Saturday, June 27, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez (5-4) vs. Adam Morgan (1-0)
The Philadelphia Phillies host the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday. The probable starters are Gio Gonzalez for the Nationals and Adam Morgan for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -175 and Philadelphia at +165. The over/under was set at 8. The Nationals, with a 34-39 run line record, cover the spread 47% of the time. They also have a 39-31 over/under record. The Phillies are 35-39 against the run line and have a 38-30 over/under record. They cover the spread 47% of the time.
The Nationals come into this game with a 40-33 record, and they are 18-19 away from home. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez holds a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.49. The Nationals are 9-5 over his 81.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 89 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-5. His teammates are averaging 4.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 205 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.56. The bullpen has struck out 196 and walked 67 batters this season while opposing teams hit .252 against them. Washington has a team average of 9.14 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.01 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.69, they are 10th in the league.
Washington ranks 10th in the league in team batting average at .260 while hitting .261 on the road. The Nationals on-base percentage sits at .324, which puts them at 9th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .408. With 83 hits, Yunel Escobar leads the team while his team ranks 11th in hits per game with 8.78.
With a 26-48 overall record, Philadelphia will come into this game 17-19 at home. With an earned run average of 1.59, Adam Morgan will come into this game holding a 1-0 record and a 1.41 WHIP. The Phillies have a record of 1-0 over the 5.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 6 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-0. His teammates score an average of 9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 244 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.80. The Phillies bullpen has struck out 234 batters and walked 113 this season while opposing teams have hit .258 against them. Philadelphia has a team average of 9.73 hits per game and are averaging 7.42 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.58, they are 29th in the league.
They rank 25th in the league in team batting average with a .241 average while hitting .236 at home. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .292, which puts them at 29th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .358. With 84 hits, Ben Revere leads the team while his team ranks 23rd in hits per game with 8.15.
In terms of team defense, the Nationals have a fielding percentage of .983 with 46 total errors, 701 assists and 1,941 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Phillies have accumlated 55 errors while having 710 assists and 1,950 put outs leading to a .980 fielding percentage.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 39-31 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 34-39 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 38-30 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 35-39 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/26/15 2B Anthony Rendon Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
06/26/15 RF Bryce Harper Leg is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
06/12/15 P Aaron Barrett Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/12)
06/11/15 1B Ryan Zimmerman Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/10)
05/19/15 LF Jayson Werth Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/29)
04/15/15 P Craig Stammen Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/14)
04/06/15 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
06/23/15 2B Chase Utley Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/22)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Nationals
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