Friday, June 5, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Tim Lincecum (5-3) vs. Jerome Williams (3-5)
The Philadelphia Phillies welcome the San Francisco Giants to Citizens Bank Park on Friday. The probable starters are Tim Lincecum for the Giants and Jerome Williams for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at -128 and Philadelphia at +118. The over/under was set at 8. The Giants, with a 30-25 run line record, cover the spread 55% of the time. They also have a 26-25 over/under record. The Phillies are 26-28 against the run line and have a 24-24 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Giants show up with a 30-25 record, including 14-11 on the road. Starting pitcher Tim Lincecum holds a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 3.00 and a WHIP of 1.33. The Giants are 5-5 over his 57 innings pitched and he's also given up 50 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Giants are 4-5 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 3.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.50 and they've given up 157 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 134 and walked 55 batters this season while opposing teams hit .241 against them. San Francisco has a team average of 8.63 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.78, they are 12th in the league.
San Francisco ranks 2nd in the league in team batting average at .271 while hitting .286 on the road. Ranked at 3rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Giants sit at .331 and they hold a .402 team slugging percentage. With 65 hits, Norichika Aoki leads the team while his team ranks 3rd in hits per game with 9.4.
Philadelphia is 14-13 at home while holding a 21-33 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 5.49, Jerome Williams will come into this game holding a 3-5 record and a 1.59 WHIP. The Phillies have a record of 4-7 over the 59 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 78 hits. Against the over/under, the Phillies are 6-4 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 3.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.49 and they have given up 156 hits on the season. The Phillies bullpen has struck out 147 batters and walked 82 this season while opposing teams have hit .251 against them. Philadelphia has a team average of 9.18 hits per game and are averaging 7.16 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.10, they are 21st in the league.
They rank 28th in the league in team batting average with a .236 average while hitting .231 at home. Ranked at 29th in the league in on-base percentage, the Phillies sit at .287 and they hold a .348 team slugging percentage. With 53 hits, Ben Revere leads the team while his team ranks 27th in hits per game with 7.93.
The Giants have committed 30 errors and have combined for 600 assists and 1,479 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Phillies have accumlated 38 errors while having 523 assists and 1,415 put outs leading to a .981 fielding percentage.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 26-25 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 30-25 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 24-24 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 26-28 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
06/04/15 SS Brandon Crawford Calf "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
06/04/15 RF Hunter Pence Wrist "?" Friday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
04/18/15 P Jake Peavy Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/18)
04/08/15 P Matt Cain Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
05/18/15 P Chad Billingsley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
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 Phillies
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