Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jerome Williams (3-7) vs. R.A. Dickey (4-10)
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Rogers Centre on Wednesday to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Jerome Williams for the Phillies and R.A. Dickey for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +208 and Toronto at -226. The over/under was set at 9.5. 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 are 51-49 against the run line and have a 47-45 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Phillies show up with a 37-63 record, including 14-37 on the road. Jerome Williams has a 3-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 6.28 and a 1.66 WHIP. The Phillies are 5-10 over his 76 innings pitched and he's also given up 106 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Phillies are 8-6 in his starts. The team is averaging 3.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.58 and they've given up 329 hits on the season. 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 is batting .250 as a team, which is good for 22nd in the league and hitting .254 away from home. Ranked at 27th in the league in on-base percentage, the Phillies sit at .301 and they hold a .373 team slugging percentage. With 107 hits, Ben Revere leads the team while his team ranks 15th in hits per game with 8.52.
Toronto is 28-19 at home while holding a 50-50 overall record on the season. R.A. Dickey has a record of 4-10 while sporting an earned run average of 4.53 on the year with a 1.29 WHIP. The Blue Jays have a record of 8-12 over the 129 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 121 hits. Against the over/under, the Blue Jays are 8-9 when he starts. The team is averaging 3.8 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.47 and they have given up 250 hits on the season. 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 are batting .262 as a team, which is good for 5th in the league and hitting .277 at home. Ranked at 2nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .330 and they hold a .441 team slugging percentage. With 112 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 6th in hits per game with 8.86.
The Phillies have committed 69 errors and have combined for 970 assists and 2,643 put outs leading to a .981 team fielding percentage. 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
07/28/15 SS Troy Tulowitzki Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
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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