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MLB Odds: Phillies vs. Blue Jays prediction, odds and pick – 7/13/2022

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The Blue Jays are starting to wake up after going on a big losing streak as they host the Philadelphia Phillies for the second and final game of this series. The Phillies continue to slide as they’re now showing a four-game losing streak while the Blue Jays are looking to stay in playoff contention as we quickly approach the midway point of the season. With that, who will get back on track tonight as it’s time to continue our MLB odds series with a Phillies-Blue Jays prediction and pick.

Here are the Phillies-Blue Jays MLB Odds, Courtesy of FanDuel

MLB Odds: Phillies-Blue Jays Odds

Philadelphia Phillies: -1.5 (+160) (+102 ML)

Toronto Blue Jays: +1.5 (-194) (-120 ML)

Over: 8 (-118)

Under: 8 (-104)

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Why The Phillies Can Cover The Spread/Win

The Phillies can be bailed out by the sheer amount of injuries that they have, including Bryce Harper and Jean Segura. Regardless, the Phillies are 46-42 on the season but still 8.0 games back from the Mets for the lead in the NL East. The Phillies have been solid at the plate, averaging a 2.47 batting average but need to see a little bit more if they want to find a playoff spot come October. The good news is, once they have their star players back from injury, the flood gates could potentially be wide open. Starting on the bump tonight for the Phillies will be Zack Wheeler as he is showing an 8-4 record with a 2.46 ERA.

Why The Blue Jays Can Cover The Spread/Win

Huge breaking news for the Blue Jays as this is being written, they just fired their manager Charlie Montoyo after his 46-42 season so far, which is far below the original World Series winning expectations that they had at the beginning of the year. This can quickly turn into two different outcomes: either the team plays for their manager and comes out of the gates hot to take a win in his honor, or they crumble and lose yet another game, now without their manager.

The Jays are still 15.5 games behind the Yankees for first place in the AL East, but they’ve found a cold streak lately, mainly due to their pitching. Speaking of, Ross Stripling will be getting the starting job tonight as he is showing a 3.34 ERA and 1.16 WHIP. Hopefully he can get the job done for the Jays tonight.

Final Phillies- Blue Jays Prediction & Pick

The Blue Jays firing their manager is a huge factor in betting this game. The lines will likely change in the coming hours prior to game time due to this move, but I’m going to take the Phillies in this one. Yes, they’re injured, but they’ve been playing some good baseball lately and have a very solid pitcher on the mound tonight. Give me the Phillies in plus money while it’s still hot.

Final Phillies-Blue Jays Prediction and Pick: