Friday, June 12, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Correia (0-0) vs. Jeff Locke (3-3)
The Philadelphia Phillies take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday at PNC Park. The probable starters are Kevin Correia for the Phillies and Jeff Locke for the Pirates. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +161 and Pittsburgh at -171. The over/under was set at 8. The Phillies, with a 28-33 run line record, cover the spread 46% of the time. They also have a 30-25 over/under record. The Pirates are 30-29 against the run line and have a 24-27 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Phillies head into this matchup with a 22-39 record, including 7-23 on the road. Kevin Correia is making his season debut for Philadelphia. The bullpen has given up 178 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.30. The bullpen has struck out 174 and walked 88 batters this season while opposing teams hit .249 against them. Philadelphia has a team average of 9.41 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.19 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.30, they are 28th in the league.
Philadelphia ranks 26th in the league in team batting average at .239 while hitting .247 on the road. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .290, which puts them at 29th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .356. With 63 hits, Ben Revere leads the team while his team ranks 25th in hits per game with 8.
With a 16-11 home record, Pittsburgh will hope to improve on their 32-27 overall mark. Jeff Locke has a record of 3-3 while sporting an earned run average of 5.37 on the year with a 1.53 WHIP. In his starts, the Pirates are 5-6 and he has allowed 70 hits over 62 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-3. His teammates score an average of 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 161 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 2.74. The Pirates bullpen has struck out 155 batters and walked 53 this season while opposing teams have hit .243 against them. Pittsburgh has a team average of 8.23 hits per game and are averaging 8.18 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 2.97, they are 2nd in the league.
They rank 13th in the league in team batting average with a .254 average while hitting .254 at home. The Pirates on-base percentage sits at .311, which puts them at 18th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .386. With 61 hits, Andrew McCutchen leads the team while his team ranks 10th in hits per game with 8.69.
In terms of team defense, the Phillies have a fielding percentage of .980 with 45 total errors, 587 assists and 1,595 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Pirates have accumlated 43 errors while having 693 assists and 1,607 put outs leading to a .982 fielding percentage.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 30-25 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 28-33 against the run line so far this season
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 24-27 against the over/under so far this season
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 30-29 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 (5/17)
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)
06/11/15 1B Pedro Alvarez Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
06/04/15 LF Jaff Decker Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/30)
05/07/15 LF Andrew Lambo Plantar Fasciitis Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/4)
04/06/15 P Brandon Cumpton Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 SS Justin Sellers Heel Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates
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