is 5-1 in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.


New York comes into this game off of a nice series win against the Angels, while Toronto has lost three of their last four games. New York will start Domingo German in this game, who has allowed two earned runs over his last 9.1 innings pitched. Toronto is starting Yusei Kikuchi, who has pitched well in two of his first three starts, but did allow six earned runs to the Angels. I like the Yankees at home. 

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