New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays 9-28-23 MLB Analysis, Best Picks, and Odds

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays 9/28/23 – With playoff contention heating up, the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays are gearing up for a crucial showdown this Thursday. Baseball enthusiasts are looking forward to what should be a thrilling contest; this guide will outline potential outcomes and offer expert MLB picks.

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Date & Time: Thursday, September 28, 2023 at 7:07 PM ET

Location: Rogers Centre


New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays 9/28/23 Betting Odds

Yankees+160+1.5 (-135)8.5 over -115
Blue Jays-175-1.5 (+115)8.5 under -105

New York Yankees Analysis

Offensively, the Yankees have been something of an enigma this season. Although their power numbers (216 homers) speak volumes about their abilities at bat, their.226 average indicates an inconsistency at bat; yet they have managed to plate 655 runs off 1164 hits and achieve an outstanding slugging percentage (0.399) that ensures runs come when most needed. Key players have come through in clutch situations to ensure runs get scored in key situations.

Defensively, the Bronx Bombers have held strong. Their overall ERA of 3.94 combined with their WHIP of 1.23 indicates an effective pitching staff that limits damage effectively without dominating opposing batsmen; their opponent batting average stands at 0.232 as evidence of this strategy; however, due to power hitters breaking through their defenses this season.

Luke Weaver as the starting pitcher in such an important game is certainly intriguing, given his unimpressive 3-5 record and unimpressive 6.47 ERA would normally raise some concerns. Yet when looking deeper, one notices his impressive 103 strikeouts in just 119.2 innings pitched; these numbers suggest an efficient pitcher capable of dominating once they find their rhythm – although their challenge will lie in avoiding big hits, having already given up 27 homers this season!

Toronto Blue Jays Analysis

The Blue Jays have established themselves as one of the premier offensive teams in the league this season, boasting an outstanding batting average of.255 that surpasses that of rival New York Yankees while scoring 716 runs from 1373 hits with an on-base percentage of 0.328 that allows them to capitalize on opponents’ mistakes and keep innings alive. Their balance between power (180 homers) and skillful hitting has proven difficult for many teams to counteract.

Defensively, the Canadian team has been nothing short of remarkable. Their pitchers have maintained an admirable ERA of 3.73; not the best in the league but still an admirable performance. While their WHIP (1.24) may rival that of New York Yankees’, what truly sets the Blue Jays apart is their meager opponent batting average (0.239). Their defensive strategy seems clear: give opponents less opportunities to reach base and even less chance to score runs.

Chris Bassitt‘s selection as starting pitcher speaks volumes of his success this season. Boasting an impressive 15-8 W-L record and 3.74 ERA, Bassitt has been an integral member of Toronto Blue Jays pitching rotation since 192.1 innings played, striking out 174 times during that span. While like Weaver he has allowed 28 home runs, his ability to limit other forms of hits while commanding his strike zone will prove pivotal in this matchup.

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Against the Spread

The Yankees have been impressively strong lately, going 4-1 over their last 5 games while also outshouting opponents by covering four times against the spread – an outstanding achievement at 41-35 against the spread on their road games alone!

On the other hand, the Blue Jays have been somewhat unpredictable recently, going 2-3 in their last five games but posting an impressive 3-2 mark against the spread in that span despite a 39-42 mark against the spread in road games against some bettors.

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and starting pitchers, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Toronto Blue Jays (-175) – Given the superior offensive statistics and the impressive form of Chris Bassitt, the Blue Jays seem to have the edge.

Spread: New York Yankees +1.5 (-135) – Considering the Yankees’ recent form and their performance against the spread, it’s reasonable to expect a close contest.

Total: Over 8.5 (-115) – Given the offensive prowess of both teams and the recent trend of high-scoring games, an over bet seems logical.

Predicted Score: Toronto Blue Jays 5 – New York Yankees 4

With both teams demonstrating their respective strengths and weaknesses, this matchup promises to be one of the most compelling contests of the season. Live betting in Canada presents an excellent opportunity to join one of these thrilling contests.