New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino.

The Blue Jays head to New York as -164 underdogs to beat the American League East leaders.

The Yankees (20-8/12-4 home) have split four games, including defeating the Texas Rangers 1-0 at home on Monday to secure an 11-game winning streak.

However, the Blue Jays have failed to live up to the pre-season hype this year. Toronto (17-13/7-7 road) has lost five out of seven games. After losing 4-3 to the Guardians on Sunday, the Blue Jays need to win against the Yankees to get their season back on track.

View the latest stats and betting lines for the first installment of this two-game MLB series at the Yankee Stadium.

Blue Jays @ Yankees: MLB Betting Info

  • Vegas oddsmakers have the Yankees as -164 moneyline favorites against the Blue Jays (7:05 p.m. ET Tuesday)
  • Luis Severino (2-0, 3.75) will pitch for New York against lefty Yusei Kikuchi (1-1, 4.35)
  • Weather forecasters predict a clear night in the Bronx with a high temperature of 61 dipping to a low of 49 and a northeasterly wind of 13-16 mph
  • MLB betting sites have the Blue Jays at +775 and the Yankees at +1100 to win the World Series

The Pitchers

Lefty Yusei Kikuchi (1-1, 4.35) will start for the Blue Jays and face Luis Severino (2-0, 3.75). Severino goes into the clash with eight days of rest, and Kikuchi has had five days without a game.

Yusei Kikuchi vs Luis Severino
1-1 Record 2-0
4.35 ERA 3.75
5.31 xERA 2.89
1.55 WHIP 1.29
1.43 SO/W 3.29

In the last meeting between these two baseball powerhouses on May 4, Kikuchi recorded his first win of the season. The Japanese pitcher gave away one run and three hits in six innings, striking out seven and walking one, bettering his career record against the Yankees to 2-3 with a 4.06 ERA in six starts. In the last three outings at the Yankee Stadium, he is 1-1 with a 1.69 ERA.

On the road, the Blue Jay is 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA in three starts this season and a 1-1 record with a 4.24 in four starts at night.

Yankee Gleyber Torres is 6 for 13 (.462) with a double off Kikuchi, and DJ LeMahieu is 6 for 14 (.429) with a double. Giancarlo Stanton, however, is 1 for 8 with three strikeouts.

Severino hasn’t pitched since May 1 and therefore did not play a part in the decision against the Royals in Kansas City. The Dominican pitched five innings, allowing seven hits, four runs (three earned), and one walk while smashing four.

Facing the Blue Jays, Severino has a 6-3 mark and 3.43 ERA. In three home starts, the player is 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA and 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA in three night starts.

Toronto vs. New York: MLB Betting Stats

In their one-run loss at Cleveland on Sunday, Teoscar Hernandez had two RBIs for the Blue Jays, but his team was still limited to four hits.

In the Yankees’ win against the Rangers, Anthony Rizzo doubled in the only run for New York, stepping up to the plate on a 2-for-30 slide.

Before betting on this clash, be aware that George Springer has struggled against Severino in the past, going 1 for 23 (.044) with 10 strikeouts. Also, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is hitless in five at-bats – striking out in four of them.

This season, New York has won four of their seven meetings with the Blue Jays. Since the start of the 2019 season, the Yankees come out on top with a 28-27 edge in the series.

For New York, Aaron Hicks is 6 for 19 (.316) and has managed one home run against Toronto this season. Guerrero, however, has hit three homers and three doubles for the Blue Jays when the Yankees were pitching.

Blue Jays vs. Yankees: Last Ten Games

Recent scores of this MLB matchup
Date Home Team Away Team Score
5/4/22 Blue Jays Yankees TOR, 2-1
5/3/22 Blue Jays Yankees NYY, 9-1
5/2/22 Blue Jays Yankees NYY, 3-2
4/14/22 Yankees Blue Jays NYY, 3-0
4/13/22 Yankees Blue Jays TOR, 6-4
4/12/22 Yankees Blue Jays NYY, 4-0
4/11/22 Yankees Blue Jays TOR, 3-0
9/30/21 Blue Jays Yankees NYY, 6-2
9/29/21 Blue Jays Yankees TOR, 6-5
9/28/21 Blue Jays Yankees NYY, 7-2

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Ben Perks

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