Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Picks Against the Spread 8/25/2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Antonio Senzatela vs. Michael Wacha
Busch Stadium is the site where Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (69-58, 1st in NL Central) will take on the Colorado Rockies (58-71, 5th in NL West) on Sunday. The Cardinals open this matchup at -180 while the Rockies are priced at +170. The total is set at 10.
The Rockies have been lousy for baseball wagerers, having gone 58-71-0 SU. St. Louis is covering 54.3% of the time, going 69-58-0 straight up.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been a solid Over play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 64-59-6.
The Rockies are covering 37.3% of the time as the visitor, having gone 25-42-0 straight up.
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St. Louis is covering 61.3% of the time at Busch Stadium, going 38-24-0 SU.
The Cardinals have been an excellent Under play for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 51-68-8.
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
8/23/2019 Jose Martinez RF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
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
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 58-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela has a 8-7 record with an earned run average of 6.29 and a WHIP of 1.72 this season. He has 53 strikeouts over his 93 innings pitched and he's given up 115 hits. He's allowed 11.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.25 and they have given up 469 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 422 hitters and walked 194 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 5.5. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,247 base hits and 702 earned runs. They have allowed 203 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 444 batters and struck out 1,019. 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 5.00.
As a team Colorado is hitting .269, good for 5th in the league. The Rockies hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .323 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 152 hits this season in 470 at bats with 72 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .598 and an OPS+ of 127. Nolan Arenado is hitting .304 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 146 hits and he has driven in 99 men in 480 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .563. The Rockies have 1,212 hits, including 268 doubles and 170 home runs. Colorado has walked 383 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,177 times as a unit. They have left 843 men on base and have a team OPS of .785. They score 5.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 686 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 69-58 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.22, Michael Wacha has a 6-6 record and a 1.61 WHIP. He has 80 strikeouts over the 98.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 113 hits. He's allowing 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 340 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 475 batters and walked 176 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 1,018 base knocks and 497 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 426 hitters and struck out 1,087 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.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 .245, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Paul Goldschmidt comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .333. He has 124 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 478 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 115 hits in 465 at bats while driving in 60 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .458. The Cardinals as a unit have 1,040 base hits, including 188 doubles and 158 homers. St. Louis has walked 413 times this year and they have struck out on 1,088 occasions. They have had 851 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.53 runs per game and totaled 575 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals (-180)
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