Wednesday, August 10, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson vs. Scott Kazmir
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Dodger Stadium on Wednesday to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The probable pitchers are Jeremy Hellickson for the Phillies and Scott Kazmir for the Dodgers. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia at +170 and Los Angeles at -180. The over/under is 8. The Phillies have a 56-56-2 over/under mark and a 58-56-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Dodgers are 50-61-0 against the run line and have a 53-50-8 over/under record. They cover the spread 45% of the time.
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The Phillies head into this game with a 52-62 record, and they are 27-33 on the road. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has a 9-7 record with an ERA of 3.72 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 112 strikeouts during his 138 innings pitched and he has given up 128 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.15. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.32 and they have allowed 365 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the pen while they've been struck out 352 times and walked 137 times this year. As a unit, Philadelphia has given up 9.11 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.22 hitters per nine. They are 23rd in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.40. The Phillies pitchers have collectively given up 1,021 base hits and 493 earned runs. They have allowed 138 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 309 batters and struck out 922. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.09.
As a team, Philadelphia is hitting .240, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .256 average on the road. The Phillies have a .385 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .296 which is good for 30th in the league. They rank 29th in baseball with 8.02 hits per contest. Maikel Franco comes into this game hitting .250 and his on-base percentage is at .303. He has 102 hits this season along with 46 runs scored and 66 runs batted in. He's struck out 78 times and has walked 30 times. Odubel Herrera is hitting .282 and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 118 hits so far while scoring 60 runs and he's driven in 39. He has walked 51 times and has struck out 89 times. The Phillies have 914 hits, including 164 doubles and 112 home runs. They've stolen 61 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 32 times. Philadelphia has walked 280 times this season and they've struck out 911 times as a unit. They've left 712 men on base and have a team OPS of .681. They score 3.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 422 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 36-21 home mark and a 63-49 overall record. With an ERA of 4.51, Scott Kazmir has a 9-5 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 126 strikeouts over the 121.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 113 hits. He has allowed 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.43. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.10 and they have given up 285 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .201 against the Dodgers bullpen while being struck out 398 times and walking 128 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 9.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.25 batters per nine. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 838 base knocks and 404 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 109 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 309 hitters and struck out 1,050. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.50.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .262 average at home. The Dodgers hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 9.1 hits per contest. Corey Seager comes into this matchup batting .302 and he has an OBP of .357. He has 131 hits this year along with 73 runs scored and 54 RBI. He's struck out 90 times and has walked on 37 occasions. Adrian Gonzalez is hitting .293 and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 115 hits so far while he's scored 46 runs and drove in 54. He has earned a walk 46 times and has punched out 83 times. The Dodgers as a unit have 940 base hits, including 192 doubles and 128 homers. They have 33 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 373 times this year and they have struck out 888 times. They've had 762 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They score 4.4 runs per game and have totaled 493 runs so far this season.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 56-56-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 58-56-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 53-50-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Dodgers are 50-61-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/04/16 P Aaron Nola Elbow 15-day DL (7/29)
07/28/16 RF Peter Bourjos Shoulder 15-day DL (7/27)
07/26/16 2B Andres Blanco Finger 15-day DL (7/25)
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)
Los Angeles Dodgers
08/09/16 P Joe Blanton Personal out indefinitely
08/07/16 P Rich Hill Finger 15-day DL (7/20), expected to be activated & start Friday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
08/05/16 P Bud Norris Back 15-day DL (8/1)
08/04/16 P Adam Liberatore Elbow 15-day DL (8/3)
08/04/16 P Louis Coleman Shoulder 15-day DL (8/3)
07/21/16 P Chris Hatcher Oblique 60-day DL (7/20)
07/19/16 P Casey Fien Elbow 15-day DL (7/17)
07/19/16 P Hyun-Jin Ryu Elbow 15-day DL (7/9)
07/16/16 LF Trayce Thompson Back 60-day DL (7/10)
06/30/16 P Clayton Kershaw Back 60-day DL (6/27)
05/31/16 P Alex Wood Tricep 60-day DL (5/31)
05/24/16 P Chin-Hui Tsao Tricep 60-day DL (5/22)
04/23/16 P Yimi Garcia Bicep 60-day DL (4/23)
04/04/16 P Brett Anderson Back 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 LF Andre Ethier Leg 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers
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