MLB Betting Preview: New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Odds, Analysis

OddsShark.com@@OddsSharkFeatured ColumnistJune 1, 2016

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, of Japan, goes into his windup against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, May 27, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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The Toronto Blue Jays (28-26) can even their home record and complete a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees (24-27) with a victory in the series finale Wednesday at the Rogers Centre.

The Blue Jays have won the past four meetings with the Yankees and taken six of seven overall, and they are listed as -115 betting favorites (bet $115 to win $100) at sportsbooks monitored by Odds Shark with Aaron Sanchez (4-1, 3.29 ERA) on the hill for his 11th start of the season.

Toronto has won five of the last six games Sanchez has started, and he's gone 3-0 with three no-decisions. He has allowed three runs or fewer five times during that stretch and has gone a full seven innings four times.

The Blue Jays have scored 22 runs in his previous three games, with the over cashing each time after a run of six unders in his first seven, according to the Odds Shark MLB Database.

Meanwhile, New York will send ace Masahiro Tanaka (3-0, 2.89) to the mound looking to win for the fifth time in as many starts. He has earned two of his wins in his past two outings, giving up one run and seven hits combined over 14 innings with two walks and eight strikeouts.

The Yankees are 7-2 in his last nine starts, with the under going 7-2.

This is a rematch of a meeting between the two starting pitchers from April 12, when New York edged Toronto 3-2 on a run-scoring single by outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury in the seventh inning.

Sanchez pitched well but surrendered the game-tying homer to catcher Brian McCann in the sixth, leaving after allowing three hits and one earned run with three walks and six strikeouts. Tanaka lasted five innings, giving up three hits and two runs with four walks and six strikeouts. Neither starter walked away with a decision.

The under cashed in that game and has gone 9-3 in the past 12 meetings. Only one of the last six games between the teams has seen more than six runs scored. The under is also 7-3 in the previous 10 for the Blue Jays overall and 5-1 in the last six for the Yanks.

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