Monday, June 13, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Jerad Eickhoff vs. R.A. Dickey
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Rogers Centre on Monday to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable pitchers are Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies and R.A. Dickey for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this game has Philadelphia at +165 and Toronto at -175. The over/under is 9. The Phillies have a 28-32-2 over/under mark and a 29-33-0 run line record, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Blue Jays are 33-31-0 against the run line and have a 23-37-4 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Phillies head into this game with a 29-33 record, and they are 13-17 on the road. Starting pitcher Jerad Eickhoff has a 3-8 record with an ERA of 3.68 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 62 strikeouts during his 73.1 innings pitched and he has given up 71 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.71. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have allowed 183 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the pen while they've been struck out 193 times and walked 84 times this year. As a unit, Philadelphia has given up 8.56 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.79 hitters per nine. They are 13th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.07. The Phillies pitchers have collectively given up 521 base hits and 248 earned runs. They have allowed 77 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 175 batters and struck out 535. They walk 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
As a team, Philadelphia is hitting .230, good for 30th in the league while putting together a .238 average on the road. The Phillies have a .363 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .286 which is good for 30th in the league. They rank 30th in baseball with 7.45 hits per contest. Odubel Herrera comes into this game hitting .313 and his on-base percentage is at .421. He has 68 hits this season along with 33 runs scored and 18 runs batted in. He's struck out 44 times and has walked 39 times. Maikel Franco is hitting .248 and he has an on-base percentage of .296. He has totaled 55 hits so far while scoring 18 runs and he's driven in 32. He has walked 16 times and has struck out 44 times. The Phillies have 462 hits, including 78 doubles and 53 home runs. They've stolen 26 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 20 times. Philadelphia has walked 147 times this season and they've struck out 499 times as a unit. They've left 360 men on base and have a team OPS of .649. They score 3.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 198 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this game with a 16-15 home mark and a 34-30 overall record. With an ERA of 4.15, R.A. Dickey has a 4-6 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 78 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 75 hits. He has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.61. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 167 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 155 times and walking 55 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.19 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.35 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 524 base knocks and 239 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 65 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 196 hitters and struck out 470. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .261 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.95 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this matchup batting .253 and he has an OBP of .361. He has 59 hits this year along with 48 runs scored and 36 RBI. He's struck out 52 times and has walked on 38 occasions. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .243 and he has an OBP of .322. He has collected 59 hits so far while he's scored 29 runs and drove in 53. He has earned a walk 26 times and has punched out 57 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 508 base hits, including 104 doubles and 83 homers. They have 20 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Toronto as a team has walked 234 times this year and they have struck out 521 times. They've had 422 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They score 4.3 runs per game and have totaled 275 runs so far this season.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 28-32-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 29-33-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 23-37-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 33-31-0 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)
Toronto Blue Jays
06/12/16 RF Jose Bautista Hip is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Baltimore Orioles
05/28/16 SS Troy Tulowitzki Quad 15-day DL (5/27)
05/15/16 P Brett Cecil Tricep 15-day DL (5/15)
04/22/16 1B Chris Colabello Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/10/16 P Franklin Morales Arm 15-day DL (4/7)
04/04/16 P Bo Schultz Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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