Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jorge De La Rosa (6-4) vs. Lance Lynn (8-5)
The St. Louis Cardinals host the Colorado Rockies at Busch Stadium on Saturday. The probable starters are Jorge De La Rosa for the Rockies and Lance Lynn for the Cardinals. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +160 and St. Louis at -170. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Rockies have a 52-44 over/under record and a 52-48 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Cardinals have a 38-60 over/under record and a 53-49 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 52% of the time.
The Rockies show up with a 43-57 record, including 19-30 on the road. Starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa holds a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 5.03 and a WHIP of 1.43. He's pitched 91.1 innings thus far while surrendering 85 hits over that time and when he starts, the Rockies are 9-8. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-9. His teammates are averaging 4.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.52 and they've given up 354 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .266 against the Rockies bullpen while walking 126 times and striking out 286 times. Colorado is averaging 6.9 strikeouts per game while getting 9.86 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 30th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.95.
Colorado ranks 2nd in the league in team batting average at .274 while hitting .243 on the road. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rockies sit at .325 and they hold a .443 team slugging percentage. DJ LeMahieu leads the team in hits with 115 while the team ranks 2nd in baseball with 9.4 hits per game.
St. Louis is 38-15 at home while holding a 65-37 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 2.71, Lance Lynn will come into this game holding a 8-5 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He's pitched 116.1 innings thus far while surrendering 105 hits over that time in which the Cardinals are 12-7. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 4-15. His teammates score an average of 2.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.33 and they have given up 275 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .239 against the Cardinals bullpen while walking 109 times and striking out 269 times. St. Louis is averaging 8.03 strikeouts per game while getting 8.14 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.67.
They rank 10th in the league in team batting average with a .255 average while hitting .259 at home. Ranked at 8th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cardinals sit at .323 and they hold a .389 team slugging percentage. Jhonny Peralta leads the team in hits with 108 while the team ranks 12th in baseball with 8.69 hits a game.
The Rockies have committed 60 errors and have combined for 1123 assists and 2,626 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. The Cardinals have committed 60 errors on the season with 1022 assists and 2,800 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 52-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 52-48 against the run line so far this season
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 38-60 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 53-49 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/31/15 LF Corey Dickerson Ribs injured last game, "?" Friday vs. St. Louis Cardinals
07/21/15 P Chad Bettis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
07/10/15 P David Hale Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
07/01/15 P Christian Bergman Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/30)
07/01/15 P John Axford Personal out indefinitely
06/18/15 P Brooks Brown Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
06/01/15 P Jordan Lyles Toe Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1); out for season
05/30/15 1B Justin Morneau Concussion Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/29)
04/28/15 P Adam Ottavino Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/26)
04/04/15 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/1)
St. Louis Cardinals
07/30/15 LF Matt Holliday Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
07/06/15 P Jaime Garcia Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
07/03/15 CF Jon Jay Wrist Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
07/01/15 P Matt Belisle Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/26)
05/27/15 1B Matt Adams Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (05/26), out for regular season
05/03/15 P Jordan Walden Bicep Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/30)
04/28/15 P Adam Wainwright Achilles Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/25); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies
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