Tampa Bay Rays at St. Louis Cardinals 8/25/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Odorizzi vs. Michael Wacha
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, August 25, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Jake Odorizzi for the Rays and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals.
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Tampa Bay opens at +141 while St. Louis opens at -151. The Rays have a 64-61-3 over/under record and a 62-66-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 59-67-0 against the run line and have a 65-53-8 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 64-61-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 62-66-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 65-53-8 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 59-67-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/23/17 P Alex Cobb Toe 10-day DL (08/08); expected to start Thursday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
08/21/17 P Jacob Faria Abdominal 10-day DL (08/17)
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/13/17 P Matt Andriese Hip 60-day DL (06/11)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/23/17 P Trevor Rosenthal Elbow 60-day DL (08/18)
08/18/17 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 10-day DL (08/18)
08/06/17 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 10-day DL (08/06)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 62-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi has a 6-7 record with an earned run average of 4.74 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 90 strikeouts over his 108.1 innings pitched and he's given up 100 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 363 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 366 hitters and walked 159 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,057 base hits and 519 earned runs. They have allowed 156 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 406 batters and struck out 1,038. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .246, good for 24th in the league. The Rays hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 139 hits this season in 486 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .498 and an OPS+ of 123. Logan Morrison is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 100 hits and he has driven in 68 men in 414 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Rays have 1,068 hits, including 186 doubles and 177 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 446 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,224 times as a unit. They have left 896 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 550 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 64-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.08, Michael Wacha has a 9-6 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 119 strikeouts over the 125.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 129 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 388 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 398 batters and walked 143 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,090 base knocks and 504 earned runs this season. They have given up 142 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 382 hitters and struck out 1,031 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.10.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Jedd Gyorko comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .339. He has 105 hits this year along with 63 RBI in 387 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .470 with an OPS+ of 110. Matt Carpenter is hitting .245 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 101 hits in 413 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .438. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,116 base hits, including 235 doubles and 150 homers. St. Louis has walked 452 times this year and they have struck out on 1,047 occasions. They have had 872 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 597 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -151
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