Everybody in the AL East is currently looking up at the red hot Rays, but both the Blue Jays (11-8) and the Yankees (12-7) look poised to be in the division hunt for the long haul. It’s generally been a low scoring affair when these two potent offenses have met up in the past, with the under going 5-1 in the last six meetings and 14-6 over the last 20 head to head matchups in New York.

Before Betting on Blue Jays vs Yankees

Toronto is 7-6 on the road this season – not great, but right on par with the Yankees’ struggles at home as they’ve started off just 8-5 in the Bronx this year. The Blue Jays did hand Tampa Bay their first loss of the season last Friday night, but went on to drop two of three in Houston and have been held to 2 runs or less in three of their last four overall.

The Yankees seem to be building momentum, winning four of their last five. The New York offense has yet to come around as they are 15th in runs (4.32) and 23rd in team BA (.232) but their pitching staff is a top five unit nearly a month into the 2023 season.

The Yankees got a quality outing from Nestor Cortes, Jr. while beating the Angels 9-3 on Thursday. Domingo German (1-1, 3.86 ERA) will try to follow that up while building on two straight outings allowing just 1 ER which includes 6.1 IP with 11 K’s against the Twins last Saturday.

Yusei Kikuchi (2-0, 4.70 ERA goes for Toronto in the series opener, giving the Blue Jays value as they’ve won all three of his starts this season. Kikuchi has held Yankees slugger Aaron Judge to 3-15 (.200) in his career, but two of those hits have also been home runs.

Toronto vs New York MLB Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore SportsbookMoneylineTotalRun Line
BetOnlineBlue Jays (2.17) | Yankees (1.78)9Blue Jays +1.5 (1.55) | Yankees -1.5 (2.60)
BovadaBlue Jays (2.13) | Yankees (1.74)9Blue Jays +1.5 (1.55) | Yankees -1.5 (2.55)
BetUSBlue Jays (2.20) | Yankees (1.77)9Blue Jays +1.5 (1.57) | Yankees -1.5 (2.55)
SportsBetting.agBlue Jays (2.17) | Yankees (1.78)9Blue Jays +1.5 (1.55) | Yankees -1.5 (2.60)
PinnacleBlue Jays (2.18) | Yankees (1.78)9Blue Jays +1.5 (1.57) | Yankees -1.5 (2.56)
MyBookieBlue Jays (2.12) | Yankees (1.74)9Blue Jays +1.5 (1.55) | Yankees -1.5 (2.57)

Blue Jays vs Yankees Prediction & Pick

It has been a low scoring game when these two teams have met up recently, and that should continue with German and Kikuchi on the mound and the total bumped up a bit.

Pick: Under 9