Blue Jays vs. Yankees Prediction and Odds for Tuesday, May 10 (Yankees Get Revenge on Yusei Kikuchi)

The Yankees hope their bats heat up as they open a series with Toronto
The Yankees hope their bats heat up as they open a series with Toronto / Mike Stobe/GettyImages

The New York Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays in the first game of a two-game set today at 7:05 PM EST.

As two of the favorites in the American League that happen to play in the same division, these teams are getting acclimated with each other quickly and this is a rivalry to watch for the remainder of the season.

Luis Severino gets the call for New York and while he's compiled a solid 3.75 ERA, he's struggled in his last two outings. He did throw five scoreless innings against Toronto last month though, so he's hoping to build off that momentum to right the ship.

On the other side, Yusei Kikuchi is on the bump for Toronto. He was in the midst of a dreadful start to the campaign before throwing six innings and allowing only one run against the Yankees in his last start.

Can Kikuchi stifle New York's bats once again or will Severino emerge victorious?

Here are the odds from WynnBET to help answer those questions ahead of this Blue Jays vs Yankees matchup:

Blue Jays vs Yankees Odds, Spread and Total


  • Blue Jays +1.5 (-165)
  • Yankees -1.5 (+135)


  • Blue Jays: +147
  • Yankees: -157


  • 7.5 (Over +100/Under -120)

Blue Jays vs Yankees Prediction and Pick

The Yankees' offense is infuriating. On the one hand, they've got a video game lineup with Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, Anthony Rizzo, and Joey Gallo ready to feast on opposing pitchers at any moment. On the other hand, they've been held to three runs or fewer in five of their last seven games.

At some point, the talent should win out, right? That's what makes this team so frustrating. They've been winning games, but they're just as liable for a dud, just like when they faced Kikuchi last week. The Blue Jays' lefty had been getting shelled, then suddenly completely shut the Yankees' famed lineup down.

Consistency will be the key for New York the rest of the year. Otherwise they risk running into a stellar lineup in the playoffs and getting bounced. With consistency as the mantra, it's fortunate they'll have Luis Severino on the mound for this contest.

Severino has been a model of consistency for the Yankees. He's not going to be elite, but his steady performance means they know what to expect. His pitching profile from Baseball Savant has been excellent this season as well:

Now, compare that to Kikuchi's profile:

New York has a large starting pitching advantage here, but their bullpen is much stronger as well. They have the lowest bullpen ERA in the league while Toronto ranks in the bottom-10.

As long as the Yankees' bats don't fall asleep, New York should get their revenge on Kikuchi. They've burned me before but I can't stop betting them. Go Yanks.

Pick: Yankees -1.5 (+135)

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