Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Great American Ball Park
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Harang (4-6) vs. Anthony DeSclafani (4-4)
The Cincinnati Reds welcome the Philadelphia Phillies to Great American Ball Park on Tuesday. The probable starters are Aaron Harang for the Phillies and Anthony DeSclafani for the Reds. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +136 and Cincinnati at -146. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Phillies, with a 28-30 run line record, cover the spread 48% of the time. They also have a 28-24 over/under record. The Reds have a 28-23 over/under record and a 25-30 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
The Phillies show up with a 22-36 record, including 7-20 on the road. Aaron Harang has an earned run average of 2.45 and is 4-6 so far on the season while having a 1.06 WHIP. He's pitched 77.0 innings thus far while surrendering 62 hits over that time and when he starts, the Phillies are 5-7. The Phillies are also 3-7 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 2.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen has given up 167 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.20. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen while being struck out 165 times and walking 88 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 9.24 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.11 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.15.
Philadelphia is batting .236 as a team, which is good for 28th in the league and hitting .241 away from home. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .287, which puts them at 29th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .355. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.88 hits per game and Ben Revere leads the team with 58.
Cincinnati is 14-13 at home while holding a 24-31 overall record on the season. Anthony DeSclafani is starting this game 4-4 for the season with an earned run average of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.26. He's pitched 65 innings thus far while surrendering 55 hits over that time in which the Reds are 6-5. The Reds are also 3-6 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has given up 141 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 4.74. Teams are hitting .239 against the Reds bullpen while being struck out 150 times and walking 72 times this season. As a team, Cincinnati has allowed 8.36 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.31 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.26.
They are batting .242 as a team, which is good for 22nd in the league and hitting .243 at home. The Reds on-base percentage sits at .314, which puts them at 17th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .397. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.09 hits per game and Brandon Phillips leads the team with 59.
In terms of team defense, the Phillies have a fielding percentage of .980 with 42 total errors, 563 assists and 1,523 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .987 team fielding percentage while committing 26 errors, accumulating 562 assists and compiling 1,463 put outs.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 28-24 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 28-30 against the run line so far this season
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Reds are 28-23 against the over/under so far this season
The Cincinnati Reds are 25-30 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/18/15 P Chad Billingsley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
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)
06/05/15 P Rasiel Iglesias Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/05)
06/03/15 RF Marlon Byrd Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/3)
05/25/15 C Devin Mesoraco Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/23)
04/28/15 P Homer Bailey Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26); out for season
04/04/15 CF Jason Bourgeois Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
04/04/15 P Sean Marshall Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/5)
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies
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