Sunday, June 21, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha (9-2) vs. Adam Morgan (0-0)
The Philadelphia Phillies host the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday. Michael Wacha is the probable starter for the Cardinals and he'll face Adam Morgan of the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -221 and Philadelphia at +204. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Cardinals, with a 37-30 run line record, cover the spread 55% of the time. They also have a 23-42 over/under record. The Phillies are 32-37 against the run line and have a 33-30 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
The Cardinals come into this game with a 44-23 record, and they are 18-16 away from home. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha holds a 9-2 record with an earned run average of 2.48 and a WHIP of 1.04. The Cardinals are 11-2 over his 83.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 68 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 5-7. He is getting 5.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 170 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 2.00. Opposing teams are hitting .233 against the Cardinals bullpen while walking 65 times and striking out 180 times. St. Louis is averaging 8.1 strikeouts per game while getting 8.16 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 1st in baseball in team earned run average at 2.64.
As a team, St. Louis is batting .263, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Cardinals on-base percentage sits at .327, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .398. Jhonny Peralta leads the team in hits with 76 while the team ranks 8th in baseball with 8.91 hits per game.
With a 23-46 overall record, Philadelphia will come into this game 16-18 at home. Adam Morgan is making his 1st start of the season for the Phillies. The bullpen has given up 218 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.51. Opposing teams are hitting .253 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 104 times and striking out 215 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.41 strikeouts per game while getting 9.48 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .234 average at Safeco Field. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .286, which puts them at 30th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .349. Ben Revere leads the team in hits with 74 while the team ranks 27th in baseball with 7.96 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Cardinals have a fielding percentage of .984 with 39 total errors, 660 assists and 1,811 put outs. The Phillies have committed 53 errors on the season with 664 assists and 1,818 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .979 on the year.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 23-42 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 37-30 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 33-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 32-37 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 "?" next start Wednesday vs NY Yankees
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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