Phillies vs Blue Jays: Best bets, TV schedule & betting preview for August 15th

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Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper, right, reacts past Washington Nationals catcher Riley Adams after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of the second baseball game in a doubleheader, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

The Philadelphia Phillies dropped two games against the Minnesota Twins this past weekend, scoring only one run across those two matchups. They’ll be hoping for a stronger day at the office against the Blue Jays.

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Phillies vs Blue Jays info

Date: Tuesday, August 15th
Time: 7:05PM ET
Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto
TV channel: MLB TV

Phillies vs Blue Jays Betting odds

Money line: Philadelphia Phillies (-115) | Toronto Blue Jays (-105)
Run Line: Philadelphia Phillies -1.5 (+150) | Toronto Blue Jays +1.5 (-180)
Run total: Over/Under 975 (-110)

Pitching matchup

Zack Wheeler (9-5, 3.74 ERA) vs Yusei Kikuchi (9-4, 3.53 ERA)

Happy Wheelsday. Zack Wheeler will be looking for redemption tonight. He’s allowed 2 home runs in each of his last two starts and has somehow only allowed 5 runs in that same span. Wheeler has been one of Philadelphia’s stronger arms this year and the Phils will need him at his best against a team that ranks 5th in batting average.

Across from him will be Yusei Kickuchi. The veteran has put together a very impressive 2023 campaign and is currently averaging a career-low ERA. He’s also set a personal record for the most wins in a single season. The former All-Star is rolling back the years which is bad news for a Phillies outfit that struggled to do much of anything against the Twins.

Philadelphia Phillies’ Kyle Schwarber connects for a home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 13, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Phillies vs Blue Jays Betting preview

The Blue Jays sit 15th in runs per game while averaging .261 at the plate. The slide in efficiency at least opens the door for Philadelphia to shove through if they choose, knowing that Toronto still has untapped potential.

This should be a low-scoring bout given the quality of pitching, so backing the UNDER feels like the logical play here, especially considering how inefficient the Phillies were this past weekend.

If you’re looking for props – Zack Wheeler struck out 11 batters recently and took down 7 when he last played the Blue Jays. His line tonight is 6.5, and I like him to go above that number this evening.

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Philadelphia Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto, right, celebrates his solo homer with Philadelphia Phillies Bryce Harper during the 10th inning in Game 1 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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