St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies 8/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: John Gant vs. German Marquez
Coors Field is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies on Saturday, August 25, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are John Gant for the Cardinals and German Marquez for the Rockies.
St. Louis opens at +118 while Colorado opens at -128. The Cardinals have a 57-64-7 over/under record and a 62-66-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 67-60-0 against the run line and have a 53-66-8 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 57-64-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 62-66-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 53-66-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 67-60-0 against the run line
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
08/22/18 LF Marcell Ozuna Shoulder 10-day DL (08/22)
08/22/18 P Matt Pearce Shoulder 10-day DL (08/22)
08/04/18 CF Dexter Fowler Foot 60-day DL (08/04)
07/31/18 P Luke Gregerson Shoulder 60-day DL (07/26)
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)
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
07/08/18 P Mike Dunn Undisclosed 60-day DL (07/07)
04/24/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 71-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher John Gant has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 3.76 and a WHIP of 1.23 this year. He has 66 strikeouts over his 79 innings pitched and he's given up 64 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 423 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 403 hitters and walked 192 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,036 base hits and 470 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 448 batters and struck out 1,045. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.91.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .250, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Matt Carpenter is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 120 hits this season in 445 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .575 and an OPS+ of 156. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 133 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 484 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The Cardinals have 1,088 hits, including 191 doubles and 165 home runs. St. Louis has walked 419 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,062 times as a unit. They have left 886 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.55 runs per contest and have scored a total of 582 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 70-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.42, German Marquez has a 11-9 record and a 1.32 WHIP this season. He has 151 strikeouts over the 142.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 140 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.01 and they have given up 386 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 394 batters and walked 176 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.6 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 4.53. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,080 base knocks and 570 earned runs this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 429 hitters and struck out 1,083 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Rockies hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .388. He has 139 hits this year along with 88 RBI in 453 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .572 with an OPS+ of 141. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 135 hits in 489 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 106 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Rockies as a unit have 1,096 base hits, including 208 doubles and 159 homers. Colorado has walked 385 times this year and they have struck out on 1,107 occasions. They have had 816 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 595 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals +118
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