Sunday, August 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jerome Williams (3-8) vs. Andrew Cashner (4-11)
The Philadelphia Phillies take on the San Diego Padres on Sunday at Petco Park. The Phillies send Jerome Williams to the mound to face Andrew Cashner of the Padres. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +175 and San Diego at -185. The over/under was set at 7. The Phillies, with a 56-54 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 57-43 over/under record. The Padres have a 61-45 over/under record and a 56-54 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 51% of the time.
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The Phillies head into this matchup with a 43-67 record, including 16-38 on the road. Jerome Williams has a 3-8 record on the season, an earned run average of 6.09 and a 1.70 WHIP. The Phillies are 6-11 over his 85.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 123 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Phillies are 9-6 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 363 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.45. Opposing teams are hitting .254 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 154 times and striking out 360 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.33 strikeouts per game while getting 10.01 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.58.
Philadelphia ranks 15th in the league in team batting average at .252 while hitting .251 on the road. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .302, which puts them at 27th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .377. Ben Revere leads the team in hits with 115 while the team ranks 12th in baseball with 8.64 hits per game.
With a 24-26 home record, San Diego will hope to improve on their 52-58 overall mark. Andrew Cashner has a record of 4-11 while sporting an earned run average of 4.08 on the year with a 1.35 WHIP. The Padres have a record of 8-13 over the 128 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 132 hits. Against the over/under, the Padres are 11-8 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 3.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 295 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.85. Opposing teams are hitting .232 against the Padres bullpen while walking 114 times and striking out 311 times. San Diego is averaging 8.23 strikeouts per game while getting 8.51 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 19th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97.
They rank 29th in the league in team batting average with a .239 average while hitting .233 at home. The Padres on-base percentage sits at .295, which puts them at 30th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .373. Matt Kemp leads the team in hits with 105 while the team ranks 28th in baseball with 8.12 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Phillies have a fielding percentage of .982 with 72 total errors, 1,076 assists and 2,919 put outs. The Padres have committed 61 errors on the season with 1086 assists and 2,956 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 57-43 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 56-54 against the run line so far this season
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 61-45 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 56-54 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)
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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