Sunday, August 30, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: James Shields (9-6) vs. Alec Asher (0-0)
The San Diego Padres visit Citizens Bank Park on Sunday to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are James Shields for the Padres and Alec Asher for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at -155 and Philadelphia at +145. The over/under was set at 8. The Padres have a 73-50 over/under record and a 64-64 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Phillies have a 69-49 over/under record and a 65-64 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 50% of the time.
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The Padres head into this matchup with a 62-66 record, including 31-36 on the road. Starting pitcher James Shields holds a 9-6 record with an earned run average of 3.89 and a WHIP of 1.32. The Padres are 12-15 over his 164.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 157 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 19-7. He is getting 4.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 347 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .235 against the Padres bullpen while walking 130 times and striking out 370 times. San Diego is averaging 8.38 strikeouts per game while getting 8.55 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 19th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.98.
As a team, San Diego is batting .242, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .241 average away from home. The Padres hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298 which is good for 30th in baseball. Matt Kemp leads the team in hits with 128 while the team ranks 27th in baseball with 8.2 hits per game.
With a 29-34 home record, Philadelphia will hope to improve on their 51-78 overall mark. Alec Asher will be making his first start of the year for Philadelphia. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 433 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .256 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 180 times and striking out 418 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.2 strikeouts per game while getting 9.98 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.74.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .252 average at home. The Phillies hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 26th in baseball. Ben Revere leads the team in hits with 135 while the team ranks 11th in baseball with 8.68 hits a game.
San Diego has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 73 errors with 1,266 assists and 3,430 put outs for the season. The Phillies have committed 91 errors on the season with 1,262 assists and 3,426 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .981 on the year.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 73-50 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 64-64 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 69-49 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 65-64 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
08/28/15 RF Matt Kemp Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
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)
08/28/15 P Elvis Araujo Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27)
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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