Blue Jays vs Phillies Prediction - MLB Picks 5/9/23

Philadelphia Phillies (16-19) vs Toronto Blue Jays (21-14)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 6:40 pm (Citizens Bank Park)

Aaron Nola (2-2) (4.64) vs Alek Manoah (1-2) (4.71)

Betting Odds: Philadelphia Phillies -145 / Toronto Blue Jays +120 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Toronto Blue Jays will play the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 1 of their series on Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Blue Jays Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays are 21-14 this season and they have won three games in a row. Toronto is coming off of a series win against Pittsburgh, where they won all three games. The Toronto pitching staff has a 4.06 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .242 opponent batting average this year. The Blue Jays offense has scored 173 runs with a .261 batting average and a .336 on base percentage. Bo Bichette is batting .329 with seven home runs and 22 RBI’s for the Blue Jays. The projected starting pitcher for Toronto is Alek Manoah, who is 1-2 with a 4.71 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP over 36.1 innings pitched this season.

Phillies Preview

The Philadelphia Phillies are 16-19 this season and they have lost six of their last seven games. Philadelphia is coming off of a series loss to the Red Sox, where they lost two out of three games. The Philadelphia pitching staff has a 5.03 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP, and a .252 opponent batting average. The Phillies offense has scored 150 runs with a .266 batting average and a .322 on base percentage this season. Nick Castellanos is batting .304 with four home runs and 22 RBI’s for the Phillies. The projected starting pitcher for Philadelphia is Aaron Nola, who is 2-2 with a 4.64 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP over 42.2 innings pitched this year. 

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Toronto is 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 8-3 in their last 11 interleague games. The over is 7-1 in Toronto’s last 8 games. Philadelphia is 37-18 in their last 55 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games. The under is 5-1-1 in Philadelphia’s last 7 interleague games. Toronto is 25-10 in these two teams last 35 head to head meetings.


Toronto comes into this game after sweeping Pittsburgh in their last series, while Philadelphia has allowed 36 runs in their last five games. The Phillies pitching staff has not been very good this year, but they will turn to Aaron Nola to turn it around. Nola has allowed three earned runs or fewer in three of his last four starts. Toronto is starting Alek Manoah, who has allowed four earned runs over his last 17.0 innings of work. I like the Blue Jays in this game. 

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