Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals 7/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Anderson vs. Carlos Martinez
The Colorado Rockies visit Busch Stadium on Monday, July 30, 2018 to play the St. Louis Cardinals. The probable starters are Tyler Anderson for the Rockies and Carlos Martinez for the Cardinals.
The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +127 and St. Louis at -137. The Rockies have a 44-51-8 over/under record and a 54-49-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 48-56-0 against the run line and have a 47-52-5 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 44-51-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 54-49-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 47-52-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 48-56-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
07/25/18 P Chris Rusin Foot 10-day DL (07/24)
07/21/18 2B DJ LeMahieu Oblique 10-day DL (07/21)
07/08/18 P Mike Dunn Undisclosed 60-day DL (07/07)
07/04/18 P Chad Bettis Finger 10-day DL (07/03)
06/02/18 CF David Dahl Foot 10-day DL (06/01)
04/24/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
07/28/18 P Brett Cecil Foot 10-day DL (07/23)
07/23/18 2B Kolten Wong Knee 10-day DL (07/22)
07/21/18 P Carlos Martinez Oblique 10-day DL (07/20)
07/08/18 LF Tyler O'Neill Groin 10-day DL (07/05)
06/30/18 P Alex Reyes Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/20/18 P Matt Bowman Blister 10-day DL (06/20)
06/20/18 P Michael Wacha Oblique 10-day DL (06/20)
05/15/18 P Adam Wainwright Elbow 60-day DL (05/14)
05/07/18 P Dominic Leone Arm 60-day DL (05/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 56-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Anderson has a 6-3 record with an earned run average of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.18 this season. He has 112 strikeouts over his 121 innings pitched and he's given up 102 hits. He's allowed 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.19 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 326 hitters and walked 154 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 892 base hits and 472 earned runs. They have allowed 113 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 359 batters and struck out 870. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
As a team Colorado is hitting .257, good for 7th in the league. The Rockies hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .309 with an on-base percentage of .393. He has 114 hits this season in 369 at bats with 75 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .599 and an OPS+ of 147. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 114 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 394 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .505. The Rockies have 899 hits, including 176 doubles and 134 home runs. Colorado has walked 317 times so far this season and they have struck out 883 times as a unit. They have left 659 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 497 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 53-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.39, Carlos Martinez has a 6-6 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 89 strikeouts over the 95.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 85 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.64 and they have given up 362 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 333 batters and walked 150 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 864 base knocks and 406 earned runs this season. They have given up 94 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 367 hitters and struck out 849 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.00.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 14th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Matt Carpenter comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .383. He has 97 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 356 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .570 with an OPS+ of 157. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 105 hits in 391 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 89 and a slugging percentage of .384. The Cardinals as a unit have 875 base hits, including 150 doubles and 131 homers. St. Louis has walked 343 times this year and they have struck out on 880 occasions. They have had 707 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 466 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -137
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