Yankees vs Blue Jays: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 12, 2021

Written By Staff on April 12, 2021 - Last Updated on April 13, 2021

Gio Urshela leads the New York Yankees (4-5) into a matchup against the Toronto Blue Jays (4-5) following his four-hit performance in an 8-4 win over the Rays. The Yankees are favored () for this game against the underdog Blue Jays (), which begins at 7:07 PM ET on Monday. Gerrit Cole starts for New York while Toronto will counter with Robbie Ray.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 12, 2021, 6:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Yankees vs Blue Jays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cole (NYY) Pitcher Ray (TOR)
1 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
12.1 IP 0.0
1.46 ERA 0.00
0.890 WHIP 0.000
15.3 K/9 0
1.5 BB/9 0

Yankees Probable Starter Gerrit Cole

  • Cole (1-0) makes the start for the Yankees, his third of the season.
  • His most recent time out came on Tuesday against the Orioles, when the right-hander threw seven scoreless innings while allowing four hits.
  • The Yankees were the moneyline favorite for two Cole starts this season — they split the games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 12, 2021 at 6:09 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Cole

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Randal Grichuk 21 .286 6 0 0 .286 .572
Marcus Semien 20 .150 3 2 3 .261 .711
Joe Panik 17 .235 4 0 1 .235 .470
Cavan Biggio 15 .200 3 1 3 .250 .717
Bo Bichette 11 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 10 .400 4 0 1 .571 .971
Danny Jansen 5 .200 1 0 0 .333 .533
Rowdy Tellez 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Alejandro Kirk 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Jonathan Davis 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Blue Jays Probable Starter Robbie Ray

  • The Blue Jays will send out Ray for his first start of the season.
  • The 29-year-old southpaw hasn’t pitched since last season. He last appeared on Tuesday, Sept. 29 against the Rays, when he pitched three innings out of the bullpen.
  • Ray and his team were 2-1 when he pitched and they were the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 12, 2021 at 6:09 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Yankees Stats vs Ray

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
DJ LeMahieu 30 .267 8 0 1 .333 .666
Jay Bruce 12 .333 4 1 3 .333 1.000
Rougned Odor 10 .200 2 0 1 .200 .500
Giancarlo Stanton 7 .143 1 0 0 .250 .393
Aaron Hicks 5 .000 0 0 0 .286 .286
Gio Urshela 3 .667 2 0 1 .750 1.417
Gleyber Torres 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Aaron Judge 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Gary Sánchez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Clint Frazier 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Yankees Betting Trends

  • Last season the Yankees were the fourth-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 5.3 runs per game (315 total).
  • The Yankees finished 30-17 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 63.8% of those games).
  • New York had a record of 17-6 when it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -182 or shorter (73.9%).
  • In the 54 games bookmakers set an over/under for New York, it combined with opponents to go over the total 26 times (26-26-2).
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Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays were underdogs 31 times last season and won 14, or 45.2%, of those games.
  • Toronto had a record of 3-6 in games where sportsbooks had them as underogs of at least +155 on the moneyline.
  • Toronto’s games went over the total in 27 of their 56 chances last season.

Yankees Players to Watch

  • DJ LeMahieu had a batting average of .364 with 71 total hits last season.
  • LeMahieu ranked fifth in hits (71), first in BA (.364), and third in OBP (.421) among qualifying hitters in baseball.
  • Urshela capitalized on opportunities with 30 runs batted in while picking up 45 hits.

Yankees Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
DJ LeMahieu 195 .364 41 10 27 .421 1.011
Aaron Hicks 169 .225 28 6 21 .376 .790
Gary Sánchez 156 .147 19 10 24 .253 .618
Gio Urshela 151 .298 24 6 30 .368 .858
Rougned Odor 138 .167 15 10 30 .209 .622
Gleyber Torres 136 .243 17 3 16 .356 .724
Clint Frazier 131 .267 24 8 26 .394 .905
Brett Gardner 130 .223 20 5 15 .354 .746
Aaron Judge 101 .257 23 9 22 .336 .890
Jay Bruce 96 .198 11 6 14 .245 .714

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. finished last season with nine home runs, 33 RBI and a batting average of .262.
  • Guerrero’s SLG and OBP was not among league leaders among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Randal Grichuk is batting .273 last season with a team-high 12 home runs and 35 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters, Grichuk was not in the top 10 in hits and RBI in the league.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 221 .262 34 9 33 .326 .788
Cavan Biggio 220 .250 41 8 28 .375 .807
Randal Grichuk 216 .273 38 12 35 .309 .790
Marcus Semien 211 .223 28 7 23 .305 .679
Bo Bichette 123 .301 18 5 23 .323 .835
Danny Jansen 120 .183 18 6 20 .313 .671
Joe Panik 120 .225 18 1 7 .340 .640
Rowdy Tellez 113 .283 20 8 23 .341 .881
Santiago Espinal 60 .267 10 0 6 .308 .641
Jonathan Davis 27 .259 4 1 6 .364 .808

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