Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg (8-7) vs. David Buchanan (2-8)
The Philadelphia Phillies welcome the Washington Nationals to Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday. The probable starters are Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and David Buchanan for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has Washington at -225 and Philadelphia at +207. The over/under was set at 8. The Nationals have a 75-60 over/under record and a 62-80 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Phillies have a 78-54 over/under record and a 70-74 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
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The Nationals head into this matchup with a 72-70 record, including 31-41 on the road. Stephen Strasburg has a 8-7 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.30 and a 1.23 WHIP. The Nationals are 10-9 over his 98.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 99 hits over that time period. The Nationals are also 11-8 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 391 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.64. Opposing teams are hitting .245 against the Nationals bullpen while walking 125 times and striking out 373 times. Washington is averaging 8.2 strikeouts per game while getting 8.84 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 9th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.74.
Washington ranks 15th in the league in team batting average at .253 while hitting .248 on the road. The Nationals on-base percentage sits at .322, which puts them at 11th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .404. Yunel Escobar leads the team in hits with 152 while the team ranks 21st in baseball with 8.48 hits per game.
With a 33-39 home record, Philadelphia will hope to improve on their 56-88 overall mark. David Buchanan has a record of 2-8 while sporting an earned run average of 9.11 on the year with a 2.08 WHIP. The Phillies have a record of 2-9 over the 52.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 85 hits. The Phillies are also 7-2 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 3.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 494 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.85. Opposing teams are hitting .259 against the Phillies bullpen while walking 199 times and striking out 461 times. Philadelphia is averaging 7.2 strikeouts per game while getting 10.1 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.87.
They rank 20th in the league in team batting average with a .252 average while hitting .250 at home. The Phillies on-base percentage sits at .304, which puts them at 29th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .384. Odubel Herrera leads the team in hits with 132 while the team ranks 17th in baseball with 8.6 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Nationals have a fielding percentage of .985 with 80 total errors, 1,337 assists and 3,755 put outs. The Phillies have committed 100 errors on the season with 1,383 assists and 3,816 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .981 on the year.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 75-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 62-80 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 78-54 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 70-74 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/14/15 RF Bryce Harper Head is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
09/12/15 P Drew Storen Thumb out indefinitely
08/28/15 CF Denard Span Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27); out for season
08/10/15 P Aaron Barrett Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/9)
04/30/15 LF Reed Johnson Calf Injury is on the 60 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), out for season
09/14/15 3B Cesar Hernandez Thumb Injury is on the 60 day disabled list
09/03/15 RF Domonic Brown Concussion out indefinitely
09/01/15 P Matt Harrison Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/31), out for season
08/28/15 P Elvis Araujo Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/28), out for season
08/19/15 3B Maikel Franco Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/12)
07/21/15 P Chad Billingsley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/19), out for season
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 Nationals
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