Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Picks Against the Spread 8/24/2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chi Chi Gonzalez vs. Dakota Hudson
Busch Stadium is the venue where Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (68-58, 2nd in NL Central) will play the Colorado Rockies (58-70, 5th in NL West) on Saturday. The Rockies open this game at +180 while the Cardinals are coming in at -192. The total has been set at 9.
The Rockies have been good for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 58-70-0 SU. St. Louis covers 54.0% of the time, going 68-58-0 straight up.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been a decent Over choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 63-59-6.
Colorado covers 37.9% of the time as the away team, having gone 25-41-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals cover 60.7% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 37-24-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been a great Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 50-68-8.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
8/22/2019 Kyle Freeland SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/22/2019 Jon Gray SP Foot Out for the season
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
8/21/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/21/2019 Tyler O'Neill LF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2019 Jose Martinez RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 27
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 58-70 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez has a 0-4 record with an earned run average of 5.87 and a WHIP of 1.57 this season. He has 18 strikeouts over his 30.2 innings pitched and he's given up 33 hits. He's allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.26 and they have given up 462 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 421 hitters and walked 193 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.51. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,234 base hits and 698 earned runs. They have allowed 202 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 439 batters and struck out 1,018. 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 4.98.
As a team Colorado is hitting .269, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .459 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .326 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 152 hits this season in 466 at bats with 72 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .603 and an OPS+ of 128. Nolan Arenado is hitting .301 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 144 hits and he has driven in 99 men in 478 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .561. The Rockies have 1,207 hits, including 268 doubles and 170 home runs. Colorado has walked 380 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,165 times as a unit. They have left 837 men on base and have a team OPS of .787. They score 5.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 683 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 68-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.63, Dakota Hudson has a 12-6 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 104 strikeouts over the 134 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 139 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 338 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 472 batters and walked 174 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 4. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,013 base knocks and 495 earned runs this season. They have given up 152 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 423 hitters and struck out 1,075 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 4.34.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 24th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .406 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 .333. He has 122 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 473 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .467 with an OPS+ of 108. Paul DeJong is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .326. He has collected 114 hits in 461 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .460. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,027 base hits, including 186 doubles and 157 homers. St. Louis has walked 408 times this year and they have struck out on 1,087 occasions. They have had 840 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.5 runs per game and totaled 567 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals (-192)
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