Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies 5-9-23 MLB Analysis, Tips and Odds

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/9/23 – The Toronto Blue Jays continue their road trip as they visit Philadelphia to face off with the Phillies in a two-game series. Toronto currently sits third in the highly-competitive AL East with an 21-14 record thus far. The Phillies come into this short series having finally ended a six-game losing streak on Sunday with a victory against Boston. At the outset of this series, Blue Jays righty Alek Manoah will battle Phillies righty Aaron Nola for a pitching duel. The Toronto Blue Jays are favored to win this game by the latest MLB betting odds.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 9, 2023 at 6:40 PM ET

Location: Citizens Bank Park Philadelphia, PA

TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies 5/9/23 Betting Odds

Blue Jays

Moneyline: -105

Spread: -1.5 (+148)

Total: 8.5 over (-120)


Moneyline: -116

Spread: +1.5 (-213)

Total: 8.5 under (-116)

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Analysis

Toronto Blue Jays have left Boston reeling after being defeated in four consecutive games by the Red Sox. The Blue Jays showed great resilience against Pittsburgh by winning three consecutive games. On Sunday afternoon after rain delayed game play, the Blue Jays defeated the Pirates 10-1 for a sweep. 

Yusei Kikuchi pitched six scoreless innings while the Blue Jays’ offense produced 15 hits, including three homers, to complete their perfect weekend sweep. Manoah holds a 26-11 win-loss mark over his career with an earned fielding independent pitching index rating of 3.72 while facing 1,416 batters across major league baseball. He has allowed 260 hits at 6.8 hits per nine innings with 112 walks. He currently boasts a 2.82 ERA with 108 earned runs allowed and his career WHIP stands at 1.079. Manoah has amassed 344 innings under his MLB belt with 338 punchouts totalling.

On Sunday, the Philadelphia Phillies finally secured victory with a 6-1 triumph over the Boston Red Sox. The victory marked the end of their six-game losing streak and provided key wins for Taijuan Walker and Kyle Schwarber. Walker has had difficulty maintaining control in recent outings, allowing three hits, one run, and no walks across six innings – three hits for an improved 3-2 mark overall on the season. Schwarber ended a 1-30 slump with a two-run homer in Walker’s victory to provide additional momentum. 

Nola has accumulated 1,095 hits while striking out 1,413 batters across 1,271 innings pitched in his MLB career. Nola boasts an 80-64 career win-loss record with an ERA of 3.64. He has given up 7.8 hits per nine innings pitched. He has allowed 514 earned runs with an earned run average of a WHIP  1.125, for a FIP rating of 3.3. He holds a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.22 and has already faced 5,194 batters during his career.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Against the Spread

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto’s last 8 games. Toronto are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Philadelphia. The total has gone OVER in 6 of Toronto’s last 7 games on the road. Toronto are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia. Toronto are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the National League.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 6 games. Philadelphia are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia’s last 9 games against Toronto. Philadelphia are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games at home. Philadelphia are 5-14 SU in their last 19 games when playing at home against Toronto.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Free Pick

The Blue Jays have begun their surge, taking control of three games against Pittsburgh while outscoring them 22-3 over that span. Manoah has been outstanding over his past three starts with an ERA of just 2.12. Nola has faced difficulty striking out batters at nearly the rate he achieved in previous seasons. Nola has allowed three home runs over his past three starts and will now face an aggressive Blue Jays squad that has scored 41 runs over this seven-game road trip so far. Take the Blue Jays as they will cover the spread according to the best MLB betting tips by the experts.

Free Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 (+148)