Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals 8/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Freeland vs. Luke Weaver
The Colorado Rockies head to Busch Stadium on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Freeland for the Rockies and Luke Weaver for the Cardinals.
The odds for this matchup have Colorado at +120 and St. Louis at -130. The Rockies have a 45-52-8 over/under mark and a 55-50-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 48-58-0 against the run line and have a 48-53-5 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 45-52-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 55-50-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 48-53-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 48-58-0 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
07/31/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day DL (07/26)
07/30/18 P Carlos Martinez Undisclosed left last game, is "?" for next scheduled start
07/30/18 1B Jose Martinez Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Colorado Rockies
07/28/18 P Brett Cecil Foot 10-day DL (07/23)
07/23/18 2B Kolten Wong Knee 10-day DL (07/22)
07/08/18 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 57-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland has a 9-6 record with an earned run average of 3.13 and a WHIP of 1.23 this year. He has 100 strikeouts over his 126.2 innings pitched and he's given up 112 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.14 and they have given up 333 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 332 hitters and walked 156 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 904 base hits and 479 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 365 batters and struck out 889. 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 4.17.
As a team Colorado is hitting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Rockies hold a .436 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. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 117 hits this season in 403 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .501 and an OPS+ of 116. Nolan Arenado is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 116 hits and he has driven in 79 men in 377 at bats. His OPS+ is 147 while his slugging percentage is at .599. The Rockies have 916 hits, including 178 doubles and 136 home runs. Colorado has walked 323 times so far this season and they have struck out 904 times as a unit. They have left 674 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 504 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 54-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.70, Luke Weaver has a 6-9 record and a 1.38 WHIP this season. He has 103 strikeouts over the 113 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 115 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 373 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 339 batters and walked 154 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 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.88. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 883 base knocks and 412 earned runs this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 374 hitters and struck out 868 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.00.
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 17th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Marcell Ozuna comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .312. He has 107 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 399 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .396 with an OPS+ of 93. Matt Carpenter is hitting .277 this season and he has an OBP of .387. He has collected 101 hits in 364 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 158 and a slugging percentage of .569. The Cardinals as a unit have 887 base hits, including 152 doubles and 134 homers. St. Louis has walked 349 times this year and they have struck out on 898 occasions. They have had 718 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 473 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals -130
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