Friday, August 7, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola (2-1) vs. James Shields (8-4)
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Petco Park on Friday to take on the San Diego Padres. The Phillies send Aaron Nola to the mound to face James Shields of the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +159 and San Diego at -169. The over/under was set at 6.5. The Phillies, with a 55-53 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 55-43 over/under record. The Padres are 56-52 against the run line and have a 59-45 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
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The Phillies come into this game with a 42-66 record, and they are 15-38 away from home. Aaron Nola has a 2-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.38 and a 0.96 WHIP. He's pitched 18.2 innings thus far while surrendering 15 hits over that time and when he starts, the Phillies are 2-1. The Phillies are also 2-1 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 7.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 358 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.50. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen while being struck out 354 times and walking 153 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 9.98 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.29 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56.
Philadelphia ranks 14th in the league in team batting average at .252 while hitting .253 on the road. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .303, which puts them at 26th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .375. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.6 hits per game and Ben Revere leads the team with 111.
With a 52-56 overall record, San Diego will come into this game 24-25 at home. James Shields has a record of 8-4 while sporting an earned run average of 3.74 on the year with a 1.30 WHIP. He's pitched 139.2 innings thus far while surrendering 132 hits over that time in which the Padres are 11-12. The Padres are also 15-7 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 293 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.89. Teams are hitting .234 against the Padres bullpen while being struck out 304 times and walking 112 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 8.48 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.21 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93.
They rank 28th in the league in team batting average with a .240 average while hitting .233 at home. The Padres on-base percentage sits at .296, which puts them at 30th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .375. They rank 27th in baseball with 8.15 hits per game and Matt Kemp leads the team with 105.
In terms of team defense, the Phillies have a fielding percentage of .982 with 72 total errors, 1,056 assists and 2,856 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 61 errors, accumulating 1065 assists and compiling 2,896 put outs.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 55-43 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 55-53 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 59-45 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 56-52 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/21/15 P Chad Billingsley Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
06/23/15 2B Chase Utley Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/22)
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)
San Diego Padres
06/30/15 2B Cory Spangenberg Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/28)
06/16/15 CF Wil Myers Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/14)
05/06/15 P Brandon Morrow Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/3)
04/06/15 P Cory Luebke Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/4)
04/06/15 P Josh Johnson Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 C Tim Federowicz Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/26)
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies
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