Saturday, September 26, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Nola (6-2) vs. Stephen Strasburg (10-7)
The Philadelphia Phillies take on the Washington Nationals on Saturday at Nationals Park. Aaron Nola is the probable starter for the Phillies and he'll face Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +240 and Washington at -263. The over/under was set at 7. The Phillies, with a 77-76 run line record, cover the spread 50% of the time. They also have a 81-60 over/under record. The Nationals have a 81-63 over/under record and a 66-86 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 43% of the time.
The Phillies come into this game with a 57-96 record, and they are 24-54 away from home. Aaron Nola has an earned run average of 3.84 and is 6-2 so far on the season while having a 1.20 WHIP. In his starts, the Phillies are 7-5 over his 72.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 68 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-4. The team is averaging 5.4 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.90 and they've given up 525 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 483 and walked 213 batters this season while opposing teams hit .261 against them. Philadelphia has a team average of 10.06 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.17 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.80, they are 29th in the league.
Philadelphia is batting .247 as a team, which is good for 25th in the league and hitting .249 away from home. Ranked at 30th in the league in on-base percentage, the Phillies sit at .300 and they hold a .378 team slugging percentage. With 139 hits, Freddy Galvis leads the team while his team ranks 22nd in hits per game with 8.44.
With a 78-74 overall record, Washington will come into this game 44-33 at home. Stephen Strasburg is starting this game 10-7 for the season with an earned run average of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.15. In his starts, the Nationals are 12-9 and he has allowed 106 hits over 113.1 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-9. The team is averaging 4.9 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.49 and they have given up 409 hits on the season. The Nationals bullpen has struck out 399 batters and walked 133 this season while opposing teams have hit .240 against them. Washington has a team average of 8.73 hits per game and are averaging 8.34 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.71, they are 9th in the league.
They are batting .254 as a team, which is good for 13th in the league and hitting .256 at home. Ranked at 8th in the league in on-base percentage, the Nationals sit at .325 and they hold a .407 team slugging percentage. With 168 hits, Yunel Escobar leads the team while his team ranks 20th in hits per game with 8.52.
The Phillies have committed 109 errors and have combined for 1,494 assists and 4,059 put outs leading to a .981 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Nationals have accumulated 85 errors while having 1,431 assists and 4,034 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 81-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 77-76 against the run line so far this season
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 81-63 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 66-86 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)
09/25/15 2B Dan Uggla Back out for season
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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