Odds, Picks and Predictions
- The St. Louis Cardinals are 60-49 against the run line so far this season.
- The Colorado Rockies are 60-52 against the run line so far this year.
- The Cardinals are 29-25 against the run line when playing on the road.
- The Rockies are 34-24 against the run line when playing at their home ballpark.
- Colorado is 51-37 against the run line as an underdog this year.
- St. Louis is 30-27 against the run line as a favorite this year.
The St. Louis Cardinals (60-49) will take on the Colorado Rockies (48-63) in Colorado on Wednesday. Wednesday’s matchup represents Game Two of this three-game series.
The Cardinals dropped Game One on Tuesday. Their loss to the Rockies snapped an impressive seven-game winning streak. What made the win streak even more impressive was the fact that they swept the Yankees over the weekend.
St. Louis will aim to bounce back on Wednesday in Colorado.
The Rockies dropped three out of their last five games entering Tuesday. They had most recently dropped a series against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. But they rebounded nicely on Tuesday with a convincing victory.
The Rockies can clinch a series win with a victory in this Wednesday affair.
The first pitch is scheduled for 8:40 PM EST on Wednesday, August 10th, at Coors Field in Colorado.
St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies Odds
Ah, good old Coors Field. Where the elevation is high and the over/under rockets as a result. It isn’t all that often you see a total of 11 as the over/under. But in Coors Field, that sounds about right.
The pitching matchup is enticing, with Jose Quintana taking on Kyle Freeland. Both left-handers are capable of shutting down the opposition. But I wouldn’t count on it.
However, I also don’t see this being an extremely high-scoring game like it was on Tuesday. So go ahead and roll with the under on the given total of 11.
But how about the game itself? Should you take the Rockies or the Cardinals? St. Louis was favored to win on Tuesday but ultimately fell short.
Will that be the case once again on Wednesday?
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St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies Betting Preview
St. Louis Cardinals Preview
The Cardinals were expected to win the game on Tuesday. But the wheels came off, and their winning streak was snapped. But this is still a team playing very well as of late.
St. Louis’ offense is hitting its stride especially. They had scored at least four of their last five games. The Cardinals should put runs on the board on Wednesday.
On the season, St. Louis is seventh in batting average, sixth in OBP, ninth in slugging percentage, seventh in runs scored, and 14th in home runs. This is an offense capable of hanging with almost any team in the league.
On the pitching side of things, the Cardinals have found success for the most part. They are eighth in ERA, 15th in WHIP, seventh in home runs allowed, and 16th in batting average against.
St. Louis will send Jose Quintana (3-5, 3.39) to the mound for this contest. Quintana is a reliable veteran who produces soft contact and is capable of getting a decent amount of strikeouts. I don’t expect him to carve up this lineup in Colorado, but he should keep St. Louis in the game.
Colorado Rockies Preview
The Rockies are a ball club that simply scores runs at home. They are used to the high elevation and are well aware of how to take advantage of it. As a result, they are second in batting average, fifth in OBP, 12th in slugging percentage, 10th in runs scored, and 22nd in home runs.
The lack of home runs is surprising. But they put the ball in play and get on base. They have the ability to hit on the road, but the majority of their offensive production comes at Coors Field.
As per usual, the pitching tells a completely different story.
The Rockies are just 28th in ERA, 28th in WHIP, 19th in home runs allowed, and 30th in batting average against. They have always dealt with pithing problems. However, it has been their downfall this year.
Kyle Freeland (7-7, 4.56) will get the start for the Rockies.
Freeland has been a member of the team for quite some time now. The left-hander is a better pitcher than his numbers indicate. He has the ability to limit runs even at home.
But doing so against the Cardinals and their deep lineup will not be an easy task.
For the Cardinals, Steven Matz is on the 15-day IL. The left-hander strained his knee a couple of weeks ago and has been out since.
Juan Yepez is also injured with a forearm strain. St. Louis is hopeful he can return fairly soon.
Jack Flaherty remains on the 60-day IL with a shoulder ailment. St. Louis believes he will be able to return and help the Cardinals down the stretch. They have missed him this season.
For the Rockies, Kris Bryant remains on the injured list. Their marquee offseason signee is dealing with a foot injury and has been hit hard with injuries this year.
Chad Kuhl and Jhoulys Chacin are both on the 15-day IL. The last thing Colorado needed was pitching injuries, given their struggles on the mound. They hope both can return sooner than later.
St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies Picks and Predictions
This could end up being a decent game. But it is difficult to envision the Rockies taking two games in a row from the Cardinals. Go ahead and roll with St. Louis as the favorite for this Wednesday night ball game.
Take the St. Louis Cardinals -1.5 with hour betting selection.