St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction, 8/9/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies
Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Location: Coors Field in Denver, CO
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis (-225) Colorado (+190)
Coors Field is where the Colorado Rockies (48-63) will try to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals (60-48) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Cardinals at -225 and the Rockies are at +190. The total is 10. The pitchers taking the mound will be Miles Mikolas and Ryan Feltner.
As a team, the St. Louis Cardinals are earning 4.7 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 7th in MLB. They have notched a total of 505 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .323. The Cardinals have tallied 184 doubles as a team and have knocked 122 balls out of the park. They have amassed 484 runs batted in in addition to 920 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate sits at .252. St. Louis is slugging .410 and have been called out on strikes 839 times, while drawing a walk on 352 occasions.
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The Cardinals have an earned run average of 3.79 for the season (8th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 792 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 333 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.09 as a unit for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.38 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.26. Cardinals pitchers have allowed 106 home runs and 421 runs (5th in MLB).
Cardinals relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 107 times as well as having 90 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 49 holds on the campaign (23rd in the league). The Cardinals bullpen have earned a save percentage of 65.0% and stepped onto the hill in 89 save situations. They have recorded 26 saves so far this season and have blown 14 of their 40 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 166 runners for the season with 33.1% of those runners crossed home plate. The Cardinals have dispatched 317 relief pitchers to the mound this year.
The Cardinals have converted 70.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 8,592 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 6th in baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals have a tally of 2,864 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,126 assists and 42 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .990 which is 2nd in baseball, and have accumulated 119 double plays.
Mikolas (41-35 career mark) has a FIP of 3.93 while facing 2,714 hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 631 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) with 133 free passes. His ERA is 3.66 (268 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.159. Mikolas has thrown 659 innings and has accumulated 489 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The Rockies hold a team slugging percentage of .406 and they tally 4.45 runs per outing (12th in MLB). They have 203 doubles, while getting a free base 321 times as well as recording 494 runs. Colorado has accounted for 99 HRs this year as well as 471 RBIs. They have been rung up on 869 occasions (22nd in the league) and have earned 998 base knocks. The Colorado Rockies have accumulated an on-base percentage of .324 in addition to a batting average of .262 this season.
The Rockies have a team WHIP of 1.459 and have a FIP of 4.39 as a unit so far this year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.08 (774 strikeouts vs 373 bases on balls). They rank 30th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,053. They have given up 120 home runs and they concede 5.48 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Colorado pitching staff have surrendered 595 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.96 (539 earned runs relinquished).
With 86 save situations, the Rockies have tallied 44 holds in addition to 12 blown saves. Colorado has called on relievers to enter the game in 42 save opportunities and they have earned 30 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 124 times in high leverage situations and also on 90 occasions with base runners. Colorado relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.0% of 147 inherited base runners. They rank 5th in baseball with a save rate of 71.4%, and they have sent 346 relievers onto the field on the year.
In their 8,796 innings on the field, the Rockies have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.1% (30th in pro baseball). The Colorado Rockies have gotten 116 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (28th in professional baseball). The Rockies have recorded 1,119 assists, 74 errors and have a total of 2,932 putouts during this campaign.
So far in his MLB career, Feltner has surrendered 57 base hits and he has 44 punch outs in 47 innings pitched. He has conceded 34 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.553 and having a FIP of 5.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.75 and he has faced 216 hitters so far in his MLB career. Feltner (1-4 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 6.51 ERA and has conceded 10.9 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Colorado (+190)
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