Yankees vs Blue Jays 06/15/21 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

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Hyun Jin Ryu, based on his history, may be due to get out of a funk as the Toronto Blue Jays take on a divisional rival they have handled decently at their various home ballparks. The Blue Jays are -120 home favorites and the New York Yankees are +100 underdogs with an 8.5-run total on the MLB odds for Tuesday at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Blue Jays are 13-7 over their last 20 home games against the Yankees, with a 9-10-1 OVER/UNDER split at online sports betting sites. The Blue Jays are 12-8 in their last 20 home games as a -115 to -130 favorite, with the UNDER hitting 11 times. The Yankees are 5-13 in their last 18 games as an away underdog, and the total has gone UNDER nine times with two pushes (how the OVER/UNDER works).
Yankees vs Blue Jays | OddsShark Matchup Report
The Yankees, who are 33-32 this season, are 26th in MLB in scoring at 3.88 runs per game. They are 14th in OPS (.703). On the pitching side of things, the Yankees are eighth in MLB in earned-run average (3.58), with their reliever ERA ranking fourth (3.20).
The Blue Jays, who are 33-31, …

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Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation

Toronto Raptors: Gary Trent Jr. reacts to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

Toronto Raptors: Gary Trent Jr. reacts to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

One of the most-watched murder trials in recent history finally concluded today, as Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder and manslaughter after killing George Floyd in Minneapolis over the summer. The move prompted reactions from all over the sport, and Gary Trent Jr. and the Toronto Raptors were by no means silent on this […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Will the latest Spurs rumors DeMar DeRozan back to Toronto?

Raptors: Will the latest Spurs rumors DeMar DeRozan back to Toronto?

DeMar DeRozan is one of the greatest players in the history of the Toronto Raptors, as the former lottery pick out of USC became a four-time All-Star in his nine-season run north of the border. He has spent the last three seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, as he was moved in order to get […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Top 5 power forwards in franchise history

Raptors: Top 5 power forwards in franchise history

Throughout the history of the Toronto Raptors, there has always been a correlation between team success and having a great power forward on the roster. Remember back to the Kyle Lowry/DeMar DeRozan days where the team was so close to getting over the LeBron hump (or at least the fans thought they were)?  All they […]
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Author: Avishai Sol / Raptors HQ

Ryan Noda is the other Player To Be Named Later in the Ross Stripling trade

The most drawn out trade in Blue Jays history has finally been completed.

Back at the end of August, the Blue Jays acquired Ross Stripling from the L.A. Dodgers in exchange for two Player(s) To Be Named Later.
One of them, as we found out shortly after, was pitcher Kendall Williams, the Blue Jays’ second-round pick from the 2019 draft. The other one, as we learned today, was Ryan Noda.

#BlueJays announce that OF Ryan Noda has been sent to the Dodgers as the second PTBNL in the Ross Ross Stripling deal.
— Keegan Matheson (@KeeganMatheson) February 24, 2021

Noda, a corner outfielder and first baseman was the 15th round pick of the Blue Jays from the 2017 draft. He isn’t currently ranked on Toronto’s Top-30 prospects list and went unclaimed in the last Rule 5 Draft.
In his first professional season, Noda slashed a .364/.507/.575 line in Rookie Ball in Bluefield and he then followed that up with an impressive .256/.421/.484 line in Low-A Lansing. Most recently, Noda put together a .238/.372/.418 line in High-A Dunedin and didn’t join the Blue Jays at their Alternate Training Site in Rochester in the summer of 2020.
As I said, Noda has never really been a big-time …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

This day in Raptors history: February 12, 2002, where a season was almost lost

This day in Raptors history: February 12, 2002, where a season was almost lost

The Toronto Raptors’ history is unique in that it is almost equally dotted with moments of greatness and disgrace. On this day in Raptors’ history, February 12th, 2002 served as the beginning of a season that was nearly lost completely if not for the team heroically banding together and defying the odds. The Raptors had […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Top 5 seasons in franchise history

Toronto Raptors: Top 5 seasons in franchise history

The Toronto Raptors’ history is preceded by the Toronto Huskies, who represented Toronto way back in 1946. That season would be the Huskies only season and was no more successful than the Raptors’ inaugural season. The Huskies would win just 22 games out of a 60 game schedule in what then was the BAA, now […]
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Author: Jason Mills / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Was drafting Malachi Flynn still the right move?

Raptors: Was drafting Malachi Flynn still the right move?

In the recent history of the NBA Draft, the No. 29 pick has produced some viable rotation players – especially if you’re the San Antonio Spurs – but little in the way of true ‘home run’ selections. Malachi Flynn may not have been a home run, but he sure felt like a safe bet to […]
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Author: Ben Fisher / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Here’s what NBA players did the last time they considered boycott

A brief history of the NBA boycott and what it means for the Toronto Raptors The Toronto Raptors are considering boycotting Thursday’s contest against the Boston Celtics. The frustration from players stems from a situation in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where a black man named Jacob Blake was shot at several times by police after he reportedly […]
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Author: Josh Wilson / Raptors HQ

Blue Jays sign undrafted free agents OF MacKenzie Mueller, INF Harrison Ray, and UTL Zac Cook

With the shortest draft in MLB history wrapped up, teams are now able to sign any non-drafted player as a free agent, though the maximum signing bonus is restricted to just $20,000. The Blue Jays kicked off their non-drafted free agent frenzy by adding two college position players to their system.

Harrison Ray, 2B, Vanderbilt
A teammate of Toronto’s first-round pick Austin Martin, Harrison Ray is a college senior produced by Vanderbilt’s program.
Ray is known more for his glove and his speed rather than his bat. In 2020, he slashed a .242/.347/.355 line, a little bit off from the .267/.358/.397 line he slashed as a Junior in 2019. In 2019, Ray stole 21 bases while getting thrown out just three times.
Here’s a highlight of Ray making a diving catch to send Vanderbilt to the College World Series finals in 2019.

MacKenzie Mueller, OF, Baylor
After getting into just six games in his Freshman season with Rice, Mueller joined Cisco College in 2018 and then joined Baylor’s baseball program for his final two years of NCAA eligibility. Between 2019 and 2020, Mueller slashed a .276/.366/.517 line, smashing six home runs and driving in 23 runs.
Zac Cook, UTL, Texas-Arlington
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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation