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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays

May 7, 2024


The Toronto Blue Jays will travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to face the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park with the first pitch scheduled for 6:40 PM ET on Tuesday evening and will air on NBC Sports Pennsylvania and Root Sports North.

Toronto Blue Jays Team Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays have struggled over their 12 games as they have compiled a record of 3-9 during that stretch and are coming off a 1-2 series loss on the road against the Washington Nationals. 


The Blue Jays have lost by an average margin of 2.17 runs per game during their last 12 games and have dropped below .500 with a record of 16-19 which puts them in last place in the AL East and gives them the 4th worst record in the American League. 


The Blue Jays lost three of the four meetings against the Phillies last season and lost by an average margin of 2.25 runs per game in those contests, however, Toronto has won six of the previous ten games in the series and have won by an average margin of 1 run per game in those matchups. 


The Toronto Blue Jays will look to avoid their 5th loss in the last six games in the series when they travel to face the Philadelphia Phillies for Game 1 of the series.


Philadelphia Phillies Team Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies have been red hot and enter this game with the best record in the MLB at 25-11 and are on a six-game winning streak while having won 10 of their previous 11 games which includes a 4-0 series sweep at home against the San Francisco Giants and have won by an average margin of 3.5 runs during their winning streak.


The Phillies have been one of the best home teams in baseball this season as they have won 70% of their home games with a record of 14-6 and have won ten straight games at home. Philadelphia won three of the four meetings against Toronto last season and won by an average margin of 2.25 runs per game in those meetings.


The Philadelphia Phillies will look to extend their home winning streak to 11 games when they host the Toronto Blue Jays for Game 1 of the series on Tuesday evening.

Odds and Series Trends

WagerWeb has the Philadelphia Phillies listed as -125 moneyline favorites at home against the Toronto Blue Jays for Game 1 of the series on Tuesday. Philadelphia has won three of the previous four games in the series and has won by an average margin of 2.25 runs per game in those meetings. Jose Berrios is 1-1 in his two starts of his career against the Phillies and won the most recent meeting in 2022 after allowing three runs and striking out 13 batters. Meanwhile, Cristopher Sanchez will be making his first start of his career against the Blue Jays.

Game Pick

Toronto has struggled over their last 12 games compiling a record of 3-9 during that stretch while Philadelphia is on a six-game winning streak and has won 10 of their previous 11 games while also having a ten-game home winning streak. The Phillies have won three of the previous four meetings in the season and have won by an average margin of 2.25 runs per game in those matchups which is why I am taking the moneyline for the Philadelphia Phillies when they host the Toronto Blue Jays for Game 1 of the series on Tuesday.

Spooky Express Pick: Philadelphia Phillies Moneyline (-125)