Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson (5-6) vs. Aaron Harang (5-11)
The Philadelphia Phillies host the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday. The Dodgers send Brett Anderson to the mound to face Aaron Harang of the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -178 and Philadelphia at +168. The over/under was set at 8. The Dodgers have a 51-50 over/under record and a 47-58 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Phillies have a 55-42 over/under record and a 53-53 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 50% of the time.
The Dodgers show up with a 60-45 record, including 23-27 on the road. Brett Anderson has a 5-6 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.14 and a 1.29 WHIP. The Dodgers are 10-10 over his 117.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 121 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Dodgers are 8-11 in his starts. He is getting 3.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.91 and they've given up 271 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 329 and walked 105 batters this season while opposing teams hit .239 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.29 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.48 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.64, they are 11th in the league.
As a team, Los Angeles is batting .249, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .248 average away from home. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Dodgers sit at .310 and they hold a .397 team slugging percentage. With 113 hits, Howie Kendrick leads the team while his team ranks 23rd in hits per game with 8.32.
Philadelphia is 26-27 at home while holding a 41-65 overall record on the season. Aaron Harang has a record of 5-11 while sporting an earned run average of 3.97 on the year with a 1.27 WHIP. The Phillies have a record of 6-12 over the 111 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 113 hits. Against the over/under, the Phillies are 7-9 when he starts. He is getting 2.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.53 and they have given up 346 hits on the season. The Phillies bullpen has struck out 337 batters and walked 146 this season while opposing teams have hit .255 against them. Philadelphia has a team average of 9.97 hits per game and are averaging 7.27 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.59, they are 29th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .252 average at home. Ranked at 26th in the league in on-base percentage, the Phillies sit at .303 and they hold a .376 team slugging percentage. With 109 hits, Ben Revere leads the team while his team ranks 13th in hits per game with 8.61.
The Dodgers have committed 44 errors and have combined for 1,094 assists and 2,792 put outs leading to a .989 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Phillies have accumlated 71 errors while having 1041 assists and 2,802 put outs leading to a .982 fielding percentage.
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 51-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 47-58 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 55-42 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 53-53 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
08/02/15 C A.J. Ellis Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/20); expected to be activated Tuesday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
07/31/15 3B Justin Turner Thigh Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/31)
07/05/15 P Carlos Frias Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
06/18/15 P Chris Hatcher Oblique Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/15)
04/28/15 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26), out for season
04/06/15 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/06/15 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
07/21/15 P Chad Billingsley Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
06/23/15 2B Chase Utley Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/22)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies
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