Phillies vs. Blue Jays Friday Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 8/24/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Philadelphia Phillies will open a new series in Toronto on Friday night when they visit the Blue Jays at 7:07 p.m. ET. Will the fans at Rogers Centre be treated to an high-scoring game?

Game Snapshot & Odds

975 Philadelphia Phillies (-130) at 976 Toronto Blue Jays (+110); 9 runs

Friday, August 24, 2018

7:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre

TV: PHI (NBCSP); TOR (SNET)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Phillies as a -130 favorite. As of this writing, 74% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Phillies to beat the Blue Jays on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Phillies’ Arrieta allows one run in loss to Mets in last start

Jake Arrieta gave up only one run in six innings of work but that was enough to take a loss against the Mets on Saturday. A bloop single by Wilmer Flores drove in Jeff McNeil in the fourth inning to spell Arrieta's demise in the tight ballgame. The veteran right-hander struck out six batters without issuing a walk and surrendered just four knocks in the quality start. The tough-luck loss drops his record to 9-8 despite a fine 3.25 ERA after 24 starts. His 101:42 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 138 1/3 innings is not very inspiring however, although he's done a good job of keeping the ball in the yard (12 homers allowed on the season). He lines up for an interleague matchup with the Blue Jays on Friday.

Blue Jays’ Borucki unable to escape first inning vs. Yankees

Ryan Borucki retired just two batters in Sunday's start versus the Yankees, getting charged with six runs in an ugly performance. The first six batters Borucki faced in this one all reached base, as he walked the first two guys he faced before allowing three singles and a grand slam to Greg Bird. The left-hander then retired the next two hitters but Blue Jays manager John Gibbons decided that was enough. Borucki has shown some flashes with the big club but has now posted three straight clunkers. He can't be trusted next weekend against the Phillies.

MLB Betting Trends

Philadelphia

The Phillies are 2-8 in their last 10 games played in Toronto and 1-5 in their last six games versus the Blue Jays overall.

Toronto

The Blue Jays have won four of Borucki’s last five starts and are 4-1 in his last five outings when he’s coming off four days of rest.

Prediction:

The over has hit in five of the last six meetings between these two teams and in nine of the last 13 meetings in Toronto. The over is also 5-2 in the Phillies’ last seven games versus a team with a losing record, is 5-0 in Borucki’s last five starts, and is 21-7 in Toronto’s last 28 games versus the National League East.

 

The Pick: Phillies/Blue Jays over 9

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