Tampa Bay Rays at St. Louis Cardinals 8/27/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 27, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Archer vs. Lance Lynn
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Archer for the Rays and Lance Lynn for the Cardinals.
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Tampa Bay opens at +110 while St. Louis opens at -120. The Rays have a 65-62-3 over/under record and a 64-66-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 59-69-0 against the run line and have a 66-54-8 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 65-62-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 64-66-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 66-54-8 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 59-69-0 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 64-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Archer has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 3.76 and a WHIP of 1.21. He has 217 strikeouts over his 172.1 innings pitched and he's given up 157 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.17. 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 4.06. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,063 base hits and 519 earned runs. They have allowed 156 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 408 batters and struck out 1,045. 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 4.25.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .246, good for 24th in the league. The Rays hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Logan Morrison is hitting .240 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 100 hits this season in 417 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 127. Corey Dickerson is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .332. He has totaled 140 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 490 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .502. The Rays have 1,073 hits, including 187 doubles and 178 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 449 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,238 times as a unit. They have left 904 men on base and have a team OPS of .742. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 552 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 64-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.17, Lance Lynn has a 10-6 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 124 strikeouts over the 150.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 118 hits. He allows 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.72. 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 4.01. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,100 base knocks and 507 earned runs this season. They have given up 142 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 387 hitters and struck out 1,040 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.09.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338, which is good for 3rd 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 .272 this season and he has an OBP of .340. He has collected 106 hits in 390 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,128 base hits, including 238 doubles and 151 homers. St. Louis has walked 454 times this year and they have struck out on 1,053 occasions. They have had 879 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 600 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -120
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