St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox 8/16/2017 Free MLB Pick and Parlay
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Lance Lynn vs. Eduardo Rodriguez
The St. Louis Cardinals visit Fenway Park on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 to play the Boston Red Sox. The probable starters are Lance Lynn for the Cardinals and Eduardo Rodriguez for the Red Sox.
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The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at +127 and Boston at -137. The Cardinals have a 60-51-7 over/under record and a 56-62-0 run line mark. The Red Sox are 61-57-0 against the run line and have a 52-61-5 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 52-61-5 against the over/under
The Boston Red Sox are 61-57-0 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
08/14/17 P Blaine Boyer Neck 10-day DL (08/06)
08/14/17 P Ben Taylor Ribs 10-day DL (07/23)
08/12/17 2B Dustin Pedroia Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
07/31/17 2B Josh Rutledge Concussion 60-day DL (06/24)
07/28/17 P David Price Elbow 10-day DL (07/25)
07/10/17 P Robbie Ross Elbow 60-day DL (05/19)
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 Lance Lynn has a 10-6 record with an earned run average of 3.12 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 117 strikeouts over his 138.2 innings pitched and he's given up 105 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.83. 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 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,003 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 4.01.
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 1,034 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 67-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.80, Eduardo Rodriguez has a 4-3 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He has 96 strikeouts over the 87.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 74 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.03 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Red Sox bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 374 batters and walked 123 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 3.61. The Red Sox pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,003 base knocks and 430 earned runs this season. They have given up 139 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Boston as a staff has walked 324 hitters and struck out 1,121 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 6th in the league. The Red Sox hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Mookie Betts comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .342. He has 125 hits this year along with 72 RBI in 470 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 107. Xander Bogaerts is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 115 hits in 417 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Red Sox as a unit have 1,075 base hits, including 214 doubles and 124 homers. Boston has walked 414 times this year and they have struck out on 870 occasions. They have had 823 men left on base and have an OPS of .744. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 563 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Red Sox -137 and over 3 total runs
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