New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction MLB Picks 4/17/24

Toronto Blue Jays (9-8) vs New York Yankees (12-5)

Game Info: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 3:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

Kevin Gausman (0-2) (11.57) vs Marcus Stroman (1-1) (2.12)

Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays +102 / New York Yankees -120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: YES Stream the MLB Game of the Day all season on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays meet Wednesday in MLB action from Rogers Centre. Here’s a Yankees vs Blue Jays prediction. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The New York Yankees recent form and player performance

• The Toronto Blue Jays recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the New York Yankees

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Toronto Blue Jays

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Yankees and Blue Jays

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Yankees vs Blue Jays game

New York Yankees Betting Preview

The Yankees were able to win two of three games versus the Cleveland Guardians over the weekend, then fell 3-1 to Toronto on Monday. In game two New York had a brief lead early but ultimately fell 5-4. Starter Carlos Rodon lasted 4.0 innings with three earned on five hits and four walks. Jose Trevino managed three RBI.

Marcus Stroman will take the mound for the Yankees in the Wednesday starting pitcher role. In his three starts so far Stroman is 1-1 with a 2.12 ERA and 17 Ks in 17.0 innings. Stroman is 78-77 with a 3.63 ERA in 234 games (226 starts).

Toronto Blue Jays Betting Preview

Over on the Blue Jays’ side, they also took two of three in their weekend series, theirs versus the Colorado Rockies. On Tuesday versus New York, Toronto got two hits, two walks and two RBI from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Yusei Kikuchi put up 6.0 innings with one earned on four hits and a walk as starter.

It’ll be Kevin Gausman in the starting pitcher slot for the Jays on Wednesday. This year Gausman is 0-2 with an 11.57 ERA in three starts. He’s got 10 Ks in 9.1 innings. Gausman has a career record of 88-93 with a 3.89 ERA in 301 games (262 starts).

Toronto Blue Jays Player Prop Facts

  • Bo Bichette has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 13 appearances with the Blue Jays as home underdogs against the Yankees.
  • Cavan Biggio has scored at least one run in each of his last four home appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Danny Jansen has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances with the Blue Jays as underdogs against the Yankees.
  • Danny Jansen has recorded at least one RBI in six of his last seven appearances in day games against AL East teams that held a winning record.
  • Bo Bichette has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 13 appearances with the Blue Jays as home underdogs against the Yankees.
  • Justin Turner has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight home appearances against opponents that held a winning record.

New York Yankees Player Prop Facts

  • Giancarlo Stanton has hit a home run in each of the Yankees' last two games as favorites against the Blue Jays.
  • Gleyber Torres has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 14 appearances with the Yankees as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Anthony Rizzo has scored a run in each of his last six appearances in day games against AL East teams that held a winning record.
  • Oswaldo Cabrera has recorded at least one RBI in five of the Yankees' last six games against AL opponents.
  • Aaron Judge has recorded a Double in three of the Yankees' last four games as road favorites.
  • Marcus Stroman has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last eight Wednesday appearances in day games.
  • Gleyber Torres has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 14 appearances with the Yankees as favorites against AL opponents.
  • DJ LeMahieu has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven appearances with the Yankees as favorites against AL opponents.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Toronto Blue Jays rank 29th in the league for home runs allowed this season (27).
  • The Toronto Blue Jays rank T28th in the league for triples this season (0).
  • The New York Yankees rank 1st in the league for walks this season (88).
  • The New York Yankees rank 2nd in the league for opponent batting average this season (.218).

Yankees vs Blue Jays Prediction

I’ll lean toward the Yankees. Stroman wasn’t great in his last start versus the Marlins though, so he’ll need a better effort here. In that one Stroman put up four earned on four hits and four walks in 5.0 innings during a loss. As for Gausman, he’s given up 11 earned runs in 5.0 innings over his last two starts—both losses.

On Tuesday New York had a pretty muted offensive effort despite six different players getting on base. Anthony Volpe, Anthony Rizzo and Aaron Judge went a combined 0-for-12. The Yankees really need their big bats to come around in the finale—along with a solid pitching effort—in order to avoid a sweep.

Andrew’s Pick New York Yankees -120

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

MLB Best Bets for Today Picks & Predictions Tuesday 6/25/24 | 7 Picks in 5 Minutes

18+ Has gambling become a problem for you? Call the National Problem Gambling Hotline.
1-800-522-4700 | ncpgambling.org

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.

Dismiss