Sunday, July 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola (0-1) vs. Jason Hammel (5-4)
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Wrigley Field on Sunday to take on the Chicago Cubs. The Phillies send Aaron Nola to the mound to face Jason Hammel of the Cubs. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +210 and Chicago at -228. The over/under was set at 7. The Phillies have a 51-39 over/under record and a 47-51 run line mark, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Cubs are 43-52 against the run line and have a 37-51 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Phillies head into this matchup with a 35-63 record, including 12-37 on the road. Aaron Nola has an earned run average of 1.50 and is 0-1 so far on the season while having a 1.00 WHIP. In his starts, the Phillies are 0-1 over his 6 innings pitched this season while giving up 5 hits during those innings. The Phillies are also 0-1 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 0 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 328 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.57. Opposing teams are hitting .257 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 143 times and striking out 322 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.36 strikeouts per game while getting 10.1 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.68.
As a team, Philadelphia is batting .247, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .298, which puts them at 27th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .366. Ben Revere leads the team in hits with 107 while the team ranks 19th in baseball with 8.41 hits per game.
With a 25-21 home record, Chicago will hope to improve on their 51-44 overall mark. Jason Hammel is starting this game 5-4 for the season with an earned run average of 2.82 and a WHIP of 0.98. In his starts, the Cubs are 8-10 and he has allowed 85 hits over 108.2 innings pitched this season. The Cubs are also 7-11 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 3.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 259 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.26. Opposing teams are hitting .231 against the Cubs bullpen while walking 120 times and striking out 283 times. Chicago is averaging 8.59 strikeouts per game while getting 7.96 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.33.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .229 average at home. The Cubs on-base percentage sits at .316, which puts them at 15th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .372. Anthony Rizzo leads the team in hits with 99 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.15 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Phillies have a fielding percentage of .981 with 69 total errors, 954 assists and 2,589 put outs. The Cubs have committed 66 errors on the season with 971 assists and 2,585 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .982 on the year.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 51-39 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 47-51 against the run line so far this season
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 37-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 43-52 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/25/15 CF Ben Revere Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Chicago Cubs
07/21/15 P Chad Billingsley Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
07/02/15 P Aaron Harang Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/2)
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)
07/17/15 C Miguel Montero Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/12)
06/29/15 P Tsuyoshi Wada Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/23)
04/15/15 2B Tommy La Stella Ribs Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/9)
04/06/15 P Jacob Turner Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs
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