Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies Betting Preview
Ricky Gray | September 20, 2022
Ross Stripling (Blue Jays) will face Kyle Gibson (Phillies) in this pitching battle.
It’s a great day for Major League Baseball as there are several games that are worth watching today. One of these games is the Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies.
With a record of 83-64, the Blue Jays have a 40-32 record on the road and rank second in the NL East, only a few games behind the New York Yankees.
They might not be able to take over the division but they can help their standings in the American League with a win over the Phillies today.
Getting the start for Toronto is Ross Stripling, who has an 8-4 record with an ERA of 2.94 this season. Over the course of 119.1 innings, Stripling has thrown 102 strikeouts.
He’s also backed up by a strong batting group, one that has an average of .261. Still, the Blue Jays come into this game as -125 favorites, so are they the better pick tonight?
The Philadelphia Phillies have a record of 80-66, similar to that of the Blue Jays. They’re starting a strong pitcher themselves in Kyle Gibson.
Gibson has a record of 10-6 with a 4.45 ERA over the course of 151.2 innings. Behind him is a strong group of batters that have an average of .254.
Both of these pitchers have their strengths and weaknesses. Stripling has the better ERA at 2.94 but Gibson has thrown far more innings.
Considering he’s seen more batters, he could have a better idea of which pitches to throw.
The Blue Jays won their last two games against the Phillies, another reason why they’re favored. However, they’re playing on the road this time, so we’ll take the Phillies at home.
Ricky’s Pick: Philadelphia Phillies +105, UNDER