Friday, June 19, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Lyons (1-0) vs. Phillippe Aumont (0-0)
The St. Louis Cardinals head to Citizens Bank Park on Friday to take on the Philadelphia Phillies. The Cardinals send Tyler Lyons to the mound to face Phillippe Aumont of the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -165 and Philadelphia at +155. The over/under was set at 8. The Cardinals have a 22-42 over/under record and a 36-30 run line mark, meaning they cover 55% of the time. The Phillies have a 32-30 over/under record and a 32-36 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
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The Cardinals show up with a 43-23 record, including 17-16 on the road. Tyler Lyons has an earned run average of 5.00 and is 1-0 so far on the season while having a 1.50 WHIP. In his starts, the Cardinals are 2-2 over his 18 innings pitched this season while giving up 21 hits during those innings. The Cardinals are also 1-3 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 166 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 1.99. The bullpen has struck out 177 and walked 62 batters this season while opposing teams hit .232 against them. St. Louis has a team average of 8.12 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.12 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 2.63, they are 1st in the league.
St. Louis ranks 7th in the league in team batting average at .262 while hitting .247 on the road. The Cardinals on-base percentage sits at .326, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .394. With 74 hits, Jhonny Peralta leads the team while his team ranks 10th in hits per game with 8.86.
Philadelphia is 16-17 at home while holding a 23-45 overall record on the season. Phillippe Aumont is starting this game 0-0 for the season with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.00. In his starts, the Phillies are 0-0 and he has allowed 0 hits over 0 innings pitched this season. The Phillies are also 0-0 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 0 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 207 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.34. The Phillies bullpen has struck out 208 batters and walked 101 this season while opposing teams have hit .248 against them. Philadelphia has a team average of 9.43 hits per game and are averaging 7.32 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.32, they are 27th in the league.
They rank 28th in the league in team batting average with a .236 average while hitting .233 at home. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .286, which puts them at 29th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .349. With 71 hits, Ben Revere leads the team while his team ranks 28th in hits per game with 7.96.
In terms of team defense, the Cardinals have a fielding percentage of .984 with 38 total errors, 638 assists and 1,758 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Phillies have accumlated 51 errors while having 652 assists and 1,764 put outs leading to a .979 fielding percentage.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 22-42 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 36-30 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 32-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 32-36 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
06/12/15 P Lance Lynn Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/8)
06/09/15 LF Matt Holliday Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (06/10)
05/27/15 1B Matt Adams Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (05/26), out for regular season
05/03/15 P Jordan Walden Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/30)
04/28/15 P Adam Wainwright Achilles Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/25); out for season
04/04/15 LF Tommy Pham Quad Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
06/18/15 P Cole Hamels Hamstring expected to miss start Friday vs St. Louis Cardinals
06/17/15 P Jerome Williams Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
05/18/15 P Chad Billingsley Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/17)
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 Cardinals
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