Wednesday, July 8, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Morgan (1-1) vs. Clayton Kershaw (5-6)
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Phillies send Adam Morgan to the mound to face Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +313 and Los Angeles at -358. The over/under was set at 7. The Phillies have a 45-33 over/under record and a 40-45 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Dodgers are 36-48 against the run line and have a 42-39 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Phillies head into this matchup with a 28-57 record, including 10-32 on the road. Starting pitcher Adam Morgan holds a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.13 and a WHIP of 1.18. He's pitched 12.2 innings thus far while surrendering 11 hits over that time and when he starts, the Phillies are 1-1. Against the over/under, the Phillies are 1-1 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 278 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.57. Opposing teams are hitting .256 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 127 times and striking out 270 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.39 strikeouts per game while getting 9.96 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.66.
Philadelphia ranks 23rd in the league in team batting average at .247 while hitting .251 on the road. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .298, which puts them at 26th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .365. Ben Revere leads the team in hits with 90 while the team ranks 19th in baseball with 8.44 hits per game.
With a 29-15 home record, Los Angeles will hope to improve on their 47-37 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.08, Clayton Kershaw will come into this game holding a 5-6 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He's pitched 114 innings thus far while surrendering 91 hits over that time in which the Dodgers are 8-9. Against the over/under, the Dodgers are 8-8 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 210 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.59. Opposing teams are hitting .230 against the Dodgers bullpen while walking 84 times and striking out 273 times. Los Angeles is averaging 7.39 strikeouts per game while getting 8.12 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63.
They rank 22nd in the league in team batting average with a .248 average while hitting .244 at home. The Dodgers on-base percentage sits at .311, which puts them at 21st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .390. Howie Kendrick leads the team in hits with 89 while the team ranks 23rd in baseball with 8.26 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Phillies have a fielding percentage of .980 with 63 total errors, 820 assists and 2,247 put outs. The Dodgers have committed 33 errors on the season with 868 assists and 2,233 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .989 on the year.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 45-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 40-45 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 42-39 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 36-48 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 Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
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 60 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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