New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction MLB Picks 6/28/24

Toronto Blue Jays (36-43) vs New York Yankees (52-30)

Game Info: Friday, June 28, 2024 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)

Yusei Kikuchi (4-7) (4.00) vs Marcus Stroman (7-3) (3.25)

Betting Odds: Toronto Blue Jays +107 / New York Yankees -127 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

Starting Pitching Matchup

The New York Yankees will send out Marcus Stroman for the start here and Stroman is 7-3 with a 3.15 ERA and 67 strikeouts this season. In his career, Stroman is 0-0 with a 1.65 ERA and 9 strikeouts against the Blue Jays. The Toronto Blue Jays will send out Yusei Kikuchi for the start here and Kikuchi is 4-7 with a 4.00 ERA and 86 strikeouts this season. In his last five starts against the Yankees, Kikuchi is 3-0 with a 2.05 ERA and 31 strikeouts.

New York Yankees Recap

The New York Yankees come into this one looking to bounce back after starting the series with a 9-2 loss at the hands of the Blue Jays in Thursday’s opener. The loss put the Yankees at risk of yet another series loss after falling flat against the Mets, Braves, Orioles and Red Sox over the last two weeks.

Yankees Searching For Answers At The Dish

Going into Thursday’s opener, Juan Soto has 86 hits along with 12 doubles and 19 home runs with 57 RBIs to go along with a .303 batting average and .434 OBP. Aaron Judge has a team-high 30 home runs and 77 RBIs of his own along with a team-leading 23 doubles while also posting 88 strikeouts so far this season. Anthony Volpe’s added 90 hits with 6 home runs, 7 triples, 28 RBIs and a team-high 15 stolen bases as well this season. Giancarlo Stanton also has 18 home runs, 45 RBIs and 90 strikeouts this season.

Why the New York Yankees will win

  • The Blue Jays have lost each of their last eight games as home underdogs after playing the previous day.
  • The Yankees have won each of their last six Friday night games against American League opponents.
  • The Blue Jays have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games following a home win.
  • The Yankees have covered the run line in each of their last five Friday games as favorites.

Toronto Blue Jays Recap

The Toronto Blue Jays will try to keep the ball rolling after opening the set with their win over the Yankees, putting themselves in a great spot to build on their rain-shortened series split with the Boston Red Sox to start the week.

Blue Jays Trying To Get Back In The Hunt

Entering Thursday’s matchup, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 88 hits including 15 doubles, 10 home runs and 40 RBIs along with a .288 batting average and a .368 OBP. Daulton Varsho’s chipped in a team-high 11 home runs and 35 RBIs in addition to 14 doubles. Davis Schneider has a team-high 15 doubles while George Springer has a team-high 8 stolen bases. Varsho also has a team-high 68 strikeouts as well this season.

Why the Toronto Blue Jays will win

  • The Yankees have lost seven of their last eight games as favorites after playing the previous day.
  • The underdogs have won each of the Yankees' last four games.
  • The Yankees have failed to cover the run line each of their last 11 Friday games against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • The underdogs have covered the run line in eight of the Blue Jays' last nine games at Rogers Centre.

New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction

I’m on the Blue Jays here. For whatever reason, the Yankees continue to struggle, and they’ve had an exceptional amount of issues against left-handed pitching as of late. Yusei Kikuchi’s had his ups and downs as well, but he’s been fairly trustworthy for the Blue Jays, and I think he can guide them to a win here. Give me Toronto in this one.

Chris’s Pick Toronto +107

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