St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies MLB Picks & Predictions 9/10/2019
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Chi Chi Gonzalez
Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals (81-62, 1st in NL Central) are headed to Coors Field on Tuesday where they'll meet the Colorado Rockies (60-84, 5th in NL West). The Cardinals open this game at -155 while the Rockies are priced at +145. The over/under has been set at 14.
The Cardinals have been strong for MLB wagerers, having gone 81-62-0 SU. Colorado covers 41.7% of the time, going 60-84-0 straight up.
Valuable St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The Cardinals have been a decent Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 59-76-8.
St. Louis covers 49.3% of the time as the visitor, having gone 34-35-0 straight up.
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado covers 49.3% of the time at Coors Field, going 34-35-0 SU.
The Rockies have been a dicey Under bet for O/U wagerers, having gone 70-68-6.
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
9/7/2019 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 81-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha has a 6-6 record with an earned run average of 4.98 and a WHIP of 1.55 this season. He has 96 strikeouts over his 112 innings pitched and he's given up 124 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 534 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 3.84. The Cardinals pitchers collectively have given up 1,122 base hits and 540 earned runs. They have allowed 166 home runs this season, ranking them 29th in the league. St. Louis as a pitching staff has walked 473 batters and struck out 1,234. They have walked 3.4 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 .248, good for 21st in the league. The Cardinals hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .341. He has 137 hits this season in 529 at bats with 80 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 109. Paul DeJong is hitting .244 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 126 hits and he has driven in 72 men in 517 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .455. The Cardinals have 1,185 hits, including 220 doubles and 177 home runs. St. Louis has walked 477 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,201 times as a unit. They have left 964 men on base and have a team OPS of .734. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 669 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 60-84 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.29, Chi Chi Gonzalez has a 0-6 record and a 1.69 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 42 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 46 hits. He's allowing 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.16 and they have given up 538 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 477 batters and walked 223 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 5.62. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,409 base knocks and 798 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 508 hitters and struck out 1,121 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 5.17.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 6th in the league. The Rockies hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Charlie Blackmon comes into this matchup batting .318 with an OBP of .363. He has 167 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 525 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .577 with an OPS+ of 121. Nolan Arenado is hitting .309 this season and he has an OBP of .370. He has collected 165 hits in 534 at bats while driving in 108 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .575. The Rockies as a unit have 1,331 base hits, including 297 doubles and 187 homers. Colorado has walked 423 times this year and they have struck out on 1,322 occasions. They have had 937 men left on base and have an OPS of .776. They have scored 5.14 runs per game and totaled 740 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cardinals/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cardinals (-155)
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