Toronto Blue Jays VS Philadelphia Phillies

MLB Baseball 01:05 PM ET

Saturday

08/20/2020

NSPA, SN-1

Spread: Toronto Blue Jays -130

Over/Under: 7

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Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays 8/20/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Philadelphia Phillies will be playing against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Sahlen Field in Buffalo on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 1:05 PM ET. Philadelphia comes into this game 1 of the doubleheader match against the Blue Jays after splitting the pair of contests versus the Red Sox. Meanwhile, Toronto will be playing in this doubleheader match after sweeping the three-game set (7-2, 8-7 & 5-2) against the Orioles. The Philadelphia Phillies, with a 9-10 standing and a .474 team percentage, are in 3rd place in the NL East Division and are in 9th place in the National League. The Toronto Blue Jays are in 9th place in the American League, with a 10-11 standing and a team percentage of .476 and are in 4th place behind Baltimore in the AL East Division.

Philadelphia was defeated in their road game against Boston. Starting Pitcher Jake Arrieta (1-3) has given up four runs in over four innings for the loss, dropping the Phillies’ record below .500. Rookie Spencer Howard (0-1 with a 7.88 ERA) will be climbing up the hill for his third career start in the major league. The right-handed Howard recorded 14 hits while surrendering 4 long balls in 8 innings of play.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays Predictions 8/20/2020

Toronto is red-hot after sweeping the three-game set versus the Orioles. Outfielder Randall Grichuk batted two home runs to clutch the 5-2 road win, Wednesday night. Starting Pitcher Tanner Roark (2-1) has given up a single run in 5 innings for the victory. The Blue Jays will be fielding 32-year old Chase Anderson (0-0, 3.00 ERA) to start the game 1 of the doubleheader match. The right-handed Anderson played only 3 innings during his first two starts and recorded 1.33 Walks plus Hits per Inning Pitched (WHIP).

The Phillies recorded 6 key players injured in their line-up. Starting Pitcher S. Howard (blister), Relief Pitchers D. Robertson (elbow), S. Dominguez (elbow), and R. McClain (shoulder), Center Fielder A. Haseley (wrist), and Shortstop J. Segura (hamstring) will be staying in the players’ cage. The Blue Jays posted 7 key players injured in their line-up. Starting Pitchers T. Thornton (elbow), E. Luciano (undisclosed status) and N. Pearson (elbow), Relief Pitcher K. Giles (forearm), Left Fielder D. Fisher (quad), First Baseman R. Tellez (concussion), and Shortstop B. Bichette (knee) will not be on the field today.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays. The MLB Pick for this contest is Toronto -130. The Phillies are 4-1 SU in their last 5 outings, and 2-8 SU in their last 10 match-ups on the road. Philadelphia is 3-10 SU in their last 13 contests when playing on the road against Toronto. The Blue Jays are 4-2 SU in their last 6 outings, and 5-15 SU in their last 20 match-ups against an opponent in the National League. The totals went OVER in 7 of Toronto’s last 9 games against the Phillies. The prediction, Toronto will win -130 to a score of 4-2.

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MLB Starting Time: 1:05 PM ET

Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020

TV: NSPA, SN-1

MLB Odds: Toronto Blue Jays -130

MLB Totals: 7

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