Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Mark Buehrle (13-5) vs. Adam Morgan (3-4)
The Philadelphia Phillies welcome the Toronto Blue Jays to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday. Mark Buehrle is the probable starter for the Blue Jays and he'll face Adam Morgan of the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -193 and Philadelphia at +183. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Blue Jays, with a 65-54 run line record, cover the spread 55% of the time. They also have a 53-58 over/under record. The Phillies are 59-59 against the run line and have a 61-47 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 65-54 record, including 25-31 on the road. Mark Buehrle has an earned run average of 3.31 and is 13-5 so far on the season while having a 1.16 WHIP. He's pitched 155 innings thus far while surrendering 156 hits over that time and when he starts, the Blue Jays are 14-9. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-9. His teammates are averaging 6.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 281 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .218 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 93 times and striking out 341 times. Toronto is averaging 6.99 strikeouts per game while getting 8.4 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 13th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.76.
Toronto ranks 7th in the league in team batting average at .261 while hitting .247 on the road. The Blue Jays hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 2nd in baseball. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 134 while the team ranks 10th in baseball with 8.76 hits per game.
With a 27-29 home record, Philadelphia will hope to improve on their 46-72 overall mark. Adam Morgan is starting this game 3-4 for the season with an earned run average of 4.11 and a WHIP of 1.29. He's pitched 50.1 innings thus far while surrendering 51 hits over that time in which the Phillies are 5-4. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-5. His teammates score an average of 3.4 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.52 and they have given up 393 base hits on the year. Opposing teams are hitting .256 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 161 times and striking out 385 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.25 strikeouts per game while getting 10.12 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.70.
They rank 17th in the league in team batting average with a .252 average while hitting .253 at home. The Phillies hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 28th in baseball. Ben Revere leads the team in hits with 120 while the team ranks 13th in baseball with 8.64 hits a game.
Toronto has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 66 errors with 1,177 assists and 3,174 put outs for the season. The Phillies have committed 78 errors on the season with 1156 assists and 3,120 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .982 on the year.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 53-58 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 65-54 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 61-47 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 59-59 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
07/29/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
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 Phillies
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