Thursday, August 6, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke (10-2) vs. David Buchanan (2-5)
The Los Angeles Dodgers head to Citizens Bank Park on Thursday to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The Dodgers send Zack Greinke to the mound to face David Buchanan of the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles at -236 and Philadelphia at +217. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Dodgers, with a 47-59 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 51-50 over/under record. The Phillies are 54-53 against the run line and have a 55-42 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Dodgers show up with a 60-46 record, including 23-28 on the road. Starting pitcher Zack Greinke holds a 10-2 record with an earned run average of 1.41 and a WHIP of 0.83. He's pitched 146.1 innings thus far while surrendering 96 hits over that time and when he starts, the Dodgers are 14-7. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-11. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.97 and they've given up 275 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen while being struck out 338 times and walking 106 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 8.28 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.51 batters per nine. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.61.
Los Angeles is batting .247 as a team, which is good for 24th in the league and hitting .248 away from home. Ranked at 21st in the league in on-base percentage, the Dodgers sit at .308 and they hold a .394 team slugging percentage. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.26 hits per game and Howie Kendrick leads the team with 113.
Philadelphia is 27-27 at home while holding a 42-65 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 6.44, David Buchanan will come into this game holding a 2-5 record and a 1.66 WHIP. He's pitched 43.1 innings thus far while surrendering 54 hits over that time in which the Phillies are 2-6. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-2. The team is averaging 4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.48 and they have given up 353 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .254 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 347 times and walking 152 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 9.98 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.31 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56.
They are batting .253 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .253 at home. Ranked at 24th in the league in on-base percentage, the Phillies sit at .303 and they hold a .376 team slugging percentage. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.63 hits per game and Ben Revere leads the team with 109.
The Dodgers have committed 45 errors and have combined for 1,103 assists and 2,816 put outs leading to a .989 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .982 team fielding percentage while committing 72 errors, accumulating 1048 assists and compiling 2,829 put outs.
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 47-59 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 54-53 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Dodgers
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 Dodgers
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