Phil Hughes will look for win #16 on Wednesday as the New York Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays. Hughes is 15-5 this baseball betting season with a 3.90 ERA. He was excellent last time out against Detroit as he allowed just four hits in six innings. He will get a big test on Wednesday night against a Toronto team that leads the league in home runs.
SBG Sportsbook current line: Yankees – 131, Total 8.5 Over – 115
Hughes has been solid all year for New York. In his last three starts he is 2-1 with a 3.50 ERA. He has been pretty good against Toronto in his career, going 2-1 with a 3.75 ERA.
Brett Cecil is quietly having a good year for Toronto. He is 10-6 with a 3.90 ERA this season. He held Boston to two runs in 6 2/3 innings last time out. He is a sizzling 6-1 with a 2.11 ERA against the American League East this season. He is 1-1 in his career against the Yankees with a 4.91 ERA.
Before last night’s game, the Blue Jays and Yankees had split their ten meetings this MLB odds season. It seems every time the teams meet the games are close. Three games had gone to extra innings and three others were decided by two runs or less.
New York has been very good recently vs. left-handers. They are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a left-handed starter and they are 7-1 in their last 8 road games vs. a left-handed starter. The Yankees are 20-7 in Hughes’ last 27 starts. The Yankees are 5-2 in Hughes’ last 7 road starts. The Yankees are 6-0 in Hughes’ last 6 starts vs. the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 14-5 in their last 19 vs. American League East and the Blue Jays are 6-0 in Cecil’s last 6 starts vs. the American League East.
Looking at the total for Wednesday’s game we find that the Under is 4-1 in the Yankees last 5 road games but the Over is 7-3 in the Yankees last 10 games vs. a left-handed starter. The Over is 12-5 in Hughes’ last 17 starts overall. The Under is 6-1 in Cecil’s last 7 starts vs. the American League East.