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(20-18) Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals (20-19)
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium St. Louis, Missouri.
Projected Pitchers: Chris Rusin vs. Adam Wainwright
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rockies +145 / Cardinals -165
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rockies +1.5 -155 / Cardinals -1.5 +135
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The Rockies are red hot winners of 5 straight games including taking the first game of this series. They sit in 2nd place in the NL West tied with the L.A. Dodgers 6.5 games back of the San Francisco Giants.
The Cardinals have lost 3 of their last 4 games and while they are in 3rd place in the NL Central they are already 8 games back of the Chicago Cubs.
While the Rockies won the first game of this series they are 5-17 overall in their last 22 games against the Cardinals in St. Louis.
In yesterday’s game the Rockies beat the Cardinals 3-1.
No surprise that the Rockies are led by their offense, which ranks 4th in the Majors in runs scored while their pitching only ranks 27th in team ERA.
While the pitching has been the issue for Colorado on the season it has been solid as of late and in their last 4 games they have only combined to give up 10 runs.
Chris Rusin (1-1 4.85 ERA) goes for the Rockies tonight and in his last outing he gave up 4 earned runs in 5 innings in a 5-1 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. He is making his 4th start of the season and Colorado won his first 2 outings before a loss in his last start.
Rusin faced the Cardinals once last season and it was an outing he would like to forget giving up 6 runs in 5 innings in a Colorado loss.
The Rockies are 3-10 in Rusin’s last 13 road starts.
The Rockies 12-8 on the road this season.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals rank 3rd in the Majors in runs scored and 11th in team ERA.
Adam Wainwright (3-3 6.80 ERA) gets the go for the Cardinals tonight and in his last outing he was tagged up for 6 earned runs in 5 innings, but his offense bailed him out in the 12-10 win over the L.A. Angels.
The Cardinals have won Wainwright’s last 4 starts, but it is mainly because of the offense. In those games St. Louis totaled 39 runs while he has given up 16 earned runs.
In Wainwright’s 8 starts this season opponents are hitting .330 off him.
Wainwright is 6-1 with a 1.56 ERA in 8 career starts facing the Rockies.
The Cardinals are 5-0 in Wainwright’s last 5 starts against the Rockies.
This season the Cardinals are 9-11 at home.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rockies are 5-0 in their last 5 overall.
- Rockies are 5-0 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rockies have an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.
- Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Cardinals have an Over record of 7-2 in their last 9 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Free Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
Wainwright may not have another great start, but the Cardinals will keep giving him runs of support and St. Louis will take the 2nd game of this series.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER the Number
While yesterday’s game went Under tonight’s will go Over with a couple of struggling hurlers on the hill.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 8 – Colorado 7
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