Yankees vs Blue Jays: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 12, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 12, 2021

Coming off of a four-hit game in a win over the Rays, Gio Urshela leads the New York Yankees (4-5) into action as -182 favorites against the Toronto Blue Jays (4-5). Action gets underway from TD Ballpark at 7:07 PM ET on Monday. New York’s Gerrit Cole and Toronto’s Robbie Ray have been named the starters for this contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 12, 2021, 6:00 AM 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 won 30, or 63.8%, of the 47 games they played as favorites last season.
  • New York had a record of 17-6 in games where oddsmakers favored them by at least -182 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Yankees, based on the moneyline, is 62.2%.
  • Games involving New York went over the total set by oddsmakers in 26 of 54 chances last season.

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Blue Jays Betting Insights

  • The Blue Jays won in 14, or 45.2%, of the 31 contests they were named as odds-on underdogs in last year.
  • Toronto had a mark of 3-6 in contests where oddsmakers set them as +155 or longer on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Blue Jays have a 37.8% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Toronto and its opponents went over the total last season in 27 of their 56 opportunities.

Blue Jays Probable Pitcher – Robbie Ray

  • Ray will start for the Blue Jays, his first this season.
  • In his last appearance on Tuesday, Sept. 29, the 29-year-old southpaw came out of the bullpen and went three innings against the Rays.
  • Ray and his team went 2-1 in games he appeared in when they were the underdog on the moneyline a season ago.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 12, 2021 at 6:09 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Yankees Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 4-5
Home 3-3
Road 1-2
vs LHP (Starters) 0-3
vs RHP (Starters) 4-2
Day Games 0-2
Night Games 4-3

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Yankees Probable Pitcher – Gerrit Cole

  • Cole will get the start for the Yankees, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Tuesday, when he threw seven scoreless innings while allowing four hits against the Orioles.
  • The 30-year-old’s 1.46 ERA ranks 11th, his .890 WHIP ranks 20th, his 21 strikeouts rank second, and his 15.30 K/9 ranks fourth among qualified pitchers in the majors this season.
  • His team is 1-1 this season when he starts and they’re favored on the moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 12, 2021 at 6:09 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Blue Jays Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 4-5
Home 1-2
Road 3-3
vs LHP (Starters) 1-1
vs RHP (Starters) 3-4
Day Games 3-1
Night Games 1-4

Yankees Hitting Stats

  • The Yankees averaged 1.6 home runs per game to rank fifth in baseball with 94 total home runs last season.
  • The Yankees hit 41 home runs on the road last season (1.2 per game).
  • DJ LeMahieu finished last season with a .364 batting average while adding 10 home runs and 27 RBI.
  • 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 won 18 of the 27 games last season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit .262 last season with 13 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 19 walks.
  • Randal Grichuk hit 12 home runs with 35 RBI last year.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Yankees (-182)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9)

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

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