Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals 8/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Antonio Senzatela vs. Miles Mikolas
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, August 2, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Antonio Senzatela for the Rockies and Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals.
Colorado opens at +130 while St. Louis opens at -140. The Rockies have a 46-52-8 over/under record and a 56-50-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 48-59-0 against the run line and have a 49-53-5 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 46-52-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 56-50-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 49-53-5 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 48-59-0 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 1B Jose Martinez Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Colorado Rockies
07/31/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 10-day DL (07/26)
07/28/18 P Brett Cecil Foot 10-day DL (07/23)
07/23/18 2B Kolten Wong Knee 10-day DL (07/22)
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 58-48 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 5.01 and a WHIP of 1.36 this year. He has 32 strikeouts over his 41.1 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.12 and they have given up 333 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the bullpen and they've struck out 333 hitters and walked 156 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 908 base hits and 481 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 367 batters and struck out 895. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team Colorado is hitting .257, good for 7th 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 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 118 hits this season in 408 at bats with 49 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .505 and an OPS+ of 116. Nolan Arenado is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .390. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 79 men in 382 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .594. The Rockies have 925 hits, including 180 doubles and 138 home runs. Colorado has walked 327 times so far this season and they have struck out 915 times as a unit. They have left 680 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 510 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 54-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.83, Miles Mikolas has a 11-3 record and a 1.07 WHIP this season. He has 91 strikeouts over the 130.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 117 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.57 and they have given up 377 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 343 batters and walked 156 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 3.9. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 892 base knocks and 418 earned runs this season. They have given up 99 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 378 hitters and struck out 879 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 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 17th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Marcell Ozuna comes into this matchup batting .266 with an OBP of .309. He has 107 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 403 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .392 with an OPS+ of 91. Matt Carpenter is hitting .278 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 102 hits in 367 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 158 and a slugging percentage of .575. The Cardinals as a unit have 891 base hits, including 152 doubles and 135 homers. St. Louis has walked 351 times this year and they have struck out on 904 occasions. They have had 720 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.45 runs per game and totaled 476 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies +130
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