Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Tips 8/22/2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: German Marquez vs. Miles Mikolas
Charlie Blackmon and the Colorado Rockies (57-69, 5th in NL West) head to Busch Stadium on Thursday where they'll meet the St. Louis Cardinals (67-57, 1st in NL Central). The line on this matchup has the Rockies coming in at +102 and the Cardinals are at -112. The over/under has been set at 9.
The Rockies have been a dicey bet for baseball wagerers, having gone 57-69-0 SU. St. Louis covers 54.0% of the time, going 67-57-0 straight up.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been an inconsistent Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 62-58-6.
Colorado covers 37.5% of the time as a visitor, having gone 24-40-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals cover 61.0% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 36-23-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a very good Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 49-67-8.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/21/2019 Kyle Freeland SP Leg Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/19/2019 Scott Oberg RP Arm Out for the season
8/19/2019 David Dahl CF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/17/2019 Chad Bettis RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
7/17/2019 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Out for the season
6/27/2019 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Out for the season
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
8/20/2019 Tyler O'Neill LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/20/2019 Jose Martinez RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
7/23/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 57-69 overall record this season. Starting pitcher German Marquez has a 12-5 record with an earned run average of 4.71 and a WHIP of 1.19 this season. He has 171 strikeouts over his 168 innings pitched and he's given up 167 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.24 and they have given up 458 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 416 hitters and walked 189 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.52. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,222 base hits and 690 earned runs. They have allowed 197 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 431 batters and struck out 1,005. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.47 and their FIP as a unit is 4.95.
As a team Colorado is hitting .269, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .460 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .329 with an on-base percentage of .375. He has 150 hits this season in 456 at bats with 70 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .612 and an OPS+ of 131. Nolan Arenado is hitting .302 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 143 hits and he has driven in 96 men in 474 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .557. The Rockies have 1,187 hits, including 265 doubles and 169 home runs. Colorado has walked 377 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,153 times as a unit. They have left 827 men on base and have a team OPS of .789. They score 5.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 671 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 67-57 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.30, Miles Mikolas has a 7-13 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 106 strikeouts over the 142.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 153 hits. He's allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 338 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 467 batters and walked 170 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 997 base knocks and 485 earned runs this season. They have given up 150 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 415 hitters and struck out 1,065 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 24th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .334. He has 120 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 465 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .471 with an OPS+ of 109. Paul DeJong is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 112 hits in 454 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 103 and a slugging percentage of .456. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,013 base hits, including 184 doubles and 154 homers. St. Louis has walked 400 times this year and they have struck out on 1,071 occasions. They have had 828 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 558 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies (+102)
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