St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 8/11/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Thursday, August 11, 2022
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-190) Colorado (+160)
The Colorado Rockies (49-63) will take on the St. Louis Cardinals (60-49) at Coors Field on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Cardinals at -190 and the Rockies are sitting at +160. The total is 10.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Dakota Hudson and German Marquez.
As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are compiling 4.7 runs per game, which is 7th in the league. They have racked up 510 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .323. The Cardinals have hit 187 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 123 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 489 RBI's as well as 928 hits for the year, while their batting average is .251. St. Louis is slugging .410 and have struck out 847 times, while taking a walk on 356 occasions.
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Cardinals pitchers have given up 109 home runs and 437 runs (7th in baseball). They have walked 335 opposing players and their FIP is 4.12 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.38 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.28. The Cardinals have compiled a team ERA of 3.91 for the year (16th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 797 batters.
The Cardinals relief pitchers have a save rate of 65.0% and has entered the game in 89 save situations. The relievers have inherited 169 base runners so far this season and 33.7% of those runners crossed home plate. Cardinals bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 109 times and also have had 90 appearances in high leverage situations. The Cardinals have dispatched 319 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relievers have accumulated 49 holds on the season (23rd in baseball). They have compiled 26 saves over the course of the season and have blown 14 of their 40 chances to get a save.
The Cardinals have transformed 70.8% of baseballs in play into outs in their 8,592 innings on the field, which has them sitting 6th in professional baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals have a tally of 2,864 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,126 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .990 which ranks 2nd in baseball, and they have turned 119 double plays.
Hudson has thrown 354 innings and has 248 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. Hudson (30-16 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.63 and he has faced 1,502 opposing hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.45 (136 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.342. He has allowed 310 hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) with 166 free passes.
The Rockies have a slugging percentage of .410 and they score 4.55 runs per game (9th in baseball). They have hit 206 doubles, while getting a free base 323 times and scoring 510 runs. Colorado has compiled 102 home runs so far this year to go along with 487 RBIs. They have struck out on 874 occasions (22nd in baseball) and have tallied 1,020 base hits. The Colorado Rockies have compiled an on-base percentage of .326 as well as a team batting average of .264 on the year.
The Colorado pitching staff have surrendered 600 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 4.97 (544 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 121 homers and they allow 5.48 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB). The Rockies hold a team WHIP of 1.458 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.38 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.07 (782 strikeouts vs 377 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 30th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,061.
Colorado relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.9% out of 149 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 124 times in high leverage situations in addition to 91 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 86 save situations, the Rockies have earned 44 holds in addition to 12 blown saves. They rank 6th in the league with a save rate of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 348 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year. Colorado has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 42 save chances and they have walked away with 30 saves.
Out of their 8,796 innings on the diamond, the Rockies have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 67.1% (30th in professional baseball). The Colorado Rockies have gotten 116 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in professional baseball). The Rockies have accrued 1,119 assists, 74 errors and have earned a total of 2,932 putouts so far this season.
During his pro baseball career, Marquez has surrendered 927 base hits while earning 914 strikeouts in 936 innings. Marquez (60-50 mark in his career) has earned a 4.39 ERA while surrendering 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 457 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.288 and a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 3.28 and he has faced 3,965 opposing hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take St. Louis (-190)
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