Last Updated Jul 13, 2022, 8:05 PM
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays Picks, Predictions, Odds
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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Analysis
Philadelphia and Toronto meet up for the second of a two-game series on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at Rogers Centre.
The Phillies are currently in third place in the National League East standings with a 46-42 record. Away from Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia owns a 22-21 mark. Philadelphia sits eight games behind the New York Mets for the top spot in the division. The Blue Jays are 15.5 games back in the American League East standings with records of 46-42 overall and 26-18 at home on the year.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Prediction
The Phillies send RHP Zack Wheeler to the hill against Toronto’s ninth-ranked scoring offense on Wednesday night (4.56 RSPG), who’s having an impressive campaign sitting 8-4 with a 2.46 ERA on the year, recently highlighted by Wheeler posting shutout performances in three of his last six starts (1.43 ERA, 0.88 WHIP).
On the flip side, the Blue Jays send RHP Ross Stripling to the mound against Philadelphia’s sixth-ranked scoring offense tonight (4.71 RSPG), who’s also posted solid numbers this season currently sitting 4-3 with a 3.34 ERA across 12 starts and eight bullpen appearances (1.16 WHIP); with all four of those victories coming in relatively favorable June matchups against the Royals, Tigers, and White Sox (2).
I’ll back Philadelphia here, as Wheeler has tossed six innings or more and allowed two runs or less in seven of his last ten starts for the Phillies (7-1, 1.56 ERA); likely presenting an uphill battle for Stripling, who’s 1-2 with a 3.70 ERA across his last five outings for the Blue Jays (1.44 WHIP).
Score Prediction: Phillies 5, Blue Jays 3
Best Bet: Phillies ML (-110)
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Odds
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays Betting Resources
- Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2022
- Matchup: NL East vs. AL East
- Venue: Rogers Centre
- Location: Toronto, Canada
- Time-TV: 7:07 p.m. ET – MLB Network
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Current Form
The Phillies grabbed two of three games last Thursday against the Washington Nationals, and with the Cardinals they split the series 2-2 last Monday. In the first contest against the Cardinals on Friday. Philly has been its best form in the last seven games, not allowing the St. Louis to score one single run. They dominated the Washington Nationals with 11 runs on Tuesday, in the first of a three-game series. The fourth-place Blue Jays have now lost back-to-back series against the Athletics and the Mariners. Their best performance was on Wednesday, when they succeeded in limiting the Athletics to one run in the third contest of a three-game series.
Their worst performance in the last seven games was allowing eight runs on Thursday, in the first match of the series played against the Seattle Mariners.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Pitching Matchup
Philadelphia: Zack Wheeler (8-4, 2.46 ERA)
The Phillies’ right-hander Zack Wheeler owns a 8-4 record and 2.46 ERA in his 16th start of the season. Wheeler also posted a 1.05 WHIP, while striking out 104 and walking 21 batters in 95 innings this season. The Phillies edged the St. Louis Cardinals, 0-2 on July 8, 2022 behind Wheeler’s seven strong innings of work. The 32-year-old didn’t yield any runs on five hits, while striking out five and issuing one walk. Wheeler owns a 3-2 road record this season in seven starts away from Citizens Bank Park. In those away outings, he has posted a 3.66 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, 11 walks, and 43 strikeouts in 39.1 innings of work.
Toronto: Ross Stripling (4-3, 3.34 ERA)
The Blue Jays’ right-hander Ross Stripling owns a 4-3 record and 3.34 ERA in his 12th start of the season. Stripling also posted a 1.16 WHIP, while striking out 55 and walking 14 batters in 67.1 innings this season. Stripling received a no-decision in his most recent start against the Seattle Mariners, as Toronto’s right-hander surrendered two runs on seven hits, one walk, and six strikeouts during the Blue Jays’ 5-2 road loss on July 8, 2022. Stripling owns a home record of 1-2 this season, in six starts at the Rogers Centre. In those outings, he has posted a 3.51 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, nine walks, and 27 strikeouts in 33.1 innings of work.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays – Series History
In the 3 encounters between this pair during the 2021 campaign, the Blue Jays posted a winning 2-1 mark. So far in 2022, the Blue Jays have captured one of the one head-to-head battles between the pair.