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Phillies Vs Blue Jays: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/15/2021

The Toronto Blue Jays (20-17) host the Philadelphia Phillies (21-18) on Saturday at 7:37 PM ET. The Blue Jays are underdogs (+123) against the favored Phillies (-143). Philadelphia has Aaron Nola starting, and Toronto will counter with Anthony Kay.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 15, 2021, 2:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Phillies vs Blue Jays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Nola (PHI) Pitcher Kay (TOR)
3 – 2 W/L 0 – 2
47.2 IP 9.2
3.59 ERA 10.24
1.010 WHIP 1.860
10.0 K/9 9.3
1.3 BB/9 3.7

Phillies Probable Starter Aaron Nola

  • The Phillies will send Nola (3-2) to the mound for his ninth start of the season. He is 3-2 with a 3.59 ERA and 53 strikeouts over 47 2/3 innings pitched.
  • His last appearance came on Sunday against the Braves, when the right-hander went four innings, surrendering five earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • He will match up with a Blue Jays offense that ranks 11th in the league with 298 total hits (on a.240 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .402 (11th in the league) with 52 total home runs (second in MLB action).
  • The Phillies are 5-2 in Nola’s seven starts this season with Philadelphia as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 15, 2021 at 2:16 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Blue Jays Stats vs Nola

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Teoscar Hernández 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Randal Grichuk 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Blue Jays Probable Starter Anthony Kay

  • The Blue Jays will send Kay to the mound for his third start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance came in relief on Sunday when he threw 2 1/3 innings out of the bullpen against the Astros, giving up three earned runs while allowing four hits.
  • The Phillies have scored 162 runs this season, which ranks 18th in MLB. They are batting .237 for the campaign with 41 home runs, 19th in the league.
  • He has started three games with his team as the moneyline underdog, and lost each time.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 15, 2021 at 2:16 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Phillies Stats vs Kay

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Didi Gregorius 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Alec Bohm 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000
Rhys Hoskins 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Bryce Harper 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Andrew McCutchen 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Phillies Betting Trends

  • The Phillies score an average of 3.9 runs per road game compared to 4.4 per contest at home.
  • The Phillies are the 18th-highest scoring team in MLB action averaging 4.2 runs per game (162 total).
  • The Phillies have won eight of the 17 games they were the moneyline favorite this season (47.1%).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -143 or shorter, Philadelphia has a record of 6-1 (85.7%).
  • In the 39 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for Philadelphia, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 20 times (20-19).
  • Philadelphia has a 2-2 record across the four games it was moneyline favorites in its last 10 matchups.

Blue Jays Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jays have scored the eighth-most runs in the league this season with 178.
  • In home games this season, they have scored a total of 72 runs (6.0 per game) while plating 106 total away from TD Ballpark, an average of 4.2 per contest.
  • This season, the Blue Jays have been the underdog 23 times and won 13, or 56.5%, of those games.
  • Toronto has a record of 6-3, a 66.7% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +123 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • Games involving Toronto have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 17 of 37 chances this season.
  • Toronto has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and has gone 4-3 in those contests.

Phillies Players to Watch

  • Bryce Harper has eight doubles, seven home runs and 21 walks while hitting .318.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Harper ranks ninth in AVG (.318), and second in OBP (.436).
  • Rhys Hoskins has shown off his power as he paces his team with eight home runs and 23 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Hoskins ranks 17th in HR (8), and 14th in SLG (.473).

Phillies Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Rhys Hoskins 150 .247 25 8 23 .298 .771
Alec Bohm 144 .215 16 4 21 .245 .578
Andrew McCutchen 122 .230 17 5 16 .356 .749
Didi Gregorius 118 .229 10 4 22 .260 .624
Bryce Harper 110 .318 25 7 11 .436 1.018
J.T. Realmuto 106 .302 16 4 17 .405 .905
Jean Segura 91 .330 11 2 8 .347 .798
Nick Maton 71 .282 4 0 3 .311 .677
Brad Miller 59 .305 10 3 8 .369 .844
Odúbel Herrera 56 .232 5 2 5 .295 .670

Blue Jays Players to Watch

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is batting .310 this season with a team-high nine home runs.
  • Guerrero ranks 20th in hits (40), 15th in AVG (.310), third in OBP (.429), eighth in HR (9), and 10th in RBI (27) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Bo Bichette has collected 41 hits this season and has an OBP of .319. He’s slugging .483 on the year.
  • Bichette’s 41 hits rank 15th, and his 8 HR rank 17th among all qualified batters in the league.

Blue Jays Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bo Bichette 151 .272 31 8 23 .319 .802
Marcus Semien 147 .265 21 8 20 .331 .794
Randal Grichuk 134 .276 16 6 28 .319 .774
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 129 .310 26 9 27 .429 .995
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 127 .205 9 2 10 .224 .507
Cavan Biggio 108 .204 13 3 10 .326 .659
Teoscar Hernández 83 .289 13 5 18 .337 .819
Danny Jansen 78 .103 9 3 5 .167 .398
Rowdy Tellez 77 .182 6 2 4 .213 .499
Jonathan Davis 33 .152 8 1 2 .282 .555

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