Bet 'Over' 7.5 as Cliff Lee & Phillies Face Blue Jays

Jeff Grant

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 1:28 PM GMT

We take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this interleague affair between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays. Fine out why we have focused our free picks on the total this evening.

The Toronto Blue Jays are getting tremendous offensive production from their outfielders this season, which will lead to a high-scoring affair against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday night.

Take a look at our MLB Picks of the Day for more free plays.

Missing Rollins
Philadelphia has dropped its last two games, including a 6-5 setback to Toronto as -114 home favorites Tuesday, while going OVER the betting total for the third time in five contests.

The Phillies have played their last two games without the services of shortstop Jimmy Rollins, who is suffering from a right groin issue.  He’ll likely sit out the rest of the series due to the final two games being played on artificial turf.

MLB handicappers will find that the club is 3-2 as road underdogs of +100 to +125, with the UNDER going 3-0-2 in that situation.


Streaking
Toronto has put together a three-game winning streak, while the OVER has cashed in seven of its last 10 affairs. 

The Blue Jays are capable of scoring runs in bunches, considering their outfielders rank first among American League groups in OPS (.882), slugging (.519), runs (63), home runs (21) and extra-base hits (46). 

Since the start of the 2012 campaign, the franchise is 17-25 at home with a money line of -100 to -125, including a 0-4 mark this year.


Lee
Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee (3-2, 3.00 ERA) hasn’t earned a decision in his last two trips to the mound, including a 5-3 home defeat to the Washington Nationals last time out—surrendering two runs (one earned) and four hits over seven frames.

The left-hander is 3-0 with a 3.81 ERA in four road starts, with opposing hitters batting .311 against him. 

In 11 lifetime appearances versus the Blue Jays, Lee has compiled a 2-5 record and 4.46 ERA, including a 2-4 mark and 4.85 ERA in seven appearances at this venue.


Buehrle 
Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle (5-1, 2.25 ERA) picked up a 7-3 road victory over the Kansas City Royals last time out, as he allowed three runs (two earned) and seven hits over 6.2 innings of work.

The left-hander is 1-1 with a 5.91 ERA in two home outings—issuing four walks and striking out just three batters in 10.2 combined frames. 

In eight career games versus the Phillies, Buehrle has tallied a 5-2 record and 3.95 ERA.

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Prediction
I’m going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their MLB picks, as the OVER is 8-2 in the Blue Jays’ last 10 interleague home games. 

Free MLB Pick:  Over 7.5