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Blue Jays vs Phillies Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks May 9

Philadelphia Finally Snaps Slide

Jays Look to Extend Winning Streak

The Toronto Blue Jays extended their winning streak to three games after sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend. Toronto dominated all three games, outscoring the Pirates 22-3.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Phillies had lost six straight before getting a much-needed 6-1 win against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.

Blue Jays vs Phillies Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks May 09
Blue Jays vs Phillies Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks May 09

Which of these teams is a good bet versus the MLB odds on Tuesday?

Blue Jays Have Mojo Back

After losing five straight, the Toronto Blue Jays said enough is enough. Over the weekend, they swept the Pirates, who had been among the top teams in the Majors before that.

Those who MLB bet online saw the Jays look crisp as they outscored them 22-3 in this series. Manager John Schneider said that this is “what this lineup is capable of” and now the team will try to maintain momentum.

Alek Manoah will be on the bump and he’s been struggling this season. MLB betting handicappers have mostly turned from trusting him to betting against him.

The Jays have dropped three of his last four starts as he’s allowed 14 runs in that span. He started the season with a seven-inning shutout over the Kansas City Royals. Since then, he’s coughed up 17 runs in 26 innings while posting an ugly 1.69 WHIP.

We’ll see if he can turn this around but he’s been dicey to back in the sportsbook.

Philadelphia Gets Jump-Start

The Philadelphia Phillies were desperate for a win in the midst of their losing streak and they got one against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. A catalyst came in the way of a minor batting order change.

Kyle Schwarber had consistently been batting at the leadoff spot but was dropped down to the fifth spot in the order in an effort to wake him up. Bryson Stott was bumped up to the top spot to try and rejuvenate him as well.

Schwarber had a hit in just one of his last 30 at-bats while Stott connected on just one of his last 14 at-bats. Both players connected for big hits against Boston after the change.

Right-hander Aaron Nola, who’s posted a 2-2 record and 4.64 ERA, will try to cool off the Toronto bats. Nola has turned in a quality start in three of his last four outings, but has allowed one home run in the last three.

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Blue Jays vs Phillies Head-to-Head

A year ago, these teams met up four times. Toronto handled business in those games, winning three out of the four.

Blue Jays vs Phillies Game Information

  • Game: Blue Jays (21-14) vs Phillies (16-19)
  • Location: Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA
  • Day/Time: Tuesday, May 9, 6:40 p.m. ET
  • Blue Jays vs Phillies Live stream: MLB.tv

Blue Jays vs Phillies Betting Lines

The odds in this chart are posted on the time of publication of the article. They are subject to change without previous notice.

Blue Jays vs Phillies Picks and Prediction

This is a tough game for your MLB picks because the Jays are the better team right now, but the Phillies have the better pitcher on the bump. Maybe opt for some MLB live betting to see how some of the game is playing out before making a decision.

Philly is in a funk but it has won three of Nola’s last four. Meanwhile, the Jays are hot but have dropped three of Manoah’s last four. Pitching typically tells the story in baseball, so go with the Phillies here.

Philadelphia is listed at -130 in our Vegas lines. So, if you wager $100 on the Phillies, there’s a chance to win $77. Toronto is +120 with a chance to win $120 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Blue Jays a 56.52% chance to win, with the Phillies at 45.45%.

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