Friday, September 25, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jerad Eickhoff (1-3) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (13-8)
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Nationals Park on Friday to play the Washington Nationals. The Phillies send Jerad Eickhoff to the mound to face Jordan Zimmermann of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +225 and Washington at -245. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Phillies, with a 76-76 run line record, cover the spread 50% of the time. They also have a 81-59 over/under record. The Nationals have a 80-63 over/under record and a 66-85 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 44% of the time.
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The Phillies show up with a 57-95 record, including 24-53 on the road. Starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff holds a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 3.16 and a WHIP of 1.14. The Phillies are 2-4 over his 37 innings pitched and he's also given up 31 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-3. He is getting 3.7 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.91 and they've given up 524 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .261 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 213 times and striking out 482 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.18 strikeouts per game while getting 10.1 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.82.
As a team, Philadelphia is batting .248, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. Ranked at 30th in the league in on-base percentage, the Phillies sit at .301 and they hold a .379 team slugging percentage. Odubel Herrera leads the team in hits with 137 while the team ranks 22nd in baseball with 8.46 hits per game.
Washington is 44-32 at home while holding a 78-73 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.49, Jordan Zimmermann will come into this game holding a 13-8 record and a 1.20 WHIP. The Nationals have a record of 19-12 over the 190.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 192 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 18-12. He is getting 5.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.48 and they have given up 407 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .241 against the Nationals bullpen while walking 129 times and striking out 398 times. Washington is averaging 8.38 strikeouts per game while getting 8.74 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .256 average at home. Ranked at 8th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .325 and they hold a .406 team slugging percentage. Bryce Harper leads the team in hits with 166 while the team ranks 21st in baseball with 8.51 hits a game.
The Phillies have committed 108 errors and have combined for 1,481 assists and 4,035 put outs leading to a .981 team fielding percentage. The Nationals have committed 85 errors on the season with 1,421 assists and 4,007 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 81-59 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 76-76 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 80-63 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 66-85 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/21/15 1B Ryan Howard Knee out indefinitely
09/14/15 3B Cesar Hernandez Thumb Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (9/14)
09/03/15 RF Domonic Brown Concussion out indefinitely
09/01/15 P Matt Harrison Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/31), out for season
08/28/15 P Elvis Araujo Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/28), out for season
08/19/15 3B Maikel Franco Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/12)
07/21/15 P Chad Billingsley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/19), out for season
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)
09/22/15 2B Danny Espinosa Hamstring out for season
09/15/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Oblique out indefinitely
09/12/15 P Drew Storen Thumb out for season
08/28/15 CF Denard Span Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27); out for season
08/10/15 P Aaron Barrett Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/9)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/29)
04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Nationals
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