Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

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The St. Louis Cardinals will play host to the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium. This NL showdown gets going at 8:10 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 (+115) as the underdog to St. Louis (-125). Bettors can wager on the games total with odds sitting at -110 for over 8.5 runs and -110 for under 8.5. Gamblers can also bet on the games runline with the most recent odds coming in at Rockies +1.5 runs (-180) and Cardinals -1.5 runs (+160).

The Rockies are 56-47 SU and are 54-49 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 9.0 units for moneyline gamblers and 6.8 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 53-51 SU and 52-52 ATS. The team has lost 8.9 units for moneyline bettors and 3.2 units ATS. St. Louis has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven.

Cardinals games have an over/under record of 48-52-4 in 2018. Colorado has been a decent under bet with a total record of 46-52-5.

Tyler Anderson will get the start for Colorado. The left-handed Anderson (6-3, 3.57 ERA) has racked up 112 strikeouts in 120 innings so far. He has yet to face the Cardinals this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Cardinals are going with righty Carlos Martinez (6-6, 3.39 ERA), who has 89 strikeouts and 48 walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.39. Martinez made two starts against the Rockies in 2017, compiling a 1-1 record with a 5.40 ERA.

As a unit, St. Louis pitching staff has given up 4.3 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 3.45 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.64 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.4 K/9.

The St. Louis hitters are putting up 4.5 runs per outing, including 5.3 per game over its last 10 games and 3.8 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .256/.330/.390 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Outfielder Marcell Ozuna and first baseman Jose Martinez have led the Cardinals hitters this year. Ozuna is slashing .269/.312/.384 with 11 home runs, 55 RBIs and 40 runs scored, while Martinez is hitting .295 with 13 homers, 59 RBIs and 36 runs.

In the other dugout, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.9 runs per game and its starters own a 4.33 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 8.37 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.19, along with a K-per-9 of 8.86.

Rockies hitters have slashed .257/.324/.437 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game this season, including 4.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 2.6 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

Colorado’s offensive production has been led by third baseman Nolan Arenado and outfielder Charlie Blackmon, who’ve collectively belted 47 home runs. Arenado is slashing .309/.393/.599 with 27 home runs, 75 RBIs and 69 runs scored, while Blackmon is slashing .289/.360/.505 with 20 homers, 47 RBIs and 78 runs scored.

The Rockies have gained 4.9 units and are 28-32 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has hit in 31 of those games, compared to 26 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Cardinals have lost 1.9 units and are 15-14 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 16 of those games, as opposed to 13 which went under the total.

Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in four of St. Louis last seven games.
  • The Rockies have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Cardinals have hit 13 over their last 10.
  • St. Louis has averaged 24.7 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 contests and 21.4 over its last five.