MLB Friday June 17th Yankees at Blue Jays Betting Preview

June 17th Yankees at Blue Jays betting

The top two teams in the AL East get set to do battle starting with the Friday June 17th Yankees at Blue Jays betting contest. New York has a 10 game lead over Toronto in the division and have remained red hot with a 7-game win streak. The Yankees are 6-3 in the head to head series so far in 2022.

Toronto is struggling a bit managing just a 2-2 split against the last place Orioles over the week. That includes a 10-2 romping by Baltimore on Thursday when the Blue Jays were -251 favorites. Regardless of the recent woes, oddsmakers have this game listed as a -110 toss-up for both teams.

New York to Draw A Lot of Public Betting?

Surprisingly only 57% of the betting public is on New York in the June 17th Yankees at Blue Jays betting matchup. New York is on a 7-game win streak, but at the same time they only managed 8 total runs over the past three games against Tampa Bay – obvious winning all three though.

The Yankees have gone 14-3 in their last 17 Friday games and are 15-6 in their last 21 away from the Bronx. There’s isn’t a whole lot to be down about for New York ahead of this series, with Aaron Judge belting out 3 HRs over his last 5 games while Anthony Rizzo and Matt Carpenter among a group of NYY batters hitting over .300 the past week.

New York had to shuffle their pitching rotation a bit on Thursday with Luis Severino headed to the COVID list, They are back on track with Jordan Montgomery (2-1, 2.70 ERA) up looking for his fifth straight start allowing 2 ER or less. Montgomery allowed 2ER over 5.0 IP vs. Toronto on May 2nd in a 3-2 Yankees win.

Blue Jays Wasted an Opportunity

Toronto only managed a 4-game split with Baltimore last series, dropping a few more games behind New York in the midst of the Yankees’ current win streak. The Blue Jays are now 10 back in the division but are 20-12 at home on the season.

Despite the mishaps against the Orioles, Toronto is still 15-6 over their last 21 games which includes an 11-5 stretch at home. The Blue Jays are trying to battle through some injuries though, with Bo Bichette questionable after fouling a ball of his leg on Thursday while Matt Chapman continues to struggle through a recent wrist injury.

Ross Stripling (3-1, 3.14 ERA) makes his third straight start after spending some time coming out of the bullpen this year as well. Stripling seems to be adjusting to the role well, allowing just 2 hits and 0 ER over his last 11.0 IP.

Free June 17th Yankees at Blue Jays Betting Pick

New York hasn’t been priced this low since a June 2nd matchup against Shohei Ohtani and the Angels in a game they won 6-1. The Yankees offense wasn’t great against Tampa Bay, but you almost have to take this team every time they are priced this low – they’re 47-16 on the year and have gone 7-2 in their last 9 road games against the Jays.

Free Pick: Yankees -110

 

 

Author: Max Hunt