Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake (2-4) vs. Cole Hamels (5-4)
The Cincinnati Reds head to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday to take on The Philadelphia Phillies. Mike Leake is the probable starter for the Reds and he'll face Cole Hamels of the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati at +132 and Philadelphia at -142. The over/under was set at 7. The Reds have a 23-22 over/under record and a 22-27 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Phillies are 25-27 against the run line and have a 22-24 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Reds come into this game with a 22-27 record, and they are 9-16 away from home. Mike Leake has a 2-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.66 and a 1.30 WHIP. He's pitched 63.2 innings thus far while surrendering 63 hits over that time and when he starts, the Reds are 3-7. Against the over/under, the Reds are 6-4 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 123 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 134 and walked 65 batters this season while opposing teams hit .234 against them. Cincinnati has a team average of 8.46 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.27 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.24, they are 25th in the league.
Cincinnati ranks 22nd in the league in team batting average at .241 while hitting .242 on the road. The Reds hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312 which is good for 18th in baseball. With 52 hits, Todd Frazier leads the team while his team ranks 24th in hits per game with 8.02.
With a 19-33 overall record, Philadelphia will come into this game 12-13 at home. Cole Hamels has a record of 5-4 while sporting an earned run average of 2.91 on the year with a 1.09 WHIP. He's pitched 74.1 innings thus far while surrendering 56 hits over that time in which the Phillies are 6-5. Against the over/under, the Phillies are 3-6 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 2.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.60 and they have given up 153 base hits on the year. The Phillies bullpen has struck out 139 batters and walked 77 this season while opposing teams have hit .258 against them. Philadelphia has a team average of 9.23 hits per game and are averaging 7.13 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.14, they are 22nd in the league.
They rank 28th in the league in team batting average with a .237 average while hitting .232 at home. The Phillies hold a .345 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288 which is good for 29th in baseball. With 51 hits, Ben Revere leads the team while his team ranks 28th in hits per game with 7.9.
Cincinnati has a team fielding percentage of .988 after having committed 21 errors with 501 assists and 1,299 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Phillies have accumlated 35 errors while having 501 assists and 1,355 put outs leading to a .981 fielding percentage.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 23-22 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 22-27 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 22-24 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 25-27 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/31/15 P Johnny Cueto Elbow missed last start, expected to start Tuesday vs Philadelphia
05/25/15 C Devin Mesoraco Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
04/29/15 P Manny Parra Neck Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/24)
04/28/15 P Homer Bailey Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26); out for season
04/04/15 CF Jason Bourgeois Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
04/04/15 P Sean Marshall Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
05/19/15 P David Buchanan Ankle out indefinitely
05/18/15 P Chad Billingsley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
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)
Guy's Pick: Take the Reds
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