St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox 8/15/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Leake vs. Rick Porcello
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Fenway Park on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Mike Leake for the Cardinals and Rick Porcello for the Red Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +135 and Boston at -145. The Cardinals have a 60-51-7 over/under record and a 56-62-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 61-56-0 against the run line and have a 52-61-4 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 60-51-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 56-62-0 against the run line
Important Boston Red Sox Betting Trends
The Boston Red Sox are 52-61-4 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 61-56-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/13/17 3B Jedd Gyorko Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Boston
08/06/17 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 10-day DL (08/06)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Boston Red Sox Injuries
08/12/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
07/31/17 2B Josh Rutledge Hip 60-day DL (07/31)
07/28/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (07/28)
07/10/17 P Robbie Ross Jr. Elbow 60-day DL (07/10)
06/16/17 P Roenis Elias Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 SS Marco Hernandez Shoulder 60-day DL (05/04)
05/28/17 P Carson Smith Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/28/17 P Steven Wright Knee 60-day DL (04/30)
05/28/17 P Tyler Thornburg Shoulder 60-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 61-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Leake has a 7-10 record with an earned run average of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 95 strikeouts over his 139.2 innings pitched and he's given up 146 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 354 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 372 hitters and walked 126 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up ,1003 base hits and 448 earned runs. They have allowed 130 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 354 batters and struck out ,976. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .385. He has 97 hits this season in 388 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .448 and an OPS+ of 118. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 96 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 355 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .459. The Cardinals have ,1034 hits, including 215 doubles and 139 home runs. St. Louis has walked 426 times so far this season and they have struck out ,973 times as a unit. They have left ,815 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 550 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Boston has a 67-50 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.63, Rick Porcello has a 6-14 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 139 strikeouts over the 151.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 178 hits. He allows 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.04 and they have given up 299 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 371 batters and walked 121 opposing hitters. As a team, Boston allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.64. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered ,993 base knocks and 430 earned runs this season. They have given up 137 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 318 hitters and struck out ,1113 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.71.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 6th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .345. He has 125 hits this year along with 72 RBI in 466 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .455 with an OPS+ of 108. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .332. He has collected 114 hits in 414 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .394. The Red Sox as a unit have ,1067 base hits, including 212 doubles and 121 homers. Boston has walked 412 times this year and they have struck out on ,855 occasions. They have had ,823 men left on base and have an OPS of .743. They have scored 4.79 runs per game and totaled 560 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Red Sox MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Red Sox -145
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