Free MLB Pick: Rockies vs. Cardinals Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(12-19) Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals (18-19)
Date: Saturday, May 8th, 2021
Time: 2:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Chi Chi Gonzalez vs. Carlos Martinez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rockies +155 | Cardinals -175
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rockies -1.5 , Cardinals +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Colorado Rockies are looking like they are going through a rebuilding phase this year, but they certainly will look to make things tough on the Cardinals, as they play St. Louis at Busch Stadium this Saturday afternoon.
Although the Rockies have been struggling here in 2021, they are coming off of an impressive series win over the San Francisco Giants who have been flying high this year, so they should come into this game with some confidence.
The Rockies batting lineup ranks towards the top in a bunch of offensive categories as you would expect, but once again they have not really been able to get a decent pitching staff together and it is costing them in the win column.
It has not really been the starting pitchers who have been letting them down the most either, as they have got plenty of quality starts, but the bullpen has been real bad so Chi Chi Gonzalez who gets the start here will be hoping he can go deep in this one.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals recent series with the Mets ended in a 2-2 split with the Cards losing the last two games of that series, but they do now get an A+ matchup to get themselves back on track hosting the Rockies here.
Nolan Arenado has been a seriously nice pickup for this team and outside of any ”revenge game” narrative he is in a great spot to build upon the 22 runs he has already batted in this year.
One great thing about this Cards batting lineup is the depth that they have, as they are not too dependent on the top of their order for runs being able to hit for average and power through most of the lineup.
The Cardinals will have a strong advantage on the mound as well with Carlos Martinez heading to the hill, as he has been outstanding over his last 3 starts only allowing 2 earned runs over that stretch and it would surprise me if he is unable to keep that hot streak going here on Saturday.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rockies are 17-39 in their last 56 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Rockies are 16-37 in their last 53 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Rockies are 14-37 in their last 51 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rockies are 7-19 in their last 26 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Cardinals are 8-1 in their last 9 games as a favorite.
- Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Rockies are 13-39 in the last 52 meetings in St. Louis.
Free Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
The St. Louis Cardinals have so many advantages in this spot especially in the pitching department, as I fully expect Martinez to go deep here. The Cards are heavy favorites here at -175, so I would not be opposed to a runline bet to get this one closer to even money, as I could see this one getting ugly for Colorado especially if the Cards get into this bullpen by the 5th inning.
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