The Philadelphia Phillies and Toronto Blue Jays will both be looking to pick up a victory when they square off on Friday evening in a spring training affair. Toronto sits in second place in the Grapefruit League standings while Philadelphia is in ninth place in the 15-team standings.
With both teams looking to pick up some momentum prior to Thursday’s regular season opener, let’s find out which team is offering the best MLB betting value in this meeting of World Series semi-long shots. That said, let’s jump right into action so you can keep betting against their MLB odds.
MLB Betting Preview – Philadelphia At Toronto
Philadelphia Phillies (11-12) Vs Toronto Blue Jays (14-8) Match Info
- When: Friday, March 26, 2021 a 6:37 PM ET
- Where: TD Ballpark, Dunedin, FL
- MLB Odds: Toronto -155
- Total: 9
- Philadelphia – Chase Anderson (2-1, 3.88 ERA)
- Toronto – Hyun Jin Ryu (1-0, 1.50 ERA)
Philly snapped a two-game skid by getting past the Yankees 13-12 in a high-scoring shootout on Thursday night. Backup catcher Logan Hoope went 1-for-1 with a home run and three RBI. Center-fielder Johan Rojas went 2-for-2 with one RBI and second baseman Jean Segura went 2-for-3 with one RBI. Left-hander Matt Moore got smacked around for five earned runs on six hits, two walks including two home runs. The loss dropped Philly to 5-7 on the road. Philadelphia has been outscored 98-107 in 23 spring training games.
Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto comes into this matchup fresh off a 3-3 tie against Detroit on Thursday after winning its three previous games. Craig Biggio Jr., Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. all went 1-for-3 in the tie. Starting pitcher Steven Matz gave up two earned runs on six hits, three strikeouts and a walk in 5.1 innings. Toronto is 7-3 at home this spring.
Expert Analysis and Prediction
While Philly’s Chase Anderson has been pretty rock-solid this season, but Toronto’s Hyun Jin Ryu has been outstanding. Not only that, but Toronto’s three aforementioned young stars all have a boatload of talent and are waiting to explode this season, Vlad Jr., in particular. Toronto has scored 113 runs and given up just 73 to own the best run scoring differential of any team in either spring league. The Jays get it done on Friday night.
Pick: Toronto 5 Philadelphia 2