Tuesday, August 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: David Buchanan (2-6) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (7-8)
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Chase Field on Tuesday to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are David Buchanan for the Phillies and Jeremy Hellickson for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +171 and Arizona at -181. The over/under was set at 9. The Phillies have a 59-44 over/under record and a 58-55 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Diamondbacks have a 57-48 over/under record and a 60-51 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 54% of the time.
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The Phillies head into this matchup with a 45-68 record, including 18-39 on the road. David Buchanan has an earned run average of 7.23 and is 2-6 so far on the season while having a 1.75 WHIP. He's pitched 47.1 innings thus far while surrendering 64 hits over that time and when he starts, the Phillies are 2-7. The Phillies are also 6-2 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 375 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.54. Opposing teams are hitting .256 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 156 times and striking out 369 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.32 strikeouts per game while getting 10.06 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.61.
Philadelphia ranks 16th in the league in team batting average at .252 while hitting .251 on the road. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .302, which puts them at 26th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .378. Ben Revere leads the team in hits with 115 while the team ranks 12th in baseball with 8.65 hits per game.
With a 29-28 home record, Arizona will hope to improve on their 55-56 overall mark. Jeremy Hellickson is starting this game 7-8 for the season with an earned run average of 5.06 and a WHIP of 1.38. He's pitched 115.2 innings thus far while surrendering 124 hits over that time in which the Diamondbacks are 9-12. The Diamondbacks are also 10-8 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 345 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.38. Opposing teams are hitting .238 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while walking 138 times and striking out 328 times. Arizona is averaging 7.24 strikeouts per game while getting 8.79 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.06.
They rank 5th in the league in team batting average with a .264 average while hitting .267 at home. The Diamondbacks on-base percentage sits at .325, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .407. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team in hits with 132 while the team ranks 4th in baseball with 9.23 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Phillies have a fielding percentage of .982 with 74 total errors, 1,107 assists and 2,997 put outs. The Diamondbacks have committed 53 errors on the season with 1179 assists and 3,025 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .988 on the year.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 59-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 58-55 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 57-48 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 60-51 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/21/15 P Chad Billingsley Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
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)
07/29/15 P Randall Delgado Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/28)
06/04/15 P Archie Bradley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/4)
05/30/15 C Tuffy Gosewisch Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/28), out for season
04/22/15 C Gerald Laird Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/9)
04/05/15 P David Hernandez Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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