Phillies vs. Blue Jays - 8/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (65-54) at Philadelphia Phillies (46-72)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
M Buehrle (13-5) (3.31) vs. Adam Morgan (3-4) (4.11)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +165 / Toronto Blue Jays -190 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies end their series Wednesday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to remain hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 137 hits and 91 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Kevin Pillar have combined for 106 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have won four straight road games. Mark Buehrle gets the ball, and he’s 13-5 with a 3.31 ERA and 73 strikeouts this season. Buehrle is 6-2 with a 3.50 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies need a win after losing six of their last eight. The Phillies have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven. The Phillies have lost eight straight when scoring three or less runs. Freddy Galvis leads Philly with 108 hits and 31 RBI while Odubel Herrera and Ryan Howard have combined for 97 RBI. The Philadelphia Phillies have lost four of their last five home games. Adam Morgan takes the hill, and he’s 3-4 with a 4.11 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Morgan’s second career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 31-11 in Buehrles last 42 starts as a favorite. The Phillies are 9-26 in their last 35 during game 2 of a series and 9-4 in their last 13 home games. The Blue Jays are 7-0 in the last 7 meetings in Philadelphia.
Buehrle may be the most underratted pitcher in the majors this season, as he's been solid night in and night out. When you add the fact that the Phillies are back to being the Phillies, there's only one pick.