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MLB · 3 weeks ago

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia Phillies Spread, Line, Odds, Predictions, Picks and Betting Preview

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Blue Jays @ Phillies – First Pitch: 4:05 p.m.

Expected Forecast: Clear Sky, 71°
 

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies lock horns for the series finale of their mini two-game set. Kevin Gausman will take the mound for Toronto while Zach Wheeler steps up for the Phils. With the Phillies as slight favorites at a -110 price and a total of 8.5, the game promises to offer an enticing betting spectacle.

Gausman has had a few intriguing starts this season, while Wheeler’s performance raises the question – is he on the brink of finding his form, much like Aaron Nola did yesterday? As we head into this 4:05 game, there’s a lingering uncertainty surrounding both Gausman and Wheeler. The unpredictability, coupled with the lack of trust in both bullpens, leans the prediction toward the over.

Adding to the game’s intrigue is the weather. With temperatures in Philadelphia set to rise to 70 degrees and winds at 5 miles per hour blowing out to right field, these conditions could potentially influence the game’s outcome.

Gausman’s season stats so far have been impressive, with a 2.83 xFIP. However, he’s had two rocky starts in his last four appearances. Whether he can bounce back today remains a big question. On the other hand, the Toronto bats are known for their prowess.

Wheeler, for his part, has been performing well in 2023, with an xFIP of 3.69, showcasing good splits, particularly with ISO power numbers between lefty and righty batters. If Gausman manages to recover his form and Wheeler continues his good run, we might be in for a classic pitcher’s duel. From a betting perspective, the game between the Blue Jays and the Phillies is definitely one to watch.

Spread, Total, Moneyline, and Odds:

  Spread Total Moneyline  
 Blue Jays -1.5  +155  O 8.5  -120  -106  Open
+150  8.5  -105  -109  Current
 Phillies +1.5   -185  U 8.5  -100  -113  Open
 -178  8.5   -115  -110  Current

Projected Lineups:

Blue Jays

Starting Pitcher: Kevin Gausman: 2-3, 3.86 ERA, 12.43 K/9

1. SS  Bo Bichette   .331, 8 HR, 24 RBI
2. 1B  Vladimir Guerrero Jr.   .313, 7 HR, 21 RBI
3. LF  Daulton Varsho   .240, 5 HR, 15 RBI
4. 3B  Matt Chapman   .349, 5 HR, 22 RBI
5. 2B  Whit Merrifield   .290, 1 HR, 14 RBI
6. DH  Brandon Belt   .216, 1 HR, 7 RBI
7. C  Danny Jansen   .173, 3 HR, 15 RBI
8. RF  Cavan Biggio   .143, 2 HR, 4 RBI
9. CF  Kevin Kiermaier   .293, 2 HR, 12 RBI

Phillies

Starting Pitcher: Zack Wheeler: 3-2, 4.26 ERA, 10.89 K/9

1. 2B  Bryson Stott   .286, 2 HR, 12 RBI
2. SS  Trea Turner   .261, 4 HR, 10 RBI
3. DH  Bryce Harper   .304, 1 HR, 1 RBI
4. RF  Nick Castellanos   .317, 5 HR, 24 RBI
5. LF  Kyle Schwarber   .185, 8 HR, 16 RBI
6. C  J.T. Realmuto   .282, 3 HR, 14 RBI
7. 1B  Alec Bohm   .278, 3 HR, 25 RBI
8. CF  Brandon Marsh   .317, 4 HR, 16 RBI
9. 3B  Edmundo Sosa   .305, 3 HR, 10 RBI

Betting Insights:

Blue Jays

  • The over hit in 4 of the Toronto Blue Jays last 5 games on the road in 2023
  • The Toronto Blue Jays are 3-2 (.600) on the road as a favorite in their last five games in 2023

Phillies

  • The over hit in 3 of the Philadelphia Phillies last 5 games at home in 2023

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