Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 9 (8/9): MLB

Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 9 (8/9): MLB

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Odds

Time 8:40 p.m. EST
Rockies money line +144
Rockies run line +1.5 (-105)
Cardinals money line -175
Cardinals run line -1.5 (-115)
Over / under 11

 

Key stats

  Colorado Rockies St Louis Cardinals
Record 48-63 60-48
Home / road record 30-27 25-28
Last 10 record 3-7 5-5
Streak L5 W5
Over / under record 49-51-6 47-55-3
Runs / game 4.52 4.36
Runs allowed / game 5.31 3.26

 

Preview

The Colorado Rockies and the St Louis Cardinals will play the 5th game of the series at the Petco Park on Thursday. The Rockies were outscored again by the Cardinals 9-1 and are 0-4 in the series. Brandon Drury hit a grand slam on the first pitch he saw with his new team.

Colorado Rockies

The Rockies get here with a 46-60 record and have lost 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.52 runs per game and they're batting for .261 AVG, have 466 runs scored in 923 hits and 93 home runs, ranking #13 in offense in the league behind the Minnesota Twins. CJ Cron is leading the team with 22 home runs and 71 RBI and a batting average of .277.

Defensively they are allowing 5.31 runs per game and rank #28 in the league. German Marquez leads the pitching staff with a 5.29 ERA, 95 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded for the Rockies.

Probable Pitcher:

Ryan Feltner (2-3, 6.02 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rockies in the 5th game of the series. Feltner earned the win over the Dodgers on Saturday. He allowed three runs on six hits and hit one batter while striking out six and walking none in six innings. He has a 5-5 record with an ERA of 4.30 and 65 strikeouts in 18 appearances versus the Cardinals in his career.

St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals get here with a 44-40 record and have lost 6 of their last 7 games. The team is averaging 4.7 runs and and they're batting for .253 AVG, have 383 runs scored in 697 hits and 88 home runs, ranking #8 in offense in the league behind the Boston Red Sox. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 19 home runs and batting for .341 AVG with 65 RBI so far.

Defensively they are allowing 3.9 runs per game and rank #8 in the league. Miles Mikolas leads the pitching staff with a 2.61 ERA, 79 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded with the Cards.

Probable Pitcher:  Miles Mikolas (8-9, 3.50 ERA)

Mikolas will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Cardinals. Mikolas took the loss on Saturday game against the Twins allowing 2 runs on 4 hits and 2 walks across 6 innings pitched. He struck out eight. He has a record of 4-2 with an ERA of 2.13 and 47 strikeouts in 7 appearances against the Rockies in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Colorado are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against St Louis.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games against an opponent in the National League.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of St Louis's last 6 games against Colorado.

St Louis Cardinals are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Rockies have lost 8 of their last 10 games and have been dominated by the Cardinals on this series. They'll try to avoid a 5-game sweep by sending Ryan Feltner to the mound who already beat the Cardinals twice earlier this season but has allowed many runs in the process. Miles MIkolas will start for St Louis who has lost his last 2 outings and was pounded by the Rockies the last time. The Cardinals are by far the better team but the Rockies play good at home so I think the best play is the over. 

PICK: Over 11 (-110)

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