Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals 7/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. Jack Flaherty
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Jon Gray for the Rockies and Jack Flaherty for the Cardinals.
Colorado opens at +109 while St. Louis opens at -119. The Rockies have a 44-52-8 over/under record and a 54-50-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 48-57-0 against the run line and have a 47-53-5 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 44-52-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 54-50-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 47-53-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 48-57-0 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
07/29/18 1B Jose Martinez Ankle has been scratched from starting lineup
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 57-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Gray has a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 5.16 and a WHIP of 1.37 this year. He has 131 strikeouts over his 106.1 innings pitched and he's given up 114 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.17 and they have given up 329 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 328 hitters and walked 154 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 897 base hits and 474 earned runs. They have allowed 115 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 360 batters and struck out 880. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
As a team Colorado is hitting .257, good for 8th 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 .306 with an on-base percentage of .392. He has 114 hits this season in 372 at bats with 75 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .594 and an OPS+ of 146. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 398 at bats. His OPS+ is 117 while his slugging percentage is at .505. The Rockies have 907 hits, including 178 doubles and 135 home runs. Colorado has walked 319 times so far this season and they have struck out 892 times as a unit. They have left 666 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 500 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 53-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.28, Jack Flaherty has a 4-5 record and a 1.12 WHIP this season. He has 104 strikeouts over the 85 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 65 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.05. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.58 and they have given up 368 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 336 batters and walked 151 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 874 base knocks and 408 earned runs this season. They have given up 96 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 370 hitters and struck out 856 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 18th 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 .382. He has 98 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 360 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .567 with an OPS+ of 156. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 106 hits in 395 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 91 and a slugging percentage of .390. The Cardinals as a unit have 880 base hits, including 152 doubles and 132 homers. St. Louis has walked 344 times this year and they have struck out on 889 occasions. They have had 711 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 468 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +109
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