MLB Picks: Bet Blue Jays & Yankees to go OVER

Jeff Grant

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:41 PM GMT

The New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays have tired bullpens after opening up a four-game series with a day-night doubleheader, which could play a big role in Wednesday’s outcome.


Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this American League East matchup at Yankee Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.

Check out our Wednesday Morning MLB Odds & Betting Lines Report.

House of Horrors 

Toronto has dropped 11 consecutive games at this ballpark, including a 3-2 setback as +118 underdogs in the nightcap of Tuesday’s doubleheader, while going UNDER the betting total for the third time in four contests. 

The Blue Jays are 8-22 versus teams with a winning record during the second half of the season.

New look is paying off

New York is 8-2 in its last 10 games, with the OVER cashing in eight of those opportunities, as the offense continues to show life with the additions of third baseman Alex Rodriguez and Alfonso Soriano in the lineup.

The Yankees are 33-11 versus the Blue Jays in the new version of Yankee Stadium, while they’ve won 21 of the last 27 overall meetings. 

Dickey

Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (9-11, 4.49 ERA) hasn’t earned a decision in watching the club drop his last two outings, including a 5-4 setback on the road to the Tampa Bay Rays, as he allowed four runs and six hits over seven frames. 

The right-hander is 5-5 with a 3.24 ERA in 13 road appearances, with opposing hitters batting .238 against him.

In 11 career appearances (five starts) versus the Yankees, Dickey has posted a 3-2 record and 3.25 ERA. 

Warren

Yankees right-hander Adam Warren (1-2, 3.57 ERA) will make just his second career start, as he’s made 24 relief appearances during the 2013 campaign.

In 12 home outings this season, Warren has yet to record a decision in compiling a 5.06 ERA, surrendering six home runs in 32 combined frames.

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Prediction 

I’m going to recommend that readers look at the total with their MLB picks in this affair, as the OVER is 4-1 in the Yankees’ last five games as a home favorite.

MLB Pick:  Over