St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

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The St. Louis Cardinals are traveling west to Coors Field to play the Colorado Rockies. The game will start at 8:40 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be televised on both ATRM and FSMW.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Both teams have matching moneyline odds (-105) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this game at 10.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total stand at -110 for the over and -110 for the under. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds sitting at +140 for the Cardinals -1.5 runs and -160 for the Rockies +1.5.

The Rockies are 70-57 straight up (SU) and 67-59 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 14.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 7.3 units (ATS). Colorado has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Cardinals have gone 71-57 SU this year and are 67-61 ATS. In total, the team’s gained 4.1 units for moneyline gamblers and 4.8 units ATS. St. Louis has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Colorado games have had an over/under record of 54-66-6 in 2018. The Cardinals have an over/under record of 59-63-6.

Miles Mikolas will get the start for the visiting Cardinals. The right-handed Mikolas is 13-3 with a 2.80 ERA and 109 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with six strikeouts and a 1.29 ERA against Colorado this year.

The Rockies are handing the ball to righty Antonio Senzatela (4-3, 4.47 ERA), who’s got 38 strikeouts and 19 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.34. Senzatela is 0-0 with five strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA in one start against St. Louis this year.

St. Louis’ pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.38 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 8.13 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.14, along with a WHIP of 1.22.

The Cardinals offense has slashed .250/.324/.411 on its way to 4.5 runs scored per game this season, including 4.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 4.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

St. Louis’ offense has been powered by outfielder Marcell Ozuna and first baseman Jose Martinez. Ozuna is hitting .275/.319/.409 with 16 home runs, 69 RBIs and 52 runs scored. Martinez has a .305 average with 15 homers, 72 RBIs and 45 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Colorado’s pitching staff has yielded 4.7 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starting pitching staff has a 4.28 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 5.01 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

The Colorado hitters are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.8 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .256/.293/.448 over its last five games and is 4-1 SU during that span.

Shortstop Trevor Story and third baseman Nolan Arenado have led the charge for the Rockies’ offense this year. Story is hitting .295/.350/.552 with 26 home runs, 84 RBIs, 67 runs and 19 steals, while Arenado’s line sits at .307/.388/.572 with 30 homers, 88 RBIs and 81 runs.

The Cardinals have lost 1.9 units and are 46-44 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 37 of those games, compared to 48 that’ve gone under against righties. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 7.4 units and are 38-41 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 38 of those games, as opposed to 38 that’ve gone under.

St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Rockies, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends,

  • The under has cashed in four of St. Louis’ last seven games.
  • The Cardinals have won five of their last six games SU while the Rockies have taken six of their last seven.
  • St. Louis has posted 20.5 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 18.2 over its last five.
  • The Cardinals have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games, including nine over their last five.