Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola (2-1) vs. Chase Anderson (5-4)
The Arizona Diamondbacks welcome the Philadelphia Phillies to Chase Field on Wednesday. Aaron Nola is the probable starter for the Phillies and he'll face Chase Anderson of the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +148 and Arizona at -158. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Phillies, with a 58-55 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 59-44 over/under record. 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 show up with a 45-68 record, including 18-39 on the road. Starting pitcher Aaron Nola holds a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.65 and a WHIP of 1.05. In his starts, the Phillies are 3-1 over his 24.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 21 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-1. The team is averaging 6.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 375 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.54. The bullpen has struck out 369 and walked 156 batters this season while opposing teams hit .256 against them. Philadelphia has a team average of 10.06 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.32 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.61, they are 29th in the league.
Philadelphia is batting .252 as a team, which is good for 16th in the league and hitting .251 away from home. 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. With 115 hits, Ben Revere leads the team while his team ranks 12th in hits per game with 8.65.
Arizona is 29-28 at home while holding a 55-56 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 4.10, Chase Anderson will come into this game holding a 5-4 record and a 1.25 WHIP. In his starts, the Diamondbacks are 8-11 and he has allowed 112 hits over 112 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 6-13. The team is averaging 3.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 345 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.38. The Diamondbacks bullpen has struck out 328 batters and walked 138 this season while opposing teams have hit .238 against them. Arizona has a team average of 8.79 hits per game and are averaging 7.24 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.06, they are 21st in the league.
They are batting .264 as a team, which is good for 5th in the league and 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. With 132 hits, Paul Goldschmidt leads the team while his team ranks 4th in hits per game with 9.23.
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. Over the course of this season, the Diamondbacks have accumlated 53 errors while having 1179 assists and 3,025 put outs leading to a .988 fielding percentage.
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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