Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jerad Eickhoff vs. Julio Teheran
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Turner Field on Tuesday to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies and Julio Teheran for the Braves. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +141 and Atlanta at -151. The over/under was set at 8. The Phillies have a 76-72-8 over/under record and a 81-75-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Braves are 81-74-0 against the run line and have a 80-66-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Phillies head into this matchup with a 70-86 record, including 34-44 on the road. Starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff has a 11-14 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 154 strikeouts over his 187.1 innings pitched and he has given up 182 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.90 and they have given up 523 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the bullpen while being struck out 496 times and walking 204 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 9.16 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.14 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Phillies pitchers have collectively given up 1,410 base hits and 703 earned runs. They have allowed 207 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 447 batters and struck out 1,254. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team, Philadelphia is batting .240, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .249 average away from home. The Phillies hold a .386 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300 which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in baseball with 8.03 hits per game. Odubel Herrera comes into this game hitting .288 and his on-base percentage is at .364. He has 161 hits this season along with 85 runs scored and 48 runs batted in. He's struck out 127 times and has walked 62 times. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .293 and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 154 hits so far while scoring 66 runs and he's driven in 38. He has walked 64 times and has struck out 112 times. The Phillies have 1,253 hits, including 224 doubles and 158 home runs. They've stolen 92 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 45 times. Philadelphia has walked 411 times this season and they've struck out 1,324 times as a unit. They've left 999 men on base and have a team OPS of .687. They score 3.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 591 runs so far this year.
Atlanta comes into this matchup with a 26-49 home record and a 63-92 overall mark. With an earned run average of 3.10, Julio Teheran has a 6-10 record and a 1.03 WHIP. He has 152 strikeouts over the 177 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 144 hits. He has allowed 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.74. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 520 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 520 times and walking 250 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.54 batters per nine. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,363 base knocks and 706 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Atlanta as a staff has walked 532 hitters and struck out 1,167. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 17th in the league while putting together a .260 average at home. The Braves hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.74 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .305 and he has an OBP of .402. He has 174 hits this year along with 96 runs scored and 87 RBI. He's struck out 165 times and has walked on 86 occasions. Nick Markakis is hitting .271 and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 158 hits so far while he's scored 64 runs and drove in 87. He has earned a walk 68 times and has punched out 98 times. The Braves as a unit have 1,354 base hits, including 288 doubles and 114 homers. They have 71 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 34 times. Atlanta as a team has walked 483 times this year and they have struck out 1,190 times. They've had 1,124 men left on base and have an OPS of .702. They score 3.98 runs per game and have totaled 617 runs so far this season.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 76-72-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 81-75-0 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 80-66-9 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 81-74-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/23/16 LF Tyler Goeddel Concussion out indefinitely
09/04/16 P Vincent Velasquez None out for season
08/17/16 P Aaron Nola Elbow 60-day DL (7/29); out for season
08/09/16 P Zach Eflin Knee 60-day DL (8/9); out for season
05/01/16 P Dalier Hinojosa Hand 15-day DL (4/29)
04/24/16 P Charlie Morton Hamstring 60-day DL (4/24); out for season
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
09/18/16 P Rob Whalen Shoulder 60-day DL (8/25)
09/17/16 C A.J. Pierzynski Hamstring 60-day DL (9/11)
09/14/16 C Williams Perez Tricep "?" for next start
09/13/16 P Mike Foltynewicz Calf "?" for next start
09/02/16 P Eric O'Flaherty Elbow 60-day DL (8/18)
08/31/16 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 15-day DL (8/29)
08/01/16 P Matt Marksberry Shoulder 60-day DL (7/31)
04/12/16 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 60-day DL (4/11)
04/04/16 P Andrew McKirahan Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Paco Rodriguez Elbow out for season
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies
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