The MLB is back in action today as the New York Yankees will clash with the Toronto Blue Jays. This is game one of a four-game series, which will take place at the Rogers Centre.
The Yankees will give the nod to Domingo German and the Blue Jays will counter with Thomas Pannone.
New York Yankees Form
The Yankees are one of the best teams in the league, as always! Moreover, this Big Apple-based team has a strong and confident 10.0 games lead over the Rays in the AL East Division. Therefore, it is safe to say that the Yankees are one of the main favourites to win the MLB this season
However, the Yankees are currently in a serious battle with the Houston Astros for the best record in the American League. But the Yankees offence has been on fire lately and there is great confidence in New York that the Yankees will end the regular part of the season as the best team.
On the offensive side of the game, the Yankees score an average of 5.87 runs per game which is the1st in the league in scoring. Also, they are 2nd in the league with 1.75 home runs per game. On the mound, they have been solid as they come in ranked 11th in the league in ERA at 4.34.
Toronto Blue Jays Form
Two years ago, the Blue Jays were one of the hottest teams in the MLB. However, much has changed since then. So far this season, the Blue Jays are sitting in fourth place in the AL East division and they will probably not make it into the playoffs this season. But on a positive side, the Jays have been giving some action to their younger players with the goal to prepare the team for the next season. Nevertheless, their current form is not as good as they lost 3 of their last 5 games.
On the offensive side of the game, the Blue Jays score an average of 4.47 runs per game which is the 22nd record in the league in scoring. Also, they have an average of 1.47 home runs per game which is the 12th-most in the league. On the mound, they are placed on the 20th in the league in ERA at 4.72.
The Yankees have a commanding lead of 10.00 games over the Rays for the top spot in their division. That may actually go against them in this game as they are not under severe pressure to win this game. However, they have a much better squad compared to the Blue Jays and expect them to win this game. Also, German has been successful this season on the road with a 7-1 record. In additional New York is still competing for home-field advantage so they will probably put a strong effort to win this game. Take the Yankees in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays 08/08/2019 is: take the New York Yankees -200 (MoneyLine).
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