Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Morgan (1-2) vs. Felix Doubront (1-0)
The Toronto Blue Jays welcome the Philadelphia Phillies to Rogers Centre on Tuesday. Adam Morgan is the probable starter for the Phillies and he'll face Felix Doubront of the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +204 and Toronto at -221. The over/under was set at 9. The Phillies, with a 49-51 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 52-40 over/under record. The Blue Jays have a 47-45 over/under record and a 51-49 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 51% of the time.
The Phillies head into this matchup with a 37-63 record, including 14-37 on the road. Adam Morgan has an earned run average of 4.28 and is 1-2 so far on the season while having a 1.39 WHIP. He's pitched 27.1 innings thus far while surrendering 30 hits over that time and when he starts, the Phillies are 3-2. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-2. His teammates are averaging 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.58 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 324 and walked 144 batters this season while opposing teams hit .256 against them. Philadelphia has a team average of 9.95 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.43 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.64, they are 29th in the league.
Philadelphia ranks 22nd in the league in team batting average at .250 while hitting .254 on the road. The Phillies hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301 which is good for 27th in baseball. With 107 hits, Ben Revere leads the team while his team ranks 15th in hits per game with 8.52.
With a 28-19 home record, Toronto will hope to improve on their 50-50 overall mark. Felix Doubront is starting this game 1-0 for the season with an earned run average of 4.34 and a WHIP of 1.55. He's pitched 18.2 innings thus far while surrendering 26 hits over that time in which the Blue Jays are 1-2. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-1. His teammates score an average of 5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 250 base hits on the year. The Blue Jays bullpen has struck out 297 batters and walked 89 this season while opposing teams have hit .224 against them. Toronto has a team average of 8.8 hits per game and are averaging 7.07 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.07, they are 23rd in the league.
They rank 5th in the league in team batting average with a .262 average while hitting .277 at home. The Blue Jays hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 2nd in baseball. With 112 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 6th in hits per game with 8.86.
Philadelphia has a team fielding percentage of .981 after having committed 69 errors with 970 assists and 2,643 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Blue Jays have accumlated 61 errors while having 995 assists and 2,652 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 52-40 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 49-51 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 47-45 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 51-49 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)
07/02/15 P Aaron Harang Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/2)
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)
Toronto Blue Jays
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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