The New York Yankees are back to rock bottom, which is where they’ve spent most of the 2021 season. Sure, call their fans “spoiled” for viewing a 78-61 record as “rock bottom,” but you haven’t watched them constantly underachieve and squander countless opportunities despite possessing a star-studded roster.
Prime example? They held a four-game lead over the Toronto Blue Jays heading into this four-game set in the Bronx. That lead has whittled to one game as the Yankees have allowed their division rival to march right in and smack them around three consecutive nights.
The Bombers were bumped from the top AL Wild Card spot after Wednesday night’s loss, and now the Jays are right on their tail, with the Mariners and A’s not too far behind.
It wasn’t too long ago New York held a commanding seven-game lead before they forgot how to play baseball, promptly dropping nine of their last 11 to immediately follow a 13-game winning streak.
Let’s check out the betting preview for tonight, though, because what better way to get excited about another game they’ll probably lose?
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
The Yankees and Blue Jays will play at 7:05 PM at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx in the final game of a four-game set.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
You can watch the Yanks and Jays on YES if you’re a local, or Sportsnet if you’re North of the Border.
Yankees vs Blue Jays Odds Today
Per WynnBET, the Yankees, AGAIN, are somehow the favorite. Who’s handicapping these games? Seriously. Fire them. The Bombers are -125 (bet $125 to win $100) on the moneyline and the Jays are even money (bet $100 to win $100). On the run line, the Jays turn into -200 (bet $200 to win $100) favorites with the +1.5 advantage and the Yankees drop to massive dogs at +160 (bet $100 to win $160) if you grab them -1.5 runs. The over/under on runs is 8.5, with the over price -120 (bet $120 to win $100) and the under at even money (bet $100 to win $100).
Yankees Pitcher Today
The Yankees will send Nestor Cortes Jr. (2-2, 2.67 ERA) to the mound to take on Jose Berrios (3-2, 3.79 ERA), whom the Jays acquired at the trade deadline. Cortes has answered the call for the Yanks this year and earned a rotation spot, but he’s yet to face the Jays, who are humming on offense at the moment. Berrios has yet to face the Yankees in 2021, but they’ve knocked him around to the tune of a 5.79 ERA in three career starts.
But again, that offense has not been good for most of the season. Even during their 33-11 run, the Yankees didn’t exactly blow out opponents. They still lead the league in games decided by one or two runs. If this one comes down to clutch hitting, kiss it goodbye for New York.
Yankees Starting Lineup
Gleyber’s back, Gio’s back, DJ’s off. Win.
Yankees vs Blue Jays Prediction Today
We’ve now taken the Yankees twice in these previews. And it was merely based on “they need a win” and “Gerrit Cole is pitching.” There’s no reason to believe the Yankees are going to turn around their awful play, and it doesn’t help that the bullpen probably won’t be able to maintain a lead, should Cortes remain unscathed for the majority of his start. Nothing’s working for the Yanks right now.
Expect the Bronx to be very, very upset on Thursday night. Jays win, 7-5.
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