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#916 New York Yankees -275
Friday, July 12, 2019 at 7:05pm EDT
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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The New York Yankees will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they take on the Toronto Blue Jays in the first game of their three-game weekend series on Friday night. The game will be played at Yankee Stadium and it is scheduled to begin at 7:05 PM. ET.  

Aaron Sanchez, 3-12, 6.16 ERA, will get the start for the Blue Jays. The Yankees will counter with Domingo German, 10-2, 3.67 ERA.

Blue Jays Going For Second Consecutive Win

The Blue Jays wrapped up the first half of the season with a win over the Baltimore Orioles, which helped them avoid a sweep at the hands of their division rivals. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Yankees on Friday, which will give them their second win in a row and third win in their last six games.

Offensively, Toronto is one of the worst teams in the league. The team’s .232 batting average is 29th in the league. Their .300 on-base percentage is 27th, while their .411 slugging percentage is 23rd in the league. The 393 runs they have scored is 22nd in the league. Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with a .270 batting average and 44 RBI, while Lourdes Gurriel Jr. leads the team with 16 homers. Toronto’s pitching also hasn’t been very good this season. Opponents have a .263 batting average against the Blue Jays, which is 22nd in the league. Their 4.91 ERA is also 22nd, while their 27 quality starts are 26th in the league. In his last start, Sanchez gave up three hits and two earned runs in five innings, leading to a 4-1 loss to the Orioles. The team will need a better performance from him to get the win over the Yankees.

Yankees Trying To Increase AL East Lead

The Yankees wrapped up the first half of the season with two consecutive losses to the Tampa Bay Rays, which allowed the second-place Rays to move within 6.5 games of the Yankees. They will try to bounce back from the losses with a win over the Blue Jays on Friday night.

Offensively, New York is one of the best teams in the league. The team’s .265 batting average is sixth in the league. Their .340 on-base percentage is fifth, while their .464 slugging percentage is fourth in the league. The 503 runs they have scored is third in the league. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with a .336 batting average and 63 RBI, while Gary Sanchez leads the team with 24 homers. New York’s pitching is also among the best in the league this season. Opponents have a .248 batting average against the Yankees, which is 12th in the league. Their 4.14 ERA is ninth, while their 30 quality starts are 21st in the league. In his last start, German gave up five hits and one earned run in six innings, helping the Yankees get a 5-1 win over the New York Mets. The team will need a similar effort from him to snap their losing streak on Friday.

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Full-Game Side Bet

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The Yankees did a great job in the first half of the season and have won seven of their last 10 games following an off day as well as German’s last seven starts against AL East opponents. The Blue Jays have struggled on the road, losing six of their last seven games against teams with winning records. They have also struggled when Sanchez is on the mound, losing 12 of his last 13 starts.

Prediction: New York Yankees -1.5

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Blue Jays have played over the total in five of their last seven games against teams with winning records and in 13 of their last 16 games following a win. The Yankees have played over the total in four of their last five home games and in five of their last seven games against AL East opponents.

Prediction: Over 11

First Five Innings Side Pick

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The Yankees will win the first five innings of this game because they have outplayed the Blue Jays in the first five innings of their last three games. The teams are even offensively with the Yankees averaging 1.67 runs per game and the Blue Jays averaging 1.33 runs per game. However, the Yankees have done a better job defensively and are giving up 1.67 runs per game in the first five innings of their last three games while the Blue Jays are giving up 2.33 runs per game.

Prediction: New York Yankees

First Five Innings Total Bet

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The Yankees and Blue Jays are averaging three combined runs per game in the first five innings of their last three games and they will fall short of the first five inning total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under

Written By Bosun Akinpelu

I am very passionate about sports, so I kind of feel bad that I get paid to do this. As someone who minored in Mathematics, I have a lot of faith in numbers, and make my picks based on stats and not emotions. I've been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so stick with me if you want to get paid.