Tampa Bay Rays at St. Louis Cardinals 8/26/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Mike Leake
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Busch Stadium on Saturday, August 26, 2017 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Blake Snell for the Rays and Mike Leake for the Cardinals.
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The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +134 and St. Louis at -144. The Rays have a 64-62-3 over/under mark and a 63-66-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 59-68-0 against the run line and have a 65-54-8 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 64-62-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 63-66-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 65-54-8 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 59-68-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
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 63-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 2-6 record with an earned run average of 4.42 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 80 strikeouts over his 91.2 innings pitched and he's given up 86 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 365 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 368 hitters and walked 160 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. Logan Morrison is hitting .242 with an on-base percentage of .348. He has 100 hits this season in 414 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 128. Corey Dickerson is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 139 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 486 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .498. 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 64-63 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.16, Mike Leake has a 7-12 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 100 strikeouts over the 147 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 163 hits. He allows 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 391 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 401 batters and walked 146 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. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .380. He has 101 hits this year along with 60 RBI in 413 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .438 with an OPS+ of 115. Jedd Gyorko is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 105 hits in 387 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .470. 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?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +134
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