MLB Prediction: Ness betting the Yankees -143 odds over the Blue Jays on August 10th 2017

| August 10, 2017

New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
MLB Betting Pick: Yankees -143 odds (August 10th 2017)

Sonny Gray’s debut with the New York Yankees was marred by three first-inning errors, as the Yanks lost 5-1 o the Indians on . The 27-year-old looks to get back on track Thursday as the visiting Yankees play the rubber match of their three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The Jays won 4-2 on Tuesday but the Yankees exploded for 17 hits in Wednesday’s 11-5 victory. New York remained four games behind American League East-leading Boston  (Red Sox have won eight straight!) plus remain 2 1/2 games clear of Seattle for the AL’s No. 1 wild card spot. Toronto has dropped three of five and just seems to be unable to make a run, as the Jays sit in the AL East basement (53-60), five games out of a the final wild card spot in the AL (seven teams are ahead of Toronto!).

Gray is 6-6 with a 3.42 ERA on the season (A’s and Yanks are 8-9 in all his starts) and he’ll square off against Toronto’s Marco Estrada (4-7, 5.12 ERA). Gray enters this contest with a 4-3 record and a 1.59 ERA in his last seven starts.Gray has made six career starts vs the Jays, going 3-2 with a 2.54 ERA (team is 4-2). As for Estrada, he’s coming off a third straight no-decision, which saw his win-less stretch extend to 12 games (he’s 0-5 and the Jays 4-8). After permitting one run in seven innings of a 7-1 triumph over the Yankees on May 1, Estrada was ripped for seven runs in 3 2/3 innings of a 12-2 shellacking on June 1 and six runs across 4 2/3 innings of a no-decision on July 5. He’s 4-3 with a 4.50 ERA in 12 career starts vs New York (team is 8-4).

The Yanks are counting on Gray to be the “difference-maker” down the stretch and that means, he’ll need to win games like this. If not here, against Estrada who owns a 7.39 ERA in 12 starts since his last win, the when? I’ll take the Yanks and Gray.

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