The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays close down their three-game AL East series at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, so we bring you the best Yankees vs. Blue Jays betting pick and odds for Sunday, June 19, 2022.
The Yanks trounced the Jays 12-3 last Friday to grab their seventh victory in ten meetings with Toronto in 2022. Saturday’s battle from Rogers Centre is not included in the analysis, and the Yankees open as slight road favorites for Sunday’s series finale, according to FanDuel NY Sportsbook.
The Yankees destroyed the Jays’ pitching staff on Friday
The New York Yankees extended their winning streak to eight games with that 12-3 dismantling of the Blue Jays. Anthony Rizzo hit a grand slam in the Yankees’ eight-run fifth inning, and the Bombers finished with 14 hits and four homers on the night.
New York has won 14 of its first 15 games in June, clubbing a whopping 36 home runs and scoring 98 runs on a .272/.358/.530 slash line. On the pitching side of things, the Yankees have amassed an excellent 2.40 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and .199 opposing batting average in that 15-game stretch.
After being scratched Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays due to an illness, Luis Severino will toe the slab Sunday in Canada. The 28-year-old right-hander boasts a 4-1 record, 2.80 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 71/15 K/BB ratio in 11 starts (61 innings) this season.
The Blue Jays have suffered a couple of embarrassing losses
The Toronto Blue Jays dropped to 37-27 on the season following Friday’s loss to the Bombers. It was their second straight heavy defeat, as the Blue Jays lost 10-2 to the lowly Baltimore Orioles this past Thursday.
Toronto was sitting at the second spot in the AL East on Saturday, trailing the Yankees by huge 11 games. The Blue Jays have gone 9-7 over their first 16 showings in June, scoring 100 runs on a .304/.366/.528 triple-slash in the process and compiling a 4.28 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and .245 batting average against on the other side of the ball.
Yusei Kikuchi will toe the rubber Sunday, hoping to avoid his second straight loss. The 31-year-old left-hander is 2-3 with an underwhelming 4.80 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in 12 starts (50.2 innings) this season. Last Tuesday, Kikuchi was charged for a loss in a 6-5 home defeat to the Orioles, yielding four earned runs on five hits and four walks across four innings of work.
- 15-1 in the last 16 games overall
- 9-2 in Luis Severino’s 11 starts in 2022
- 1-6 in the last seven games against the Yankees
- 3-9 in Yusei Kikuchi’s 12 starts in 2022
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pick
The Yankees look unstoppable and could easily hammer Yusei Kikuchi. The current Yankees lineup has 28 hits in 106 at-bats versus Kikuchi, and six of those 28 hits went yard. New York owns a .849 OPS against Yusei, who’s allowed a thumping 11 earned runs over his last three starts and 9.1 frames of work.
On the other side, the current Blue Jays have 13 hits and a pair of home runs in 73 at-bats against Luis Severino, who’s surrendered only five earned runs in his previous four starts and 26.1 innings of work. The hosts will stand a chance only if Severino has a really bad day in the office.
Pick: Take New York Yankees
Friday’s opener at Rogers Centre saw 15 runs on the scoreboard, and I’m looking for another high-scoring affair in the series finale. Four of the previous five encounters between New York and Toronto have gone over the total and given their recent form at the plate, Sunday’s game should hit the over as well.
The Yankees’ bullpen sports a pristine 1.98 ERA and 2.82 FIP across 54.2 innings of work in June. On the other side, the Jays’ bullpen has registered a 4.99 ERA and 4.36 FIP across 61.1 frames so far this month.
Pick: Go over