Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, 8/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+160) St. Louis (-190)
Busch Stadium is the location where the St. Louis Cardinals (63-51) will take on the Colorado Rockies (51-66) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Rockies at +160 while the Cardinals are opening at -190. The total comes in at 7. The expected starting pitchers are Kyle Freeland and Jose Quintana.
Colorado has a slugging % of .408 and have been called out on strikes 912 times, while being walked on 341 occasions. They have compiled 507 RBI's and 1,059 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .263. The Rockies have tallied 214 doubles as a team and have hit 105 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 532 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .326. As a squad, the Colorado Rockies are putting up 4.6 runs per outing, which ranks them 10th in the league.
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Rockies pitchers have surrendered 130 long balls and 631 runs in total (29th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 389 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.43 as a team so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.08 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.46. The Rockies have an earned run average of 5.00 for the year (28th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 811 hitters.
The Rockies have sent 361 relievers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 151 base runners over the course of the season with 34.4% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 32 saves for the season and have blown 12 of 44 chances to get a save. The Rockies relievers have compiled a save rate of 72.7% and has entered the game in 90 save situations. The relievers have accumulated 46 holds over the course of the season (27th in baseball). Rockies bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 93 times as well as having 128 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Colorado Rockies have a tally of 3,094 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,180 assists and 78 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which ranks 28th in professional baseball, and they have turned 122 double plays. The Rockies have turned 67.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,282 innings on the diamond, ranking them 30th in professional baseball.
Freeland has taken the ball for 778 innings and has earned 600 punch outs thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.30 (372 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.408. He has allowed 824 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) and has 272 free passes. Freeland (47-48 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.49 while he has gone up against 3,372 opposing batters in the majors.
The Cardinals have a team slugging percentage of .417 and they score 4.70 runs per contest (6th in the league). They have 197 two-baggers, while getting a free base 367 times and putting up 536 runs. St. Louis has tallied 134 long balls this year and 515 RBIs. They have been rung up on 887 occasions (25th in the league) and have notched a total of 977 hits. The St. Louis Cardinals have accumulated an on-base percentage of .323 as well as a team batting average of .253 for the season.
The Cardinals hold a team WHIP of 1.270 and have a FIP of 4.09 as a unit for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.43 (842 strikeouts vs 346 walks). They come in at 16th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 933. They have allowed 114 homers and they concede 4.08 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The St. Louis pitching staff have yielded 457 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.90 (436 earned runs conceded).
St. Louis has had relievers enter the contest in 41 save chances and they have walked away with 27 saves. They are ranked 14th in MLB with a save rate of 65.9%, and they have dispatched 328 relievers onto the field this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 91 times in high leverage situations in addition to 111 occasions with base runners. St. Louis bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.5% out of 171 inherited runners. With 91 save situations, the Cardinals have earned 50 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
The St. Louis Cardinals have turned 124 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (2nd in the majors). The Cardinals have accrued 1,187 assists, 45 errors and have amassed 3,023 putouts this year. Out of their 9,069 innings on the diamond, the Cardinals hold a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (8th in baseball).
Quintana (87-85 career record) has a 3.80 ERA and has surrendered 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.04 and he has gone up against 7,019 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. He has allowed 707 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.282 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. During his MLB career, Quintana has surrendered 1,652 base knocks while accumulating 1,497 punch outs in 1,673 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take St. Louis (-190)
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