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New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays 5/18/2023 Analysis, Picks and Odds

New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays 5/18/2023 Analysis, Picks and Odds

On Thursday night, the New York Yankees will remain on the road for their final game of the four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays. New York enters the game with a six-game winning streak, putting them comfortably above the .500 mark. In their last game against Toronto, starting pitcher Domingo German delivered an impressive performance, not allowing any runs or hits in 3 innings of work, although he received a no-decision. 

The Yankees’ bullpen faced some challenges, conceding three runs on five hits in the following five outs, but Ryan Weber provided solid relief by not allowing any runs on three hits in 2.1 innings. Wandy Peralta closed out the game, securing the save for New York. Offensively, the Yankees did enough damage with nine hits in 33 at-bats, including a clutch hit with runners in scoring position to score six runs. Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge led the way for the New York offense, each driving in two runs. Harrison Bader and Isiah Kiner-Falefa also contributed by going one run apiece.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of the New York Yankees’ last seven games on the road.
  • The NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their previous five games on the road against Toronto.
  • The total went OVER in 9 of the NY Yankees’ last ten games against an opponent in the AL.

New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays 5/18/2023 Analysis, Picks and Odds

On the other hand, the Toronto Blue Jays will be playing at home with a record of six games above .500, but they have recently suffered two consecutive losses. In their previous match against New York, starting pitcher Kevin Gausman allowed three runs on five hits in 7 innings, resulting in a no-decision. Erik Swanson took over in relief and gave up two runs on three hits in the following inning, ultimately receiving the loss. Anthony Bass conceded one run on one hit in the 9th inning.

The Toronto offense struggled to succeed at the plate, collecting only nine hits throughout the game and only one hit with runners in scoring position, leaving nine runners on base. Bo Bichette and Vlad Guerrero Jr., the top hitters in the Toronto lineup, combined for a 2-for-8 performance, with each driving in one run. Kevin Kiermaier also contributed with two hits in four at-bats, including a solo home run in the fifth inning to drive in the third run for Toronto.

  • The total remained UNDER in 9 of Toronto’s last 12 games against the NY Yankees.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays are 9-3 SU in their previous 12 games at home.
  • The Blue Jays are 1-4 SU in their last five games at home against the Yankees.

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays. The MLB Pick for this contest is Toronto Blue Jays. The Toronto Blue Jays have slightly better offensive rankings compared to the Yankees. They currently sit at 13th in OPS and 10th in runs scored. Toronto’s lineup has shown consistency and the ability to put runs on the board. Considering the impressive offensive capabilities of both teams, betting enthusiasts may consider wagering on the over, as this matchup could potentially result in a high-scoring game. Ultimately, the prediction is that the Toronto Blue Jays will come out on top with a close 6-5 victory.

MLB Starting Time: 7:07 PM0 ET

Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario

Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Blue Jays -130 

MLB Totals: 9.0


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