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MLB Betting Preview: New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays- June 25th, 2014

The New York Yankees may have the Toronto Blue Jays’ number when playing on their home field, but on the road is officially a different story. Tonight, the Blue Jays are going to be playing for a sweep of the Yankees in their most recent three-game series, and they have all of the momentum right now. After dropping three straight against the Yankees last week on the road, the Blue Jays have bounced back by winning 8-3 in the series opener, and then holding on in a close comeback to win 7-6 thanks to an error by the Yankees in the ninth inning. The Yankees seem to be heading in the wrong direction, as they’ve lost four straight, but they’ve been streaky team consistently, having both four game win streaks and four game losing streaks just this month. This game will get underway tonight at 7:07pm EST.

The Yankees current struggles definitely have been the fault of some bad pitching and woeful defense. They’ve given up 29 runs in their four losses, and the starters alone for the Yankees have given up 14 runs in 8 1/3 innings in the current series. The Yankees send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound tonight, who currently has a 4-5 record with a 4.23 ERA on the year. Kuroda’s most recent game was a no-decision in which hey ave up two runs on only four hits through six innings of work, but he’s gone winless in his last four starts. He’s also struggled against Toronto, going 1-3 with 5.65 ERA in five starts against them.

On the other side, we see the Blue Jays looking to complete the sweep with the team sending Drew Hutchison to the mound, who has a 5-5 record with a 3.86 ERA on the year. Hutchison has struggled against the Yankees in the two outings against them this year though, and he gave up four runs on six hits with four walks in his last outing, which only lasted 4 1/3 innings. So far in his last three home starts overall he’s given up an ERA of 9.49. He’s definitely been struggling recently, and he’ll look to turn it around in a big spot tonight.

Consensus

I definitely expect to see runs scored in this game, as both pitchers have struggled recently. I think it’s going to be tight, but that the Blue Jays are going to do enough to be able to complete the sweep and get the job done. I’ll take the Blue Jays with the odds of -104 tonight.

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