Friday, September 11, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks (6-6) vs. Alec Asher (0-2)
The Chicago Cubs head to Citizens Bank Park on Friday to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Kyle Hendricks is the probable starter for the Cubs and he'll face Alec Asher of the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -222 and Philadelphia at +205. The over/under was set at 9. The Cubs, with a 66-72 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 61-68 over/under record. The Phillies are 68-72 against the run line and have a 75-53 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Cubs show up with a 80-58 record, including 37-30 on the road. Kyle Hendricks has an earned run average of 4.08 and is 6-6 so far on the season while having a 1.23 WHIP. In his starts, the Cubs are 15-12 over his 152.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 149 hits during those innings. The Cubs are also 14-13 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.64 and they have given up 401 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .240 against the Cubs bullpen while walking 160 times and striking out 423 times. Chicago is averaging 8.67 strikeouts per game while getting 8.18 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 6th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.56.
Chicago ranks 30th in the league in team batting average at .243 while hitting .248 on the road. The Cubs hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319 which is good for 13th in baseball. Anthony Rizzo leads the team in hits with 142 while the team ranks 29th in baseball with 8.2 hits per game.
Philadelphia is 31-37 at home while holding a 54-86 overall record on the season. Alec Asher is starting this game 0-2 for the season with an earned run average of 10.61 and a WHIP of 2.04. In his starts, the Phillies are 0-2 and he has allowed 16 hits over 9.1 innings pitched this season. The Phillies are also 2-0 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.85 and they have given up 481 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .260 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 195 times and striking out 444 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.14 strikeouts per game while getting 10.14 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.86.
They rank 18th in the league in team batting average with a .252 average while hitting .251 at home. The Phillies hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 28th in baseball. Ben Revere leads the team in hits with 151 while the team ranks 14th in baseball with 8.63 hits a game.
Chicago has a team fielding percentage of .982 after having committed 93 errors with 1,410 assists and 3,728 put outs for the season. The Phillies have committed 96 errors on the season with 1,357 assists and 3,708 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .981 on the year.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 61-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 66-72 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 75-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 68-72 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/25/15 P Jason Motte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
08/25/15 RF Jorge Soler Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/24)
07/29/15 P Neil Ramirez Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
04/06/15 P Jacob Turner Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
09/03/15 RF Domonic Brown Concussion out indefinitely
09/01/15 P Matt Harrison Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/31), out for season
08/28/15 P Elvis Araujo Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/28), out for season
08/19/15 3B Maikel Franco Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/12)
07/21/15 P Chad Billingsley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/19), out for season
04/06/15 P Jonathan Pettibone Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Mario Hollands Arch Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Cliff Lee Arm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/16)
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies
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