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(20-18) Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals (20-19)
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium St. Louis, Missouri.
Projected Pitchers: Jon Gray, RHP vs. Michael Wacha, RHP
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -136
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MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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Colorado has quietly hung around in the NL West and will look to take the series finale on Thursday in St. Louis.
Colorado took the series opener on Tuesday 3-1 behind stellar pithing and some good situational hitting.
The Rockies may not get much exposure or press with them being in the NL West and playing late games every night, but right now this team isn’t back down from any challenge.
Colorado sits in 2nd place in the NL West, just 1.5 games behind first place San Francisco. The Rockies feat right now is even more impressive given how bad their pitching has been at times. Colorado has conceded more than 5 runs per game, but stat is skewed a bit. Their starting rotation has struggled inside Coors Field.
Away from Coors Field, this is a completely different pitching staff. They have given up just 3.30 runs per road game en route to a 12-8 road record.
Colorado will send out Jon Gray here. Gray is 1-1 on the year, but has been bitten by the Coors Field thin air. Earlier this season he allowed 11 runs in 2 starts, both at Coors Field. He has since settled down and in fact allowed just 2 runs at Coors Field last time out against a high powered Mets offense.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals just can’t find any sort of consistency this season.
Compared to last year, this has been a total wreck for the Cardinals. The offense went ice cold in the series opener, mustering only just 1 run en route to that 3-1 loss. With the loss, the Cardinals are now just 1 game over the .500 mark. With that, the gap is continuing to widen with them and the first place Cubs. St. Louis has fallen 8.0 games back in the NL Central.
St. Louis will send out Michael Wacha here in hopes of taking the series finale. Wacha must turn his season around as he is a crucial part of this starting rotation. Wacha is just 2-4 on the year and has an ERA of 3.23. He’s lost his last 4 starts, but was let down by his defense last time out as he allowed 6 runs with only 2 of them being earned.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- COL are 3-11 in Grays last 14 starts.
- COL are 3-11 in Grays last 14 starts on grass.
- STL are 22-8 in their last 30 Thu. games.
- Over is 13-3 in Wachas last 16 starts on grass.
- Over is 13-3 in Wachas last 16 starts overall.
- COL are 5-17 in the last 22 meetings in St. Louis.
- COL are 12-26 in the last 38 meetings.
Free Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
Wacha has to be one of the leaders of this staff if St. Louis hopes to get themselves back into the NL Central.
Give the edge to St. Louis here, despite Wacha losing 4 straight. He’s a much more reliable and consistent pitcher as he can settle in and completely go into lockdown mode.
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The Cardinals offense gets Wacha some early runs here, as he settles in as St. Louis grabs a series finale win.
MLB Free Score Prediction:St. Louis 5- Colorado 2
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