- Philadelphia is pegged as road underdogs in the Phillies vs Blue Jays odds on Tuesday, July 12th
- The pitching matchup features Jose Berrios vs Andrew Bellatti
- Read below for a full breakdown of the Phillies vs Jays odds
The struggling Blue Jays play host to the Phillies in the first game of a two-game interleague set. With a bunch of Phillies players headed to the restricted list, it will be interesting to check how the betting markets adjust to a Phillies team down some of it’s better players. First pitch is set for July 12th, 2022 at 7:07 PM EST at Rogers Centre with Toronto pegged as home favorites in the Phillies vs Blue Jays odds.
Let’s take a look at the Phillies vs Blue Jays odds at PointsBet for Tuesday night as we pinpoint the best pick for this MLB matchup.
|Philadelphia Phillies||+165||+1.5 (-120)||Over 9.5 +100|
|Toronto Blue Jays||-200||-1.5 (+100)||Under 9.5 -120|
Odds are courtesy of PointsBet Ontario
Ontario sports betting apps list the Jays to win by two or more runs at +100. With the Phillies fielding a lesser lineup, Toronto has become big favorites.
Jays Listed as Home Favorites After Four Straight Losses
The 45-42 Blue Jays head into this matchup 1-9 in their last team games and have a struggling Jose Berrios heading to the mound (6-4 5.44 ERA 1.39 WHIP). While the 46-41 Phillies head into this matchup 6-4 in their last 10 and only 2 games above .500 on the road. The Phillies will roll with Andrew Bellatti (1-3 3.14 ERA 1.22 WHIP) in what is expected to be a bullpen game, in what is a middle of the pack pen when looking by WHIP.
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Phillies Betting Outlook
On opening day these two team boasted some of the best lineups in all of baseball, and throughout some of the ups and downs, still have some of the best bats in baseball. The Blue Jays rank 4th in OPS, 2nd in average, 9th in runs and 6th in homeruns.
The Jays are 5th in WOBA (.328) and have a team wRC+ of 110 which is 6th best in baseball. For a team that has been largely underperforming for most part of the season, they really haven’t hit poorly at all, besides with runners in scoring position for the most part. The pitching staff is what has largely hurt this team, the staff has a 8.4 K/9 which is 17th in baseball, 21st in ERA at 4.13 and a FIP of 4.04.
The Phillies rank 8th in OPS (.732), 11th in average (.247), 6th in runs (410) and 5th in homeruns (113). They have a wOBA of .319 which ranks 8th in the league and and wRC+ of 103 which is just over the league average. The Phillies staff as a whole has a K/9 of 8.91 which is 10th in baseball, 10th in team ERA at 3.76 and a FIP of 3.66 which is 6th best in baseball. This staff is carried by a solid cast of top end starters and some struggles in the bullpen.
Phillies vs Blue Jays Pick & Prediction
The Blue Jays are coming into this game playing by far their worst baseball of the season. The Phillies also come into Toronto with some distractions, as the always popular mandatory vaccine restrictions have some of their better players on the sidelines for what should be an exciting matchup.
As to what I’d want to do when handicapping this Phillies vs Blue Jays matchup, with Toronto playing in their worst, and Kyle Schwarber and the Phillies swinging a hot bat, I’m going to bet on their being runs scored. Jose Berrios has struggled to get people out when it matters, and a bullpen game for the Phillies can always be a disaster.
I’m looking at the over in the Phillies vs Blue Jays odds at PointsBet Ontario at +100.
Pick: Over 9.5 (+100) 1 unit