Toronto Blue Jays VS Philadelphia Phillies

MLB Baseball 04:05 PM ET

Tuesday

08/20/2020

NSPA

Spread: Philadelphia Phillies

Over/Under: 75

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

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

Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays 8/20/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Toronto Blue Jays will take on the Philadelphia Phillies at Sahlen Park in Buffalo, New York on Thursday, August 20, 2020 4:05 P.M, ET. This will be the 2nd game for the day between both teams as they will take part in a double header. The Phillies will look to bounce back after their recent loss to the Red Sox where they split a 2 game series. The Toronto Blue Jays are now on their 3rd straight victory after sweeping the Orioles in their last series. The Toronto Blue Jays are now in the 9th spot of the American League with a 10-11 record, and are 4th in the AL East Division.

The Blue Jays won 4 of their last 6 games, and made 20 total runs in their last 3. They will look to continue this success heading into this double header game on Thursday. The squad is led by Teoscar Hernandez with his 23 hits, 14 runs batted in, and 7 bombs for the team this season. The squad has a batting average of .245 which is 15th in the league, and made 96 total runs which is 25th in the league. Their bullpen makes up for their mediocre offense allowing only 3.88 runs per game which is 8th best in the league. Trent Thornton will get the ball for the Blue Jays in the 2nd game. He is currently 0-0 with a 2.25 earned run average with 3 strikeouts for the season. This will be his 1st game against the Phillies.

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

The Phillies finally got things going, winning 4 straight games before losing to the Red Sox splitting their 2 game series. The squad split their last 8 games, and scored 22 total runs in their last 3. Bryce Harper is leading the team in stats this season with 22 hits ang 15 RBIs, while JT Realmuto is close with 22 hits, 15 RBIs, and 8 home runs. The Phillies are one of the strong offensive teams this season batting at .260 average which is 5th in the league, and made 106 total runs which is in 18th place. Their main problem this season is their pitching staff who allows 5.56 games this season which is 26th in the league. The Phillies are now in the 9th spot of the National League with a 9-10 record, and are 3rd in the NL East Division. Aaron Nola will start for the Phillies in game 2. Nola is 2-1 with a 2.05 ERA and 37 strikeouts this season. He is 0-1 with 6.14 ERA while striking out 20 of Toronto’s batters in his career.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays. MLB’s pick for the 2nd game of the day will go to the Philadelphia Phillies +100. Nola is a difference maker for the Phillies, allowing only 2 runs in 21 innings pitched. Thornton only played 4 innings but he allowed 8 hits and 1 run against the Nationals. The Jays are 5-15 in their last 20 games against National League teams. A high scoring team will be difficult for the youngster Thornton to handle. Prediction: Philadelphia at 6-2.

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MLB Starting Time: 4:05 PM ET

Location: Sahlen Field, Buffalo, New York

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020

TV: NSPA

MLB Odds: Philadelphia Phillies

MLB Total: 7.5

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