Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha (8-1) vs. Jorge De La Rosa (2-2)
The Colorado Rockies welcome the St. Louis Cardinals to Coors Field on Tuesday. The Cardinals send Michael Wacha to the mound to face Jorge De La Rosa of the Rockies. The opening line for this matchup has St. Louis at -136 and Colorado at +126. The over/under was set at 9.5. The Cardinals have a 21-34 over/under record and a 34-23 run line mark, meaning they cover 60% of the time. The Rockies are 31-24 against the run line and have a 29-25 over/under record. They cover the spread 56% of the time.
The Cardinals head into this matchup with a 38-19 record, including 16-12 on the road. Michael Wacha has a 8-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.18 and a 1.04 WHIP. The Cardinals are 10-1 over his 70.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 56 hits over that time period. The Cardinals are also 5-5 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 5.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.02 and they've given up 149 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .234 against the Cardinals bullpen while walking 56 times and striking out 155 times. St. Louis is averaging 8.03 strikeouts per game while getting 8.11 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 1st in baseball in team earned run average at 2.58.
St. Louis ranks 7th in the league in team batting average at .263 while hitting .249 on the road. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Cardinals sit at .328 and they hold a .390 team slugging percentage. Jhonny Peralta leads the team in hits with 65 while the team ranks 7th in baseball with 8.98 hits per game.
With a 11-17 home record, Colorado will hope to improve on their 25-30 overall mark. Jorge De La Rosa has a record of 2-2 while sporting an earned run average of 6.15 on the year with a 1.60 WHIP. The Rockies have a record of 3-4 over the 33.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 35 hits. The Rockies are also 4-3 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.71 and they have given up 204 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .270 against the Rockies bullpen while walking 57 times and striking out 151 times. Colorado is averaging 6.48 strikeouts per game while getting 9.67 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 30th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79.
They rank 1st in the league in team batting average with a .273 average while hitting .299 at home. Ranked at 10th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rockies sit at .321 and they hold a .435 team slugging percentage. DJ LeMahieu leads the team in hits with 64 while the team ranks 3rd in baseball with 9.4 hits a game.
The Cardinals have committed 32 errors and have combined for 576 assists and 1,551 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. The Rockies have committed 34 errors on the season with 623 assists and 1,455 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .984 on the year.
St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 21-34 against the over/under so far this season
The St. Louis Cardinals are 34-23 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 29-25 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 31-24 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
St. Louis Cardinals
05/27/15 1B Matt Adams Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (05/26)
05/03/15 P Jordan Walden Bicep Injury is on the 15 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
04/04/15 LF Tommy Pham Quad Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
06/01/15 P Jordan Lyles Toe Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/1); out for season
05/30/15 1B Justin Morneau Concussion Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/29)
05/19/15 LF Corey Dickerson Foot Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/19)
04/28/15 P Adam Ottavino Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/26)
04/23/15 P LaTroy Hawkins Bicep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/22)
04/04/15 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/1)
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals
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