Friday, August 28, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Ian Kennedy (8-11) vs. Aaron Nola (4-1)
The Philadelphia Phillies welcome the San Diego Padres to Citizens Bank Park on Friday. Ian Kennedy is the probable starter for the Padres and he'll face Aaron Nola of the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at -130 and Philadelphia at +120. The over/under was set at 8. The Padres, with a 64-62 run line record, cover the spread 51% of the time. They also have a 73-49 over/under record. The Phillies are 64-63 against the run line and have a 68-49 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Padres show up with a 62-64 record, including 31-34 on the road. Ian Kennedy has a 8-11 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.01 and a 1.26 WHIP. The Padres are 11-12 over his 128 innings pitched and he's also given up 123 hits over that time period. The Padres are also 11-12 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 341 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.87. Opposing teams are hitting .234 against the Padres bullpen while walking 130 times and striking out 365 times. San Diego is averaging 8.35 strikeouts per game while getting 8.53 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 17th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.95.
San Diego ranks 26th in the league in team batting average at .245 while hitting .245 on the road. The Padres on-base percentage sits at .300, which puts them at 30th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .384. Matt Kemp leads the team in hits with 128 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.29 hits per game.
Philadelphia is 28-33 at home while holding a 50-77 overall record on the season. Aaron Nola has a record of 4-1 while sporting an earned run average of 3.59 on the year with a 1.15 WHIP. The Phillies have a record of 5-2 over the 42.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 37 hits. The Phillies are also 5-2 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 5.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 426 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.78. Opposing teams are hitting .257 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 176 times and striking out 411 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.24 strikeouts per game while getting 10.03 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77.
They rank 13th in the league in team batting average with a .254 average while hitting .254 at home. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .304, which puts them at 28th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .385. Ben Revere leads the team in hits with 130 while the team ranks 10th in baseball with 8.71 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Padres have a fielding percentage of .984 with 73 total errors, 1,250 assists and 3,382 put outs. The Phillies have committed 88 errors on the season with 1242 assists and 3,360 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .981 on the year.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 73-49 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 64-62 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 68-49 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 64-63 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
08/15/15 P Brandon Maurer Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/10)
08/15/15 P Marcos Mateo Neck Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/6)
06/16/15 CF Wil Myers Wrist Injury is on the 60 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)
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 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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Padres
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