Saturday, April 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Chase Anderson
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Miller Park on Saturday to play the Milwaukee Brewers. The probable starters are Charlie Morton for the Phillies and Chase Anderson for the Brewers. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +121 and Milwaukee at -131. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Phillies have a 8-8-0 over/under record and a 7-9-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Brewers are 8-8-0 against the run line and have a 10-5-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Phillies head into this matchup with a 7-9 record, including 2-4 on the road. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 16 strikeouts over his 16.1 innings pitched and he has given up 12 hits so far this season. He has allowed 6.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.34. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 5.33 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen while being struck out 55 times and walking 23 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Phillies pitchers have collectively given up 129 base hits and 66 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 45 batters and struck out 164. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team, Philadelphia is batting .214, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .230 average away from home. The Phillies hold a .347 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .271 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 6.88 hits per game. Ryan Howard comes into this game hitting .188 and his on-base percentage is at .268. He has 9 hits this season along with 5 runs scored and 8 runs batted in. He's struck out 16 times and has walked 6 times. Maikel Franco is hitting .241 and he has an on-base percentage of .290. He has totaled 14 hits so far while scoring 3 runs and he's driven in 5. He has walked 3 times and has struck out 15 times. The Phillies have 110 hits, including 23 doubles and 13 home runs. They've stolen 6 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 5 times. Philadelphia has walked 39 times this season and they've struck out 141 times as a unit. They've left 93 men on base and have a team OPS of .618. They score 2.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 42 runs so far this year.
Milwaukee comes into this matchup with a 4-4 home record and a 7-9 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.25, Chase Anderson has a 1-1 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 16 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 19 hits. He has allowed 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.41. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 5.18 and they have given up 68 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .294 against the Brewers bullpen while being struck out 43 times and walking 29 times this season. As a team, Milwaukee has allowed 10.71 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.5 batters per nine. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.52. The Brewers pitchers as a team have surrendered 163 base knocks and 84 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year and they give up 1.8 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Milwaukee as a staff has walked 66 hitters and struck out 99. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.67 while their FIP as a staff is 5.64.
As a team, they are batting .226, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .247 average at home. The Brewers hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.06 hits per contest. Ryan Braun comes into this matchup batting .333 and he has an OBP of .410. He has 18 hits this year along with 9 runs scored and 12 RBI. He's struck out 11 times and has walked on 7 occasions. Domingo Santana is hitting .259 and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 15 hits so far while he's scored 8 runs and drove in 8. He has earned a walk 9 times and has punched out 17 times. The Brewers as a unit have 113 base hits, including 26 doubles and 15 homers. They have 5 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. Milwaukee as a team has walked 65 times this year and they have struck out 147 times. They've had 101 men left on base and have an OPS of .684. They score 3.75 runs per game and have totaled 60 runs so far this season.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 8-8-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 7-9-0 against the run line so far this season
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
The Milwaukee Brewers are 10-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Milwaukee Brewers are 8-8-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/14/16 P Daniel Stumpf Suspension 80-game suspension
04/04/16 P Michael Mariot Ankle 15-day DL (3/25)
04/03/16 P Mario Hollands Elbow 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Aaron Altherr Wrist 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Cody Asche Ribs 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
04/04/16 P Corey Knebel Oblique 15-day DL (4/1)
04/04/16 P Matt Garza Shoulder 15-day DL (4/2)
04/04/16 LF Rymer Liriano Facial 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Zach Jones Shoulder 60-day DL (3/31)
04/02/16 P Yhonathan Barrios Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 P Sean Nolin Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
03/30/16 P Will Smith Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies
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