Blue Jays at Phillies - 6/15/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (36-31) at Philadelphia Phillies (30-35)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Citizens Bank Park)
M Estrada (4-2) (2.57) vs. J Hellickson (4-4) (4.34)
The Line: Philadelphia Phillies +138 / Toronto Blue Jays -148 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies turn their series two Philly on Wednesday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Blue Jays have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Toronto Blue Jays offense has scored double-digits in three of their last four games and won four straight when scoring more than three runs. Kevin Pillar leads Toronto with 66 hits, Michael Saunders has 23 RBI and Josh Donaldson has 15 home runs. Marco Estrada gets the nod, and he’s 4-2 with a 2.57 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Estrada is 1-1 with a 6.15 ERA and 19 strikeouts in his career against the Phillies.
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The Philadelphia Phillies could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Phillies have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Philadelphia Phillies have an ERA of 4.03 and have lost 14 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Odubel Herrera leads Philadelphia with 71 hits, Maikel Franco has 33 RBI and Freddy Galvis has six home runs. Jeremy Hellickson takes the hill, and he’s 4-4 with a 4.34 ERA and 71 strikeouts this season. Hellickson is 5-4 with a 3.45 ERA and 67 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 5-0 in Estradas last 5 starts. The Phillies are 4-0 in their last 4 interleague home games and 0-4 in Hellicksons last 4 starts. The Blue Jays are 8-1 in the last 9 meetings in Philadelphia.
The Phillies are downright unbackable during their losing stretch, as they've come back down to earth and have a pitching staff that's getting rocked. The Blue Jays should roll with Estrada and their lineup leading the way.