Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies - 9/21/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Philadelphia Phillies (80-67) vs Toronto Blue Jays (84-64)

Game Info: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 6:45 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Zack Wheeler (11-7) (3.07) vs Kevin Gausman (12-10) (3.45)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -115 / Toronto Blue Jays -105 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays will play the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 2 of their series at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday night.

The Toronto Blue Jays are 84-64 this season and have won three of their last four games. Toronto won Game 1 of this series by a score of 18-11 on Tuesday night. The Toronto pitching staff has a 3.93 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average this season. The Blue Jays offense has scored 704 runs with a .262 batting average and a .327 on base percentage. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is batting .280 with 29 home runs and 85 RBI’s for the Blue Jays this season. The projected starter for Toronto is Kevin Gausman, who is 12-10 with a 3.45 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 159.1 innings pitched this season.

The Philadelphia Phillies are 80-67 this season and have lost five games in a row. Prior to losing Game 1 of this series, Philadelphia lost all three of their games against the Braves. The Philadelphia pitching staff has a 3.99 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .244 opponent batting average. The Phillies offense has scored 690 runs with a .255 batting average and a .317 on base percentage this year. Kyle Schwarber is batting .215 with 40 home runs and 84 RBI’s for the Phillies this season. The projected starter for Philadelphia is Zack Wheeler, who is 11-7 with a 3.07 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 138 innings pitched this season.

Toronto is 5-1 in their last 6 game two’s of a series and 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games. The over is 4-0-1 in Toronto’s last 5 games. Philadelphia is 4-0 in their last 4 Wednesday games and 20-8 in their last 28 home games. The under is 9-3-1 in Philadelphia’s last 13 Wednesday games. The over is 9-3 in these two teams last 12 head to head meetings in Philadelphia.

These two teams played a very entertaining game on Tuesday night that had a combined 29 runs. Toronto will turn to Kevin Gausman in this game, who has allowed 10 runs over his last 12.1 innings pitched. For the Phillies, Zack Wheeler is coming off of the IL but allowed 10 runs over 11.1 innings pitched he got hurt. I like the over in this game once again.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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