St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies 8/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Austin Gomber vs. Tyler Anderson
Coors Field is the site of the matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, August 26, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Austin Gomber for the Cardinals and Tyler Anderson for the Rockies.
St. Louis opens at +135 while Colorado opens at -145. The Cardinals have a 58-64-7 over/under record and a 63-66-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 67-61-0 against the run line and have a 54-66-8 over/under record.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 58-64-7 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 63-66-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 54-66-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 67-61-0 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 72-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Austin Gomber has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 2.98 and a WHIP of 1.35 this year. He has 36 strikeouts over his 42.1 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He's allowed 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 426 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 407 hitters and walked 196 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 1,051 base hits and 474 earned runs. They have allowed 113 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 452 batters and struck out 1,052. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.93.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .250, good for 15th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Marcell Ozuna is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 133 hits this season in 484 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .409 and an OPS+ of 98. Matt Carpenter is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .380. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 69 men in 450 at bats. His OPS+ is 155 while his slugging percentage is at .569. The Cardinals have 1,099 hits, including 195 doubles and 167 home runs. St. Louis has walked 421 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,069 times as a unit. They have left 892 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 589 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 70-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.45, Tyler Anderson has a 6-6 record and a 1.25 WHIP this season. He has 139 strikeouts over the 147.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 133 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.95 and they have given up 387 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 397 batters and walked 177 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 4.55. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,091 base knocks and 577 earned runs this season. They have given up 147 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 431 hitters and struck out 1,090 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 9th in the league. The Rockies hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Charlie Blackmon comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .345. He has 137 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 493 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 108. Nolan Arenado is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .390. He has collected 141 hits in 457 at bats while driving in 89 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .578. The Rockies as a unit have 1,111 base hits, including 209 doubles and 161 homers. Colorado has walked 389 times this year and they have struck out on 1,114 occasions. They have had 829 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 600 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals +135
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