Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Rick Porcello vs. Mike Leake
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Rick Porcello for the Red Sox and Mike Leake for the Cardinals.
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Boston opens at -103 while St. Louis opens at -107. The Red Sox have a 16-19-2 over/under record and a 18-19-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 19-17-0 against the run line and have a 21-13-2 over/under record.
Valuable Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 16-19-2 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 18-19-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 21-13-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 19-17-0 against the run line
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
05/15/17 P Drew Pomeranz Tricep "?" for next schedule start
05/06/17 P Tyler Thornbur Shoulder 60-day DL (4/1)
05/04/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 10-day DL (5/3)
05/01/17 P Steven Wright Knee 10-day DL (4/30)
04/25/17 3B Pablo Sandoval Knee 10-day DL (4/24)
04/21/17 LF Brock Holt Vertigo 10-day DL (4/21)
04/03/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
04/03/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 10-day DL (4/1)
03/30/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (4/1)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
05/07/17 RF Jose Martinez Groin 10-day DL (5/7)
05/06/17 RF Stephen Piscotty Hamstring 10-day DL (5/5)
05/03/17 P Tyler Lyons Side 10-day DL (5/2)
04/20/17 3B Jhonny Peralta Respiratory 10-day DL (4/20)
04/18/17 P John Gant Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Red Sox have a 19-18 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 4.01 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 52 strikeouts over his 49.1 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.97 and they have given up 97 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 116 hitters and walked 41 batters. As a team, Boston allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Red Sox pitchers collectively have given up 311 base hits and 143 earned runs. They have allowed 43 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Boston as a pitching staff has walked 103 batters and struck out 354. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
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As a team Boston is hitting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Red Sox hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Mookie Betts is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 40 hits this season in 135 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .526 and an OPS+ of 140. Mitch Moreland is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 130 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .415. The Red Sox have 340 hits, including 75 doubles and 31 home runs. Boston has walked 131 times so far this season and they have struck out 238 times as a unit. They have left 265 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 165 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 21-15 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.94, Mike Leake has a 4-2 record and a 0.99 WHIP. He has 32 strikeouts over the 46.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 36 hits. He allows 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 111 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 109 batters and walked 50 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.62. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 310 base knocks and 132 earned runs this season. They have given up 39 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 123 hitters and struck out 304 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 9th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Aledmys Diaz comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .280. He has 38 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 145 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 80. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 36 hits in 108 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 163 and a slugging percentage of .620. The Cardinals as a unit have 323 base hits, including 70 doubles and 40 homers. St. Louis has walked 133 times this year and they have struck out on 295 occasions. They have had 271 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 4.58 runs per game and totaled 165 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Red Sox/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -107
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