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Baseball odds preview - Philadelphia vs. Toronto

Philadelphia PhilliesToronto Blue Jays
July 2, 1:07 PM | TurfRogers Centre

Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays Odds

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The Blue Jays will be trying to slam their rivals from the other league on Saturday, as the Philadelphia Phillies visit in inter-league play at Rogers Centre.

The Blue Jays will rely on Carlos Villanueva to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Roy Halladay will be his counterpart for the Phillies. Carlos Villanueva is 4-1 this season, and Roy Halladay is 10-3.

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Betting Line:
Toronto opened as +140 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.

Power Rankings:
The Blue Jays - Phillies odds would favor the Phillies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 5 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Philadelphia is at No. 1 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 5-rated American League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Phillies defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.2 in runs allowed per game. The Blue Jays have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, more than Phillies batters have averaged on the year (8.3 hits per game).

Defensively, Philadelphia features the National League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.

The Phillies were a 7-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. The Phillies grabbed a win last time out, defeating Ricky Romero and the Blue Jays 7-6 on Friday at Rogers Centre.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Toronto Blue Jays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Phillies at Blue Jays trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Toronto's last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Toronto's last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games at home
Toronto is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Philadelphia at Toronto, Sunday, July 3