Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia Phillies - 6/13/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Phillies (29-34) at Toronto Blue Jays (35-30)
MLB Baseball: Monday, June 13, 2016 at 7:07 pm (Rogers Centre)
Jerad Eickhoff (3-8) (3.68) vs. R Dickey (4-6) (4.15)
The Line: Toronto Blue Jays -175 / Philadelphia Phillies +165 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays look to build on their series win against the AL East leading Orioles as they welcome the Philadelphia Phillies to the Rogers Centre for some interleague action beginning on Monday.
The Phillies head into Toronto looking to get back in the win column and regain their early season form as they are 3-7 in their last 10 contests and have slipped four games under the .500 mark at 29-33. The Phils have been a surprise to start the season as many expected they would occupy one of the basement spots in the MLB standings as they don’t have a ton of weapons at the plate or on the mound but they have done enough to stay competitive in the NL East and if they can get back to what they were doing in April they could very well challenge for a playoff spot. Jerad Eickhoff will get the nod on the bump for Philadelphia in this one as he brings his 3-8 record into Toronto as he will face off against RA Dickey who is 4-6 with a 4.15 ERA.
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The Blue Jays are coming off another impressive series win as they took down the heavy hitting Baltimore Orioles in this building over the weekend which including a nailbiting, home run derby yesterday that gave Aaron Sanchez another victory. The Jays are playing much better of late and are starting to heat up at the dish and this is without the presence of Troy Tulowitzki who remains out of the lineup due to injury. Edwin Encarnacion is playing his way into a massive pay day in the off season as he is hitting the cover off the ball right now and if he can continue his high level of production out of the clean up spot it will give the Jays back their offensive swagger from a season ago and perhaps put them back in the driver’s seat in the AL East.
The Phillies are 5-23 in their last 28 Monday games, 0-5 in their last five road games, and 2-5 in Eickhoff’s last seven starts while the Blue Jays are 4-0 in their last four against a team with a losing record, 5-1 in Dickey’s last six against the NL East, and 13-3 in their last 16 interleague home games against a team with a losing record. This all adds up to the Jays putting up another big number tonight and while Dickey can be a bit shaky he has been impressive of late and should be good to go here against the Phillies.