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New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays 5/15/2023 Tips, Free Picks and Previews

New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays 5/15/2023 Tips, Free Picks and Previews

The New York Yankees (23-18, 4th AL East) will face off against the Toronto Blue Jays (23-16, 3rd AL East) in a four-game series, starting with Monday’s game. The Yankees are coming off a close 9-8 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, winning five of their last six games, while the Blue Jays defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Saturday, winning five of their last seven games. Both teams are making a push toward the top of the American League East but will be missing key players for the matchup.

New York ranks 23rd in team batting average at .236 but has scored the 11th most runs with 185. Their on-base percentage is only 22nd at .308 but has the 14th-best slugging percentage with .410. Anthony Rizzo and Aaron Judge lead the Yankees with 8 home runs each, while Gleyber Torres has hit six. Judge and Rizzo also have 20 RBI apiece, with Torres close behind at 19. The team has 11 players with 11 or more RBI, hitting 49 doubles, 6 triples, and 57 home runs in 41 games. In terms of pitching, the Yankees have the 11th-best team ERA at 3.86 and the 11th best WHIP at 1.25. The starting rotation has 11 Quality Starts, ranking 19th. The Yankees’ pitching staff has held opposing hitters to an average of .232, the sixth-best in baseball. Gerrit Cole leads the team with 62 strikeouts and five victories. On Monday, Jhony Brito, a rookie right-hander with a record of 2-3 and an ERA of 5.81 with 22 strikeouts, will take the mound for the Yankees.

  • The New York Yankees are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
  • The NY Yankees are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
  • The Yankees are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games on the road with Toronto.

New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays 5/15/2023 Tips, Free Picks and Previews

The Toronto Blue Jays, currently ranked 3rd in the AL East with a record of 23-16, are set to take on the New York Yankees in a four-game series starting Monday. Toronto boasts the 9th best team batting average in MLB at .257, with a 9th-place on-base percentage of .331. They have also scored 186 runs, ranking them 10th in the league. The Blue Jays’ slugging percentage is .413, which puts them in 13th place. Bo Bichette leads Toronto with eight home runs and 26 RBI, while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has seven home runs and 22 RBI. Matt Chapman is also a force to be reckoned with, boasting 22 RBI of his own. Toronto has hit a total of 77 doubles, two triples, and 43 home runs in their 39 games played.

On the pitching side of things, Toronto has made a strong showing, ranking 12th or better in four statistical categories. Their team ERA is 3.93, placing them in 12th place, and their WHIP is 1.25, also ranking them in 12th place. Toronto has allowed opposing batters to hit just .238, placing them in 12th place for that category as well. The Blue Jays’ starting rotation has had Quality Starts in all 39 of their games, putting them in first place in the league for that statistic. Kevin Gausman leads the team in strikeouts with 67, while Chris Bassitt leads in victories with five. The team will be counting on Alek Manoah, who is 1-3 with an ERA of 4.83 and 32 Ks, to lead them to victory.

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays. The MLB Pick for this contest is Toronto Blue Jays. New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is currently out of commission due to a left hamstring strain but is optimistic about returning later this month. New York’s offense has produced a middle-of-the-pack OPS ranking at 15th and is sitting at 11th in the league for runs scored. Meanwhile, Toronto has a slightly better ranking than New York, currently sitting at 13th in OPS and 10th in runs scored. With both teams boasting impressive offensive lineups, betting enthusiasts may want to consider taking the over. In the end, the prediction is that Toronto will win 6-5.

MLB Starting Time: 7:07 PM0 ET

Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario

Date: Monday, May 15, 2023


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Blue Jays -153 

MLB Totals: 9.5

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