Friday, June 24, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Zach Eflin vs. Jake Peavy
The Philadelphia Phillies visit AT&T Park on Friday to play the San Francisco Giants. The probable starters are Zach Eflin for the Phillies and Jake Peavy for the Giants. The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +195 and San Francisco at -230. The over/under was set at 8. The Phillies have a 35-36-2 over/under record and a 32-41-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 44% of the time. The Giants are 38-35-0 against the run line and have a 36-36-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Phillies head into this matchup with a 30-43 record, including 14-21 on the road. Starting pitcher Zach Eflin has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 10.80 and a WHIP of 2.04. He has 5 strikeouts over his 8.1 innings pitched and he has given up 13 hits so far this season. He has allowed 14 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 8.04. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 231 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen while being struck out 239 times and walking 98 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 9.03 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.85 batters per nine. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Phillies pitchers have collectively given up 646 base hits and 318 earned runs. They have allowed 100 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 211 batters and struck out 633. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team, Philadelphia is batting .227, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .241 average away from home. The Phillies hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .280 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.38 hits per game. Odubel Herrera comes into this game hitting .303 and his on-base percentage is at .398. He has 79 hits this season along with 39 runs scored and 24 runs batted in. He's struck out 56 times and has walked 40 times. Maikel Franco is hitting .237 and he has an on-base percentage of .287. He has totaled 59 hits so far while scoring 21 runs and he's driven in 37. He has walked 18 times and has struck out 51 times. The Phillies have 539 hits, including 95 doubles and 66 home runs. They've stolen 32 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 23 times. Philadelphia has walked 165 times this season and they've struck out 580 times as a unit. They've left 412 men on base and have a team OPS of .644. They score 3.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 236 runs so far this year.
San Francisco comes into this matchup with a 22-13 home record and a 46-27 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.47, Jake Peavy has a 3-6 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 72.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 82 hits. He has allowed 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.92. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 193 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Giants bullpen while being struck out 171 times and walking 65 times this season. As a team, San Francisco has allowed 8.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.75 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.42. The Giants pitchers as a team have surrendered 611 base knocks and 250 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. San Francisco as a staff has walked 181 hitters and struck out 568. They give up a walk 2.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 12th in the league while putting together a .261 average at home. The Giants hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 12th in baseball with 8.89 hits per contest. Brandon Belt comes into this matchup batting .303 and he has an OBP of .410. He has 73 hits this year along with 37 runs scored and 35 RBI. He's struck out 50 times and has walked on 44 occasions. Hunter Pence is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 54 hits so far while he's scored 27 runs and drove in 36. He has earned a walk 23 times and has punched out 39 times. The Giants as a unit have 649 base hits, including 122 doubles and 61 homers. They have 42 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 18 times. San Francisco as a team has walked 266 times this year and they have struck out 484 times. They've had 525 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They score 4.6 runs per game and have totaled 336 runs so far this season.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 35-36-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 32-41-0 against the run line so far this season
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 36-36-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Francisco Giants are 38-35-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/10/16 P Vincent Velasqez Bicep 15-day DL (6/9)
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
04/14/16 P Daniel Stumpf Suspension 80-game suspension
03/31/16 LF Aaron Altherr Wrist 60-day DL (4/2)
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back 60-day DL (4/2)
San Francisco Giants
06/21/16 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 15-day DL (6/19)
06/15/16 P Matt Cain Hamstring 15-day DL (6/14)
06/11/16 2B Kelby Tomlinson Thumb 15-day DL (6/9)
06/01/16 RF Hunter Pence Hamstring 15-day DL (6/2)
04/22/16 SS Ehire Adrianza Foot 60-day DL (4/15)
04/15/16 P Sergio Romo Elbow 60-day DL (4/11)
Josh's Pick: Take the Phillies
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