Yankees vs Blue Jays: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 1, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 1, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

The New York Yankees look to start their season with a win as home favorites () in a season-opening matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays. First pitch is on Thursday at 1:05 PM ET, live from Yankee Stadium. Gerrit Cole starts for New York while Toronto will counter with Hyun Jin Ryu.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 31, 2021, 3:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Yankees vs Blue Jays Betting Lines

Yankees Betting Insights

  • The Yankees were favorites in 47 games last season and won 30 (63.8%) of those contests.
  • New York was 17-6 last season when entering a game favored by -182 or more on the moneyline.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Yankees have a 62.2% chance to win.
  • New York’s games went over the total in 26 of their 54 chances last season.

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Blue Jays Betting Insights

  • The Blue Jays were victorous in 14, or 45.2%, of the 31 contests they were chosen as underdogs in last season.
  • Last season, Toronto was victorious three times in nine chances when named as an underdog of +155 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Blue Jays have an implied victory probability of 37.8% according to the moneyline set by oddsmakers for this matchup.
  • Toronto and its opponents hit the over in 27 of their 56 games with a total set by oddsmakers last season.

Blue Jays Probable Pitcher – Hyun Jin Ryu

    • Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the call to start for the Blue Jays, his first of the season.
    • The 34-year-old lefty started and threw 1 2/3 innings when he last appeared Wednesday, Sept. 30 against the Rays.
    • Ryu and his team never lost a game he appeared in when they were the underdog on the moneyline a season ago (in three opportunities).

Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of March 31, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Yankees Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 0-0
Home 0-0
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 0-0
vs RHP (Starters) 0-0
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 0-0

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Yankees Probable Pitcher – Gerrit Cole

    • Cole will make his first start of the season for the Yankees.
    • The 30-year-old righty last pitched Friday, Oct. 9 against the Rays, tossing 5 1/3 innings as the starter.
    • Cole and his team won 66.7% of the games he started as the moneyline favorite last season, with a record of 8-4.

Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of March 31, 2021 at 8:00 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Blue Jays Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 0-0
Home 0-0
Road 0-0
vs LHP (Starters) 0-0
vs RHP (Starters) 0-0
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 0-0

Yankees Hitting Stats

  • The Yankees averaged 1.6 home runs per game to rank fifth in MLB play with 94 total home runs last season.
  • The Yankees averaged 2.2 homers per home game last season (70 total at home).
  • DJ LeMahieu hit .364 last season with 10 home runs and 27 RBI.
  • Gio Urshela finished with 30 RBI while batting .298 and hitting six homers.

Blue Jays Hitting Stats

  • The Blue Jays hit 88 homers last season, which ranked eighth in the league.
  • They hit two or more homers in 27 games last season and were 18-9 in those matchups.
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit .308 last season with 14 doubles, 11 home runs and 14 walks.
  • George Springer had 14 home runs and 32 runs batted in a season ago.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Blue Jays (+155)

Over/Under Pick: Under (7.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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