MLB Picks: Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IJune 19, 2014

MLB Picks: Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees

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    The New York Yankees have won their last 15 home games against the Toronto Blue Jays, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Thursday, as the two teams close out a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Yankees are plus-100 underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at nine in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this American League matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum 

Toronto Blue Jays

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    The Toronto Blue Jays has dropped back-to-back games, including a 7-3 setback to the New York Yankees as plus-107 road underdogs Wednesday.

    Blue Jays starting pitcher Drew Hutchison is 4-1 with a 1.71 ERA in nine road outings this season.

New York Yankees

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    The New York Yankees have won six of their last eight games, while they've gone 13-9 vs. division opponents this season.

    Yankees starting pitcher David Phelps has compiled a 2-0 record and 4.26 ERA in eight career games vs. the Toronto Blue Jays.


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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the New York Yankees as one of their MLB picks, as they've won eight of David Phelps' last 10 home starts.

    Pick: New York Yankees

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