Saturday, September 12, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Dan Haren (9-9) vs. Jerad Eickhoff (1-3)
The Chicago Cubs head to Citizens Bank Park on Saturday to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Dan Haren for the Cubs and Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Chicago at -210 and Philadelphia at +194. 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. Starting pitcher Dan Haren holds a 9-9 record with an earned run average of 3.73 and a WHIP of 1.15. The Cubs are 14-14 over his 166.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 158 hits over that time period. The Cubs are also 16-11 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.3 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.64 and they've given up 401 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 423 and walked 160 batters this season while opposing teams hit .240 against them. Chicago has a team average of 8.18 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.67 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.56, they are 6th in the league.
Chicago is batting .243 as a team, which is good for 30th in the league and hitting .248 away from home. Ranked at 13th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cubs sit at .319 and they hold a .399 team slugging percentage. With 142 hits, Anthony Rizzo leads the team while his team ranks 29th in hits per game with 8.2.
Philadelphia is 31-37 at home while holding a 54-86 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 4.70, Jerad Eickhoff will come into this game holding a 1-3 record and a 1.26 WHIP. The Phillies have a record of 1-3 over the 23 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 23 hits. The Phillies are also 2-2 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.85 and they have given up 481 hits on the season. The Phillies bullpen has struck out 444 batters and walked 195 this season while opposing teams have hit .260 against them. Philadelphia has a team average of 10.14 hits per game and are averaging 7.14 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.86, they are 29th in the league.
They are batting .252 as a team, which is good for 18th in the league and hitting .251 at home. Ranked at 28th in the league in on-base percentage, the Phillies sit at .304 and they hold a .383 team slugging percentage. With 151 hits, Ben Revere leads the team while his team ranks 14th in hits per game with 8.63.
The Cubs have committed 93 errors and have combined for 1,410 assists and 3,728 put outs leading to a .982 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Phillies have accumulated 96 errors while having 1,357 assists and 3,708 put outs leading to a .981 fielding percentage.
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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