St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 9/12/2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Tim Melville
Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (81-63, 1st in NL Central) head to Coors Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Colorado Rockies (61-84, 5th in NL West). The Cardinals open this matchup at -153 while the Rockies are priced at +143. The over/under has been set at 13.5.
The Cardinals have been very good for wagerers, having gone 81-63-0 SU. Colorado covers 42.1% of the time, going 61-84-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been an inconsistent Over option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 59-77-8.
St. Louis covers 48.6% of the time on the road, having gone 34-36-0 straight up.
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies are covering 50.0% of the time at Coors Field, going 35-35-0 SU.
The Rockies have been a solid Over option for over/under MLB wagerers, having gone 70-69-6.
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
9/3/2019 Matt Wieters C Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/1/2019 Lane Thomas CF Wrist Out for the season
8/21/2019 Brett Cecil RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
7/11/2019 Jordan Hicks RP Elbow Out for the season
6/26/2019 Tony Cingrani RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
9/11/2019 Carlos Estevez RP Back Probable for Sep 11
9/7/2019 Kyle Freeland SP Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/3/2019 David Dahl CF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 13
9/2/2019 German Marquez SP Arm Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/27/2019 Chad Bettis RP Hip Out for the season
8/22/2019 Jon Gray SP Foot Out for the season
8/19/2019 Scott Oberg RP Arm Out for the season
7/17/2019 Brendan Rodgers 2B Shoulder Out for the season
6/27/2019 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cardinals have a 81-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Miles Mikolas has a 8-13 record with an earned run average of 4.25 and a WHIP of 1.22 this season. He has 131 strikeouts over his 165.1 innings pitched and he's given up 172 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 385 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 536 hitters and walked 198 batters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,129 base hits and 542 earned runs. They have allowed 167 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 474 batters and struck out 1,239. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team St. Louis is hitting .247, good for 22nd in the league. The Cardinals hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 138 hits this season in 533 at bats with 81 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .462 and an OPS+ of 108. Paul DeJong is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 126 hits and he has driven in 72 men in 520 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .452. The Cardinals have 1,191 hits, including 221 doubles and 177 home runs. St. Louis has walked 478 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,209 times as a unit. They have left 970 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 670 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 61-84 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.66, Tim Melville has a 2-1 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 19 strikeouts over the 19.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.13. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 540 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 481 batters and walked 224 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.59. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,415 base knocks and 799 earned runs this season. They have given up 237 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 509 hitters and struck out 1,129 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.50 while their FIP as a staff is 5.14.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 6th in the league. The Rockies hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Charlie Blackmon comes into this matchup batting .319 with an OBP of .364. He has 169 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 529 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .577 with an OPS+ of 122. Nolan Arenado is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 167 hits in 538 at bats while driving in 110 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .580. The Rockies as a unit have 1,338 base hits, including 297 doubles and 188 homers. Colorado has walked 424 times this year and they have struck out on 1,327 occasions. They have had 942 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 742 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rockies (+143)
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