Friday, June 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jeremy Hellickson vs. Michael Wacha
The Philadelphia Phillies visit Busch Stadium on Friday, June 9, 2017 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Jeremy Hellickson for the Phillies and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals.
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The opening line for this matchup has Philadelphia at +149 and St. Louis at -159. The Phillies have a 33-22-2 over/under record and a 26-31-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 27-30-0 against the run line and have a 31-24-2 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 33-22-2 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 26-31-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 31-24-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 27-30-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
06/03/17 P Joaquin Benoit Knee 10-day DL (06/01)
05/31/17 P Vince Velasquez Elbow 10-day DL (05/31)
04/23/17 P Clay Buchholz Forearm 60-day DL (04/15)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
06/01/17 P Zach Duke Elbow 60-day DL (03/29)
05/28/17 2B Kolten Wong Elbow 10-day DL (05/27)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 21-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 28 strikeouts over his 66 innings pitched and he's given up 60 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 197 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 176 hitters and walked 90 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 533 base hits and 280 earned runs. They have allowed 86 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 194 batters and struck out 404. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.96.
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As a team Philadelphia is hitting .245, good for 21st in the league. The Phillies hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .308, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 66 hits this season in 230 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .413 and an OPS+ of 103. Aaron Altherr is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 47 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 160 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .538. The Phillies have 471 hits, including 107 doubles and 62 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 166 times so far this season and they have struck out 471 times as a unit. They have left 351 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.11 runs per contest and have scored a total of 234 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 26-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.67, Michael Wacha has a 2-3 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 54 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 55 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.01. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.82 and they have given up 182 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 174 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 477 base knocks and 231 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 191 hitters and struck out 487 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 16th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Yadier Molina comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .293. He has 48 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 190 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .395 with an OPS+ of 83. Aledmys Diaz is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .292. He has collected 55 hits in 214 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 82 and a slugging percentage of .393. The Cardinals as a unit have 483 base hits, including 102 doubles and 57 homers. St. Louis has walked 197 times this year and they have struck out on 463 occasions. They have had 393 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.04 runs per game and totaled 230 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies +149
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