Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees MLB Odds and Pick for April 13th

We have just four games on the Major League Baseball schedule for Wednesday night, with the vast majority of the action taking place in the afternoon. The most compelling matchup of the evening will go down in the Bronx, where the Toronto Blue Jays will once again take on the New York Yankees.

The AL East rivals have taken turns shutting each other out through the first two games of the series. Toronto blanked New York, 3-0, on Monday, before the Yankees fought back with a 4-0 shutout win on Tuesday.
These two teams should remain in the thick of the postseason race all year long, so every game between them matters quite a bit. Both teams will have their Opening Day starters on the mound in this one for their second starts of the young campaign.

Gerrit Cole will get the ball for the Yankees, while Jose Berrios goes for Toronto.

BetOnline has the Yankees listed as -160 moneyline favorites at home with Cole on the mound. This one also features a relatively low over/under of just eight runs.

Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto is one of the trendy bets to win it all this fall. The Blue Jays haven’t won a World Series title since winning consecutive championships in the early 1990s, but this year’s team is absolutely stacked with talent. This offseason alone, Toronto added the likes of Matt Chapman, Kevin Gausman, and Yusei Kikuchi to what was already an impressive and young core of talent.

Berrios, the Jays’ big trade deadline pickup last summer, will take another turn tonight. For Berrios’ sake, here’s hoping his second start of 2022 goes better than his first.

Berrios recorded just one out last Friday night at home against Texas. The right-hander surrendered four runs on three hits with a pair of walks in just 0.1 innings of work. However, the Blue Jays stormed back from an early 7-0 deficit to ultimately win the game despite Berrios’ nightmarish outing.

He’s not a traditional ace, but the Blue Jays are paying him to be.
This past winter, the Jays put pen to paper on a new seven-year contract worth north of $130 million. Needless to say, Toronto is certainly hoping to get a more competent start out of their No. 1 pitcher in the Bronx on Wednesday night.

Berrios went 1-0 with a 3.55 ERA across two outings against the Yankees last season. That includes an excellent eight-strikeout performance at Yankee Stadium in a victory last September.

New York Yankees

Expectations are high for the Yankees this season, but that’s nothing new. Still, baseball’s marquee franchise hasn’t won a World Series since 2009, which is quite a drought for a team with 27 titles all-time. New York has made some deep playoff runs in recent years, but they haven’t even advanced to the Fall Classic since winning it over a decade ago.

The Yankees signed Cole to the biggest pitching contract in MLB history a couple of years ago in an attempt to right that wrong. While Cole has enjoyed a solid first two seasons in New York, it’s also fair to say he hasn’t quite lived up to the massive expectations laid before him. If they had a do-over, it’s worth wondering whether the Yankees would still do that same deal if they knew what they do now.

Last Friday against the Red Sox, Cole surrendered four runs on three hits in just four innings of work. As was the case with Berrios, however, he was ultimately bailed out by his offense as the Yankees stormed back to win the game in dramatic fashion. Still, Cole only had three strikeouts in that one and served up all three of those runs in the top of the first inning.

His matchup tonight against the Blue Jays won’t be any easier. That said, he did fare well against Toronto a season ago. Cole went 2-1 in five starts vs. the Blue Jays with a passable 3.72 ERA.

So far this season, both the Yankees and Blue Jays come into this one at 2-3 on the runline.

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees MLB Game Pick

As indicated by the low over/under, oddsmakers are expecting a pitcher’s duel in this one. The total of eight runs for this game is easily the lowest on baseball’s Wednesday evening slate.

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However, there is at least some potential for a shootout here. Neither starting pitcher looked good at all in their first outings, and these are still two of the deepest and most talented offenses in all of baseball.

I do think both pitchers bounce back in a way tonight, but I’m not convinced Toronto should be such a big underdog on the road. The Blue Jays may well be the better team top-to-bottom, and I think they have enough offensive talent to get to Cole in this one. Take a flier on the Blue Jays’ +148 moneyline odds on Wednesday night.

Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Betting Recap

  • Moneyline: Blue Jays +148, Yankees -160
  • Runline: Blue Jays +1.5 (-143), Yankees -1.5 (+123)
  • Over/Under: Over 8 runs (-110), Under 8 runs (-110)
  • Pick: Toronto Blue Jays (+148)


Taylor Smith / Author

Taylor is a sports writer based in Southern California. While he primarily specializes in basketball, baseball and football, he will also dabble in things like soccer and politics from time to time. He has lived in just about every corner of the United States at one point or another, and he has been covering sports and sports betting for the better part of a decade. Taylor currently lives in Long Beach with his fiancé and their two cats.

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