Saturday, August 15, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jerome Williams (4-8) vs. Jimmy Nelson (9-9)
The Milwaukee Brewers host the Philadelphia Phillies at Miller Park on Saturday. The Phillies send Jerome Williams to the mound to face Jimmy Nelson of the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +163 and Milwaukee at -173. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Phillies have a 61-44 over/under record and a 59-56 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Brewers have a 55-54 over/under record and a 53-63 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 46% of the time.
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The Phillies head into this matchup with a 46-69 record, including 19-40 on the road. Jerome Williams has a 4-8 record on the season, an earned run average of 5.73 and a 1.63 WHIP. The Phillies are 7-11 over his 92.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 128 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Phillies are 10-6 in his starts. The team is averaging 3.9 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.54 and they've given up 386 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 376 and walked 158 batters this season while opposing teams hit .256 against them. Philadelphia has a team average of 10.17 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.28 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.70, they are 29th in the league.
Philadelphia is batting .253 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .253 away from home. Ranked at 29th in the league in on-base percentage, the Phillies sit at .302 and they hold a .380 team slugging percentage. With 118 hits, Ben Revere leads the team while his team ranks 11th in hits per game with 8.68.
With a 24-36 home record, Milwaukee will hope to improve on their 48-68 overall mark. Jimmy Nelson has a record of 9-9 while sporting an earned run average of 3.65 on the year with a 1.22 WHIP. The Brewers have a record of 11-12 over the 143 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 127 hits. Against the over/under, the Brewers are 11-11 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.52 and they have given up 303 hits on the season. The Brewers bullpen has struck out 363 batters and walked 122 this season while opposing teams have hit .230 against them. Milwaukee has a team average of 8.86 hits per game and are averaging 7.93 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.16, they are 24th in the league.
They are batting .249 as a team, which is good for 21st in the league and hitting .247 at home. Ranked at 24th in the league in on-base percentage, the Brewers sit at .304 and they hold a .389 team slugging percentage. With 115 hits, Gerardo Parra leads the team while his team ranks 21st in hits per game with 8.39.
The Phillies have committed 74 errors and have combined for 1,125 assists and 3,048 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Brewers have accumlated 86 errors while having 1165 assists and 3,086 put outs leading to a .980 fielding percentage.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 61-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 59-56 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 55-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 53-63 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/13/15 3B Maikel Franco Wrist doubtful Friday vs. Milwaukee Brewers
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)
No injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take the Brewers
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