Phillies vs. Blue Jays Saturday Prediction
The Toronto Blue Jays pulled off the upset on Friday night in Game 1 of their series with the Philadelphia Phillies. Will they pull off another upset on Saturday afternoon when these two teams play again at 4:07 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 25, 2018
4:07 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 -132 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’ Pivetta knocked around by Mets in loss
Nick Pivetta was knocked around in Sunday's loss to the Mets, allowing six runs on eight hits in his 3 2/3 innings of work. The right-hander punched out five and walked one on the evening. The Mets used five singles and a sacrifice bunt to push four runs across in the second inning, then Pivetta left the bases loaded when he departed with two outs in the fourth, and two of those runners came around to score. He'll look to get back on track and improve upon his 4.66 ERA and 1.28 WHIP when he takes on the Blue Jays in Toronto on Saturday.
Blue Jays’ Sanchez to start Saturday despite finger injury
The Blue Jays have confirmed that Aaron Sanchez (finger) will rejoin their rotation Saturday against the Phillies. Sanchez really struggled in his three rehab starts, posting a 6.55 ERA and 11/10 K/BB ratio over 11 innings. The right-hander has been out since late June due to discomfort in his right middle finger and will be difficult to trust for fantasy purposes down the stretch.
MLB Betting Trends
The Phillies are 1-4 in their last five road games and 1-5 in their last six games overall.
The Blue Jays have won four straight games overall and five straight at home.
I like the Phillies to rebound this afternoon. The Blue Jays are just 2-10 in Sanchez’s last 12 starts when he faces a team with a winning record while the Phillies are 11-3 in Pivetta’s last 14 starts coming off a team loss their previous game.
The Pick: Philadelphia Phillies -132