JUN 02 - New York At Toronto MLB Winning Favorites

New York At Toronto MLB Winning Favorites

Written by on June 2, 2017

Given the way in which teams routinely rise and fall in the MLB, it is basically impossible for any team to remain dominant in their division for an extended period of time. There is a lot of money spent in this game, and team are forced to retool and start from scratch every few years, especially if they have dumped in a ton of money in an attempt to win a World Series. The Toronto Blue Jays are at the bottom of the AL East this season after a few years of being at the top and being a championship contender.

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Their spot has been taken over by the New York Yankees, a team not unfamiliar with being on top, but one who have had a few down years after going the rebuilding route. Their efforts are paying dividend this season, and they are very good value for their lead atop the division. These two teams will hook up in Toronto over the coming weekend in an important divisional series.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Yankees At Blue Jays MLB Winning Favorites

When: Saturday, June 3 at 1:07 PM ESTWhere: Rogers Centre, TorontoStarting Pitchers: Jordan Montgomery Vs Joe BiaginiTV: YES, MLBN, SNET-1Radio: WADO 1280, WFAN 660 / 101.9 FM, SN590Live Stream: MLB.TVMLB Odds: New York Yankess -1½ (+130) 

Why bet on the New York Yankees

The Yankees (31-20) needed to get back to playing well after dropping 2 of 3 to the Orioles in their last series, and they certainly got off to an explosive start by beating the Blue Jays 12-2 in the opening game of this 4-game series. This was a typical New York Yankees performance, as the offense flashed their power, while the defense shut down the Jays in clinical fashion. The win helped moved the Yankees to 14-12 on the road this season, and moved them to 6-4 in their last 10 games. New York lead the season series with the Blue Jays 3-1 now, and will have a chance to improve upon that and open up a bigger gap at the top of the division over the next few days. Jordan Montgomery (2-4, 4.11 ERA) will start on Saturday.

Why bet on the Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays (26-28) will be disappointed to have lost the opening game of this series, but they can still take heart in the fact that they have been playing much better ball of late. Yes, they are currently sitting at the bottom of the AL East, but they are also just 6.5 games back of the Yankees. If they can get on a roll in the final 3 games in this series, they can start to make things a little more interesting in the division. They are showing signs that they have that ability, as they are a solid 8-2 in their last 10 games. Joe Biagini (1-3, 3.64 ERA) will be on the mound for the Jays on Saturday.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Given how well both of these team are playing right now, I think we will be in for a bit of a treat this weekend. I think it will be the Yankees who prevail, though, and I like them to get the win in this one.

NY Yankees 5 Toronto Blue Jays 3