Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Citizens Bank Park
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
Probable Pitchers: Colin Rea vs. Jerad Eickhoff
The San Diego Padres visit Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Colin Rea for the Padres and Jerad Eickhoff for the Phillies. The opening line for this matchup has San Diego at +110 and Philadelphia at -120. The over/under was set at 8. The Padres have a 3-3-1 over/under record and a 3-4-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 43% of the time. The Phillies are 3-4-0 against the run line and have a 4-3-0 over/under record. They cover the spread 43% of the time.
The Padres head into this matchup with a 3-4 record, including 3-1 on the road. Starting pitcher Colin Rea held a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.26 last season. He had 26 strikeouts over his 31.2 innings pitched and he also gave up 29 hits over that time period. He allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 3.45. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen while being struck out 25 times and walking 9 times this season. As a team, San Diego has allowed 9.87 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.71 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 6.10. The Padres pitchers have collectively given up 68 base hits and 42 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 23 batters and struck out 60. They walk 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.50.
As a team, San Diego is batting .254, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .336 average away from home. The Padres hold a .389 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.86 hits per game. Matt Kemp comes into this game hitting .310 and his on-base percentage is at .310. He has 9 hits this season along with 4 runs scored and 10 runs batted in. He's struck out 6 times and has walked 0 times. Jon Jay is hitting .300 and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 9 hits so far while scoring 5 runs and he's driven in 5. He has walked 2 times and has struck out 6 times. The Padres have 62 hits, including 10 doubles, 1 triple, and 7 home runs. They've stolen 4 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 2 times. San Diego has walked 16 times this season and they've struck out 59 times as a unit. They've left 39 men on base and have a team OPS of .694. They score 5.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 36 runs so far this year.
Philadelphia comes into this matchup with a 0-1 home record and a 2-5 overall mark. With an earned run average last season of 2.65, Jerad Eickhoff had a 3-3 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He had 49 strikeouts over the 51 innings he pitched during which he gave up 40 hits. He allowed 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.25. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 7.11 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Phillies bullpen while being struck out 17 times and walking 11 times this season. As a team, Philadelphia has allowed 7.28 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 48 base knocks and 30 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 6 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 19 hitters and struck out 60. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.13 while their FIP as a staff is 3.69.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .258 average at home. The Phillies hold a .383 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .275 which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 7.57 hits per contest. Ryan Howard comes into this matchup batting .211 and he has an OBP of .273. He has 4 hits this year along with 2 runs scored and 4 RBI. He's struck out 7 times and has walked on 2 occasions. Maikel Franco is hitting .409 and he has an OBP of .480. He has collected 9 hits so far while he's scored 2 runs and drove in 2. He has earned a walk 2 times and has punched out 4 times. The Phillies as a unit have 53 base hits, including 11 doubles, 1 triple, and 7 homers. They have 1 stolen base while they've been thrown out 4 times. Philadelphia as a team has walked 12 times this year and they have struck out 63 times. They've had 36 men left on base and have an OPS of .658. They score 3 runs per game and have totaled 21 runs so far this season.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The San Diego Padres are 3-3-1 against the over/under so far this season
The San Diego Padres are 3-4-0 against the run line so far this season
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 4-3-0 against the over/under so far this season
The Philadelphia Phillies are 3-4-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
04/11/16 3B Yangervis Solarte Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/10)
04/09/16 P Tyson Ross Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/5)
04/08/16 P Matt Thornton Achilles Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/16 P Buddy Baumann Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jonathan Edwards Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/04/16 P Michael Mariot Ankle Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
04/03/16 P Mario Hollands Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Aaron Altherr Wrist Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/2)
03/31/16 LF Cody Asche Ribs Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (3/25)
03/31/16 P Matt Harrison Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/2)
Guy's Pick: Take the Phillies
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Today's Free MLB Picks
Get all of Today's Expert MLB Picks