New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Preview 8/21/08

MLB Betting Preview
New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays
Thursday, 7:05 pm Eastern

 

SBG Global Opening Line: Blue Jays  - 175 ,  Total  9 Under – 120

 

The New York Yankees are in danger of falling out of the American League playoff race and have a tough task on Thursday as they face Roy Halladay and the Toronto Blue Jays.  Halladay is 14-9 on the season with a 2.64 ERA.  He will be opposed by Sidney Ponson who is 7-3 on the season with a 4.19 ERA. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Blue Jays  at Home.

 

Ponson has gone at least six innings in his last four starts.  He allowed just two runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Royals in his last start.  He has not allowed more than four runs in each of his last four starts overall.  He may need to do better than that on Thursday as the Yankees face Halladay.  In his last start against the Red Sox, Halladay held Boston to one run on seven hits, pitching his eight complete game of the season.  Halladay is 6-3 with a 1.81 ERA in his last nine starts overall. He is 12-5 with a 2.88 ERA in 29 career games against New York.

 

Here are the MLB betting stats for Thursday’s game.  The Yankees are 3-7 in their last 10 overall. The Yankees are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. the American League East. The Yankees are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Yankees are 1-6 in their last 7 road games. The Yankees are 7-3 in Ponson’s last 10 starts. The Yankees are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Toronto.

 

SBG Global Current Line: Blue Jays  - 180 ,  Total  8.5 Flat

 

The Blue Jays are 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Blue Jays are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Blue Jays are 7-2 in their last 9 vs. the American League East. The Blue Jays are 15-7 in their last 22 home games. The Blue Jays are 44-14 in Halladay’s last 58 home starts. The Blue Jays are 37-15 in Halladay’s last 52 starts vs. the American League East.

The Blue Jays are 7-0 in Halladay’s last 7 home starts vs. the Yankees.

 

The Over is 5-1 in the Yankees last 6 vs. the American League East. The Under is 4-1 in the Yankees last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 4-1 in the Yankees last 5 overall. The Under is 4-1 in the Yankees last 5 road games. The Under is 4-0 in Ponson’s last 4 starts overall.

 

The Under is 7-1 in the Blue Jays last 8 home games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 6-1-1 in the Blue Jays last 8 vs. the American League East. The Under is 14-3 in the Blue Jays last 17 home games. The Under is 4-1 in the Blue Jays last 5 overall. The Under is 4-0 in Halladay’s last 4 starts overall. The Under is 9-4 in Halladay’s last 13 starts vs. the Yankees.

The Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Toronto between the two teams.