Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

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The Colorado Rockies will head east to play the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. This NL matchup starts at 8:15 p.m. ET and fans can watch the game on both ATRM and FSMW.

Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals Odds

Colorado (+110) is the underdog against St. Louis (-120) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this game at 8 runs. Odds for wagering on the games total sit at -110 for both the over and the under. Bettors can also wager on the games runline with the most recent odds coming in at Rockies +1.5 runs (-190) and Cardinals -1.5 runs (+165).

The Cardinals are 53-51 straight up (SU) and 52-53 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 9.9 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.7 units (ATS). The Rockies have gone 56-47 SU this year and are 54-50 ATS. Overall, the teams gained 10.0 units for moneyline gamblers and 5.8 units ATS.

Cardinals games have an over/under record of 48-53-4 in 2018. Colorado has been a decent under bet with a total record of 46-53-5.

The right-handed Jon Gray is getting the nod for the visiting Rockies. Gray is 8-7 with a 5.16 ERA and 131 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Cardinals this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (0-0, 3.60 ERA and six strikeouts over five innings).

The Cardinals are sending righty Jack Flaherty (4-5, 3.28 ERA) to the mound. Flaherty has 104 strikeouts and 30 walks to his name, as well as a 1.12 WHIP. Flaherty did not record a start against the Rockies in 2017.

As a unit, St. Louis pitchers have yielded 4.3 runs per game overall in 2018. The teams starting pitching staff has an ERA of 3.45, a WHIP of 1.24 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.0. The bullpen has a 4.64 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 8.4 K/9.

The St. Louis offense has produced 4.5 runs per outing, including 5.3 per game over its last 10 games and 3.8 per game over its last five. The team has hit .256/.330/.390 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Left fielder Marcell Ozuna and first baseman Jose Martinez have led the Cardinals batters this year. Ozuna is hitting .269/.312/.384 with 11 home runs, 55 RBIs and 40 runs scored, and Martinez’s line sits at .295/.360/.462 with 13 homers, 59 RBIs and 36 runs.

In the visiting 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 WHIP of 1.31.

Rockies hitters have slashed .257/.324/.437 on their way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.8 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 2.6 per game over the teams last five outings (3-2 SU).

Third baseman Nolan Arenado and right fielder Charlie Blackmon continue to lead Colorado’s offense. Arenado is slashing .309/.393/.599 with 27 home runs, 75 RBIs and 69 runs scored. Blackmon is hitting .289/.360/.505 with 20 homers, 47 RBIs and 78 runs scored.

The Rockies have gained 5.9 units and are 28-33 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 31 of those games, compared to 27 that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Cardinals have lost 8.1 units and are 37-39 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in 32 of those games, as opposed to 40 which went under the total.

Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • The over has cashed in only one of Colorado’s last seven games.
  • St. Louis has recorded 24.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 21.4 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 14 home runs in their last 10 games. The Cardinals have hit 13 over their last 10.