Value on Blue Jays Moneyline Over Yankees for MLB Picks

Ross Benjamin

Thursday, September 18, 2014 2:02 PM UTC

Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014 2:02 PM UTC

Our MLB betting odds expert examines the game between the Blue Jays/Yankees tonight. Read this informative MLB handicapping article that’s culminated with a money line free pick.

AL East Battle at the House that Ruth Built
The Yankees will host the Blue Jays tonight in the Bronx with the first pitch slated for 7:05 PM ET. According to MLB odds, the Yankees are a -115 money line home favorite, and the posted total is 8.0. The Yankees have gone a dominating 21-4 at home versus the Blue Jays during the past 3-seasons.


The Starting Pitchers
The Blue Jays will turn to their veteran knuckle-ball specialist R.A. Dickey to take the mound tonight. Dickey enters tonight in very good form over his past 3-starts, going 3-0 against the money, posting a stellar 2.57 ERA, and an excellent 0.81 WHIP. He’s gone a perfect 3-0 against the money in his last 3 versus the Yankees with a microscopic 0.45 ERA.

The Yankees will opt for right-hander Shane Greene. Although Greene has been better in his last 2-starts, his whole body of work of late has been less than impressive. Greene is 2-4 versus the money at Yankee Stadium this season with a lofty 4.55 ERA and 1.64 WHIP.


Jays Playoff Hopes are Grim
The Blue Jays went into last night’s game having lost 3 in a row, and now find themselves 5.5 games behind the Kansas City Royals for the final playoff berth in the American League, and have just 11-games left to play. This will be the first of a 4-game series versus the Yankees, and anything less than a sweep would likely have them eying the off-season sooner than they would’ve liked.


Yankees Postseason Aspirations Fading Fast
The Yankees entered last night’s game 7.0 game behind the Royals for the final AL playoff spot. Barring a monumental collapse by the Royals, Mariners, and A’s, in addition to them winning their remaining games, it will mark the 2nd consecutive season they will not be part of the postseason parade. The “Bronx Bombers” went into last night 0-3 in their last 3, 1-5 in the last 6, and scored a grand total of 7-runs over the last 6-games.


Final Analysis
For starters, when making your MLB picks, I would much prefer R.A Dickey over Shane Greene considering both of their recent forms. You can throw out the fact about the Yankees domination at home over the Jays. Their lineup couldn’t square up a beach ball right now.

Free MLB Pick: Blue Jays +105 over the Yankees at 5Dimes

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