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The St. Louis Cardinals will play host to the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium. This NL matchup starts at 8:15 p.m. ET and fans can catch the game on either ATRM or FSMW.

Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals Odds

Vegas is listing Colorado (+190) as the underdog to St. Louis (-210). The total sits at 8.5 runs and bettors can wager on either the over or the under for -110. Runline odds sit at -115 for betting the Rockies +1.5 runs and -105 for the Cardinals -1.5.

The Rockies are 58-70 SU and are 59-68 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 6.7 units for moneyline bettors and 15.7 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Cardinals, on the other hand, are 68-58 SU and 65-60 ATS. They’ve lost 2.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline while gaining 2.6 units ATS. St. Louis has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Cardinals games have a 48-67-10 over/under record in 2019. The Rockies have an over/under record of 61-57-9.

Peter Lambert will get the nod for the Rockies. Lambert is 2-3 with a 6.55 ERA and 44 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Cardinals this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Cardinals are preparing to start righty Jack Flaherty (7-6, 3.46 ERA), who has 162 punchouts and 45 walks, along with a WHIP of 1.10. Flaherty only made one start against the Rockies in 2018 (0-1, 6.75 ERA and seven strikeouts across five and 1-third innings).

As a unit, St. Louis’ pitchers have given up 4.2 runs per game overall in 2019. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.18, a WHIP of 1.36 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.0. The bullpen has a 3.72 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 9.7 K/9.

St. Louis’ offense is putting up 4.5 runs per contest, including 4.9 per game over its last 10 games and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team has hit .242/.341/.405 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that span.

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and shortstop Paul DeJong have led the Cardinals’ batters this year. Goldschmidt is slashing .258/.333/.467 with 28 home runs, 68 RBIs and 76 runs scored, and DeJong is batting .247 with 23 homers, 59 RBIs and 81 runs.

In the other dugout, Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 5.8 runs per game and its starters own a 5.71 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 7.74 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 5.26, along with a WHIP of 1.47 and a K-per-9 of 8.48.

The Rockies offense has slashed .269/.331/.459 on its way to 5.3 runs scored per game in 2019, including 5.9 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (2-3 SU).

Right fielder Charlie Blackmon and third baseman Nolan Arenado continue to lead Colorado’s hitters. Blackmon is hitting .326/.371/.603 with 27 home runs, 72 RBIs and 96 runs scored, while Arenado is slashing .301/.360/.561 with 32 homers, 99 RBIs and 82 runs scored.

The Rockies have lost 3.1 units and are 33-46 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this year. The over has hit in 40 of those games, compared to 35 that’ve gone under against y starters.

Rockies at Cardinals Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • Colorado has tallied 13 extra-base hits over its last five contests. St. Louis has 12 XBH over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games. The Cardinals have hit 12 over their last 10.
  • St. Louis has recorded 20.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 20.0 over its last five.
  • The Cardinals have won four of their last five games SU.