Although it’s still the early part of the 2022 MLB season, every game between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays is simply going to mean more. Both of these teams have an excellent chance of not only winning the division but winning the World Series. For that to happen, both of these teams must make sure that they beat one another as many times as possible to secure the division.
The Yankees are going to be coming into this one as arguably the top team in all of baseball at 16-6, and the Blue Jays will be coming in right behind them at 15-8.
Coming into the season, many people wanted to doubt the New York Yankees and say that they weren’t going to be as good as they were the past few seasons. People said those things because they didn’t sign a star in Carlos Correa or Trevor Story, but that doesn’t seem like it’s going to matter for this Yankees team.
New York is going to be coming into this one on a nine-game winning streak and has done so while playing great baseball. It’s not going to be an easy task for them to win three games in a row against the Toronto Blue Jays, but it’s certainly a possibility with the way that this team is playing.
The Yankees are going to be facing Ross Stripling, who has done a great job in his career against the current Yankees lineup. He’s held hitters to below a .240 batting average and his FIP is 3.5.
Blue Jays Need this One
Toronto has to make sure that they can beat them whenever they play because it’s evident that the Yankees can go on long winning streaks just like they’re currently on.
The Blue Jays are going to be coming into this one winning seven of their last 10 games as well, but this team could certainly be playing better.
The New York Yankees are going to be throwing Jordan Montgomery and the current Blue Jays lineup has done a great job against him throughout their careers. Hitters are hitting .300 with a .528 xSLG and his FIP is above 6.
Yankees vs Blue Jays Head-to-Head
The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays have met nearly 700 times. These two teams have played four times already, with both teams winning two apiece.
The current MLB betting odds are going to see the New York Yankees favored on the Moneyline at -110. The Toronto Blue Jays are going to be coming in at +100 on the Moneyline and the over/under is going to be at 8 1½.
Although the Yankees have been on one of the hottest streaks they’ve been in recent seasons, this is a good time for Toronto to punch them in the mouth and take the first game of the series. The play here is going to be taking the Blue Jays with plus money.
Considering how well the Blue Jays have swung the bat against Jordan Montgomery, it seems likely that they’re going to be able to tack together a few runs once again and walk away with a tough victory here.
When betting online, take the Toronto Blue Jays Moneyline.
Ryan Knuppel has been writing about sports & sports betting topics online for over 15 years. He was a college basketball All-American in the early 2000's and has always had a deep understanding for sports. Ryan was the 2011 Buffalo Wild Wings National "Pickem" Winner which earned him a trip to play flag football with Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders. He was also a 2015 FanDuel.com Playboy Mansion NBA Championships Qualifier in daily fantasy sports. But his true claim to fame is the fact that he has played basketball with and against THE Michael Jordan numerous times in his life. Ryan is excited to be writing and covering sports here and would love to hear from you on social media.