Saturday, August 8, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Morgan (2-3) vs. Tyson Ross (8-8)
The San Diego Padres host the Philadelphia Phillies at Petco Park on Saturday. The Phillies send Adam Morgan to the mound to face Tyson Ross of the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +161 and San Diego at -171. The over/under was set at 7. The Phillies, with a 55-54 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 56-43 over/under record. The Padres are 56-53 against the run line and have a 60-45 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Phillies come into this game with a 42-67 record, and they are 15-38 away from home. Adam Morgan has a 2-3 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.46 and a 1.43 WHIP. In his starts, the Phillies are 4-3 over his 38.1 innings pitched this season while giving up 42 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Phillies are 3-3 in his starts. He is getting 3.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.50 and they've given up 358 hits on the season. 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 10.03 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61.
As a team, Philadelphia is batting .253, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. Ranked at 26th in the league in on-base percentage, the Phillies sit at .303 and they hold a .376 team slugging percentage. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.64 hits per game and Ben Revere leads the team with 114.
With a 52-57 overall record, San Diego will come into this game 24-25 at home. Tyson Ross has a record of 8-8 while sporting an earned run average of 3.37 on the year with a 1.39 WHIP. In his starts, the Padres are 12-11 and he has allowed 123 hits over 133.2 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Padres are 13-9 when he starts. He is getting 4.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.89 and they have given up 293 hits on the season. 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 8.54 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.19 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .233 average at home. Ranked at 30th in the league in on-base percentage, the Padres sit at .295 and they hold a .374 team slugging percentage. They rank 28th in baseball with 8.09 hits per game and Matt Kemp leads the team with 105.
The Phillies have committed 72 errors and have combined for 1,063 assists and 2,883 put outs leading to a .982 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 61 errors, accumulating 1076 assists and compiling 2,920 put outs.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 56-43 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 55-54 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 60-45 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 56-53 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/07/15 2B Chase Utley Ankle has been activated
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)
San Diego Padres
08/07/15 RF Will Venable Personal paternity list
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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