Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Opening Day Betting Preview
The New York Yankees will host the Toronto Blue Jays in the first game of the 2021 Major League Baseball season. There is a big slate of games set for Opening Day, but all eyes will be on this matchup at Yankee Stadium.
Toronto enters the 2021 season with a ton of optimism, and this team could also be one of the most improved teams in the American League. Competing in the American League East has been a challenge for Toronto in years past, but this team is loaded.
The New York Yankees are hoping that this is the year they can break a long World Series title drought. New York will once again feature one of the top lineups in baseball, and their ace will be on the mound on Thursday afternoon.
The New York Yankees are -189 in this matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday at Yankee Stadium. First pitch is at 1:05 P.M. Eastern.
Blue Jays Have Big Bats
The Toronto Blue Jays have an offensive lineup that will give opposing pitchers nightmares all season long. Toronto had a solid season at the plate in 2020, but they went out and made a massive acquisition in free agency.
George Springer comes to Toronto, and he has been one of the best hitters in baseball over the last few years. Springer will set the table for the big bats in the lineup, and the Blue Jays could be a team that puts up a ton of runs.
Hyun-Jin Ryu will make the opening day start for the Toronto Blue Jays after going 5-2 with a 2.69 earned run average a season ago. Ryu will have to keep the ball in the park against the Yankees, but he has proven to be a top pitcher.
Cole Kicking Things Off For Yanks
Gerrit Cole will start for New York, and he is a frontrunner to win another Cy Young Award in the American League. Cole can mow down an opposing lineup, but keeping his pitch count low will be a key.
Luke Voit will miss the season opener due to injury, but the Yankees still have plenty of power in that lineup. Getting on base has been a struggle for New York in years past, but they can slug with the best of them.
Blue Jays Beat Yankees Late
The Yankees are one of the betting favorites to win the World Series this year, but people are overlooking the Blue Jays. This team has quietly put together a terrific roster, and they will be in the playoff race all season long.
Don’t expect a ton of offense in this game. A low-scoring affair will allow Toronto to hang around. Gerrit Cole will be dominant on the mound, but the Blue Jays will find a way to take advantage of the New York bullpen.
This should be one of the best games of the day, and it will be the road team winning the game. Bet the Toronto Blue Jays moneyline over the New York Yankees in the MLB season opener on Thursday afternoon.
Betting Pick: Toronto Blue Jays Moneyline.
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