Bet On This Free MLB Pick For The Blue Jays vs Phillies And Win!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 3:00 PM GMT

The Phillies were predicted to win just 65 games after their dismal season of 63-99 last year. Toronto was expected to repeat their campaign of 93-69 in 2015 with an 87 win season.

The Phillies and Blue Jays continue their four game early week set with the venue changing to Citizens Bank Park for Games #3 and 4 today and tomorrow. The two games in Toronto provided divergent results with the Phillies snapping a 4 game losing streak with a 7-0 win in a pitching matchup of Eickhoff vs. Dickey. Toronto evened the series last night when Stroman bested Eflin 11-3.

In today's MLB Odds board, I strongly favor Estrada vs. Hellickson. We will play the game on the run line backed by several strong run line statistics. But before I can tell you that story, let's talk about the turnaround that each of these teams has experienced.

The Phillies were predicted to win just 65 games after their dismal season of 63-99 last year. Toronto was expected to repeat their stellar campaign of 93-69 in 2015 with an 87 win season. Thus it was a bit of a mystery when, after each team had played ¼ of their schedule, that Toronto stood 19-23 and Philadelphia was 24-17. But the hand writing was on the wall for the Phillies as their bottom 5 batting OPS strongly indicated their hot start would be short lived.

In a dichotomous way, the Toronto bats have yet to boom in the same way as last season. All that has begun to change with Toronto entering tonight's game on a 17-8 run while the Phillies are 6-18. As the Phillies free fall through the NL East, Toronto has rekindled their hopes trailing Baltimore by only 3 games for the Division lead.

We are certainly eager to back the Blue Jays in this pitching mismatch for our MLB Picks. Estrada has been outstanding for the Blue Jays since late in 2015. This season, he has posted a 2.57 ERA including a .559 OPS and an outstanding .607 road OPS. The numbers for Hellickson has been consistent with his past. A .814 OPS is even worse at home where he has a .818 OPS. Looking for the clincher?

How about the fact that in Interleague action, Hellickson is 1-10 with a 6.69 ERA in 15 starts. We play the run line with confidence knowing that 27/36 Toronto wins and 28/35 Philadelphia losses have each been by 2 or more runs.

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Free MLB Pick: Blue Jays -1½ -115
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