St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

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The St. Louis Cardinals are ready to take on the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be shown on both ATRM and FSMW.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies Odds

Vegas has listed St. Louis (+125) as the underdog to Colorado (-135). Gamblers can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -120 for over 11 runs and even money (+100) for under 11. The game’s most recent runline odds stand at -170 for picking the Cardinals +1.5 runs and +150 for the Rockies -1.5.

The Cardinals have gone 72-57 SU this year and are 67-61 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle very much this year, gaining 4.1 units for gamblers taking the moneyline 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. The Rockies, on the other hand, are 70-58 SU and 67-60 ATS. They’ve gained 15.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 6.3 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in six of those seven.

Colorado games have an over/under record of 54-67-6 in 2018. St. Louis has an over/under record of 59-63-6.

John Gant will get the start for the visiting Cardinals. The right-handed Gant is 5-5 with a 3.76 ERA and 66 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rockies this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Rockies are sending righty German Marquez (11-9, 4.42 ERA) to the mound. Marquez has 151 strikeouts and 48 walks to his credit, as well as a WHIP of 1.32. Marquez only made one start against the Cardinals in 2017 (1-0, 3.18 ERA and five strikeouts across five and 2-third innings).

St. Louis’ pitching staff allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.41 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.12 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 4.10, along with a K-per-9 of 8.21.

Cardinals hitters have slashed .250/.324/.412 on their way to 4.6 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 outings (4-1 SU).

St. Louis’ hitters have been paced by left fielder Marcell Ozuna and first baseman Jose Martinez. Ozuna is slashing .275/.319/.409 with 16 home runs, 69 RBIs and 52 runs scored, while Martinez (.306/.366/.469) has produced 15 homers, 72 RBIs and 46 runs scored.

For the home team, Colorado’s pitching staff has allowed 4.8 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 4.34 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.95 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.

The Colorado hitters have put up 4.7 runs per contest, including 4.9 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .275/.319/.468 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Shortstop Trevor Story and third baseman Nolan Arenado have paced the Rockies’ batters this year. Story is slashing .294/.348/.548 with 26 home runs, 84 RBIs, 67 runs and 19 steals, while Arenado’s line is .309/.390/.578 with 31 homers, 89 RBIs and 82 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 hit in 37 of those games, compared to 48 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rockies have netted 7.4 units and are 38-41 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has hit in 38 of those games, compared to 38 that’ve gone under.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • St. Louis has recorded 17 extra-base hits over its last five contests. Colorado has 16 XBH over its last five.
  • The Cardinals have won six of their last seven games SU.
  • St. Louis has posted 19.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 20.2 over its last five.
  • The Cardinals have hit 16 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.