Monday, July 6, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Sean O'Sullivan (1-6) vs. Carlos Frias (5-5)
The Los Angeles Dodgers host the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on Monday. Sean O'Sullivan is the probable starter for the Phillies and he'll face Carlos Frias of the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +121 and Los Angeles at -167. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Phillies have a 44-32 over/under record and a 39-44 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Dodgers are 35-47 against the run line and have a 40-39 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Phillies show up with a 27-56 record, including 9-31 on the road. Starting pitcher Sean O'Sullivan holds a 1-6 record with an earned run average of 5.76 and a WHIP of 1.58. In his starts, the Phillies are 5-7 over his 65.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 86 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Phillies are 6-5 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 270 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.55. The bullpen has struck out 265 and walked 125 batters this season while opposing teams hit .254 against them. Philadelphia has a team average of 9.94 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.67, they are 29th in the league.
Philadelphia ranks 23rd in the league in team batting average at .246 while hitting .248 on the road. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .296, which puts them at 27th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .362. With 90 hits, Ben Revere leads the team while his team ranks 22nd in hits per game with 8.36.
Los Angeles is 28-14 at home while holding a 46-36 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 4.39, Carlos Frias will come into this game holding a 5-5 record and a 1.55 WHIP. In his starts, the Dodgers are 6-5 and he has allowed 84 hits over 69.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Dodgers are 6-6 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 197 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.41. The Dodgers bullpen has struck out 258 batters and walked 76 this season while opposing teams have hit .227 against them. Los Angeles has a team average of 8.08 hits per game and are averaging 7.42 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.60, they are 10th in the league.
They rank 22nd in the league in team batting average with a .246 average while hitting .244 at home. The Dodgers on-base percentage sits at .309, which puts them at 20th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .387. With 89 hits, Howie Kendrick leads the team while his team ranks 26th in hits per game with 8.17.
In terms of team defense, the Phillies have a fielding percentage of .980 with 62 total errors, 798 assists and 2,193 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Dodgers have accumlated 32 errors while having 853 assists and 2,179 put outs leading to a .990 fielding percentage.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 44-32 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 39-44 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 40-39 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 35-47 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
06/17/15 P Jerome Williams Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
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)
Los Angeles Dodgers
07/05/15 P Carlos Frias Back "?" next scheduled start, Monday vs. Philadelphia
06/18/15 P Chris Hatcher Oblique Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/15)
06/02/15 P Paco Rodriguez Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/30)
04/28/15 P Brandon McCarthy Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/26), out for season
04/28/15 LF Carl Crawford Oblique Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/27)
04/06/15 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/04/15 P Brandon Beachy Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/23)
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies
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