Yankees Vs Blue Jays: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 4, 2022

Written By Staff on May 4, 2022

The New York Yankees (18-6) have a 2-0 series lead and will try to sweep the Toronto Blue Jays (15-10) on Wednesday at Rogers Centre, beginning at 7:07 PM ET. Nestor Cortes starts for New York (-145 to win) while Toronto (+123) will counter with Yusei Kikuchi.

The betting insights in the article below are based off odds valid as of May 4, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET.

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Yankees vs Blue Jays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cortes (NYY) Pitcher Kikuchi (TOR)
1 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
20.2 IP 14.2
1.31 ERA 5.52
0.823 WHIP 1.909
12.2 K/9 8
1.3 BB/9 8

Yankees Probable Starter Nestor Cortes

  • Nestor Cortes Jr. (1-0) takes the mound for the Yankees in his fifth start of the season. He has a 1.31 ERA in 20 2/3 innings pitched, with 28 strikeouts.
  • The left-hander last appeared on Saturday against the Kansas City Royals, when he went 5 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up seven hits.
  • The 27-year-old has a 1.31 ERA and 12.2 strikeouts per nine innings across four games this season.
  • He will take the hill against a Blue Jays offense that ranks third in MLB with 202 total hits (on a .245 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .407 (fifth in MLB) with 31 total home runs (second in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 4, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Cortes

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Chapman 8 .250 2 1 1 .250 1.000
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 7 .143 1 0 1 .143 .286
Bo Bichette 7 .429 3 1 1 .429 1.286
Teoscar Hernández 7 .429 3 0 0 .556 1.127
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Alejandro Kirk 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Cavan Biggio 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .900
George Springer 4 .500 2 1 1 .500 2.000
Santiago Espinal 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tyler Heineman 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Blue Jays Probable Starter Yusei Kikuchi

  • The Blue Jays will hand the ball to Kikuchi (0-1) for his fifth start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up four earned runs and allowed four hits in 2 2/3 innings pitched against the Houston Astros on Friday.
  • The 30-year-old has an ERA of 5.52, a 1 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.909 in four games this season.
  • The Yankees are batting .248 this season, fourth in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .426 (first in the league) with 34 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 4, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Yankees Stats vs Kikuchi

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Gleyber Torres 14 .429 6 0 2 .429 .929
DJ LeMahieu 11 .455 5 0 0 .571 1.116
Aaron Judge 9 .222 2 2 4 .364 1.253
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 8 .375 3 0 0 .375 .750
Joey Gallo 7 .286 2 1 2 .375 1.089
Giancarlo Stanton 6 .167 1 0 0 .375 .542
Tim Locastro 5 .600 3 0 0 .600 1.600
Jose Trevino 4 .250 1 1 1 .250 1.250
Kyle Higashioka 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Marwin Gonzalez 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000

Yankees Betting Trends

  • The Yankees have put together a 17-6 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 73.9% of those games).
  • New York is 14-4 (winning 77.8% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -145 or shorter.
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Yankees’ implied win probability is 59.2%.
  • New York has had an over/under set by bookmakers 24 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 10 of those games (10-14-0).
  • The Yankees have collected a 15-9-0 record ATS this season (covering 62.5% of the time).
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Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have entered the game as underdogs eight times this season and won three of those games.
  • Toronto has played as an underdog of +123 or more twice this season and won both games.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Blue Jays have a 44.8% chance to win.
  • So far this season, Toronto and its opponents have hit the over in eight of their 25 games with a total.
  • In 25 games with a spread this season, the Blue Jays are 10-15-0 ATS.

Yankees Players to Watch

  • Anthony Rizzo a has .369 on-base percentage to pace the Yankees, while batting .253 with four doubles, nine home runs and 11 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB action, Rizzo’s batting average ranks 69th, his on-base percentage ranks 30th, and he is eighth in the league in slugging.
  • Aaron Judge has collected 27 hits while slugging .674. Both are team-highs. Overall, he has six doubles, nine home runs and eight walks while batting .303.
  • Among qualified hitters, Judge ranks 22nd in batting average, 38th in on-base percentage, and fifth in slugging.
  • Judge heads into this game on an eight-game hitting streak. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .357 with two doubles, eight home runs, two walks and 17 RBI.
  • DJ LeMahieu has five doubles, two home runs and seven walks while batting .296.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa has six doubles and five walks while batting .297.

Yankees Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Giancarlo Stanton 90 .256 7 5 16 .289 .722
Aaron Judge 89 .303 17 9 19 .361 1.035
Anthony Rizzo 87 .253 15 9 21 .369 .978
Josh Donaldson 81 .210 10 2 7 .333 .691
DJ LeMahieu 81 .296 13 2 9 .367 .799
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 74 .297 15 0 7 .333 .711
Gleyber Torres 71 .225 4 3 12 .260 .697
Joey Gallo 61 .180 5 2 3 .275 .570
Aaron Hicks 60 .283 10 1 5 .405 .738
Kyle Higashioka 44 .136 5 0 4 .204 .386

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto with an OBP of .354 this season while batting .287 with 10 walks and 12 runs scored.
  • Of all the qualified hitters in MLB, Guerrero is 36th in batting average, 45th in on-base percentage and 17th in slugging percentage.
  • George Springer leads Toronto in OBP (.354), slugging percentage (.551) and total hits (26) this season.
  • Springer is currently 32nd in batting average, 45th in on-base percentage and 14th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has collected 25 base hits, an OBP of .313 and a slugging percentage of .407 this season.
  • Santiago Espinal has two home runs, 11 RBI and a batting average of .253 this season.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 105 .238 11 3 12 .259 .621
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 91 .275 12 2 10 .313 .720
George Springer 89 .292 17 6 12 .354 .905
Matt Chapman 89 .213 7 4 13 .278 .671
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 87 .287 12 6 16 .354 .894
Santiago Espinal 79 .253 7 2 11 .310 .728
Raimel Tapia 78 .218 9 1 4 .235 .530
Alejandro Kirk 63 .254 2 0 2 .342 .612
Zack Collins 47 .234 4 3 7 .280 .748
Bradley Zimmer 30 .067 2 1 1 .125 .292

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