Regardless of other races, the National League Central boasts the hottest one of all. Three teams are at the top fighting it out for the division title. Chicago, St. Louis and Milwaukee are in the Battle Royale to ensure a divisional playoff spot. Specifically, the Cardinals are in the thick of the race with a pitching staff that has proven to be a baseball betting asset. By contrast, the Colorado Rockies have flopped badly as a former playoff team. Pitching has been their liability rather than a strength. Colorado is in the basement of the National League West.
Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals
The Rockies vs. Cardinals Overview and Current Form
To be exact the Rockies are 57-68 with only 58 games under the total. Colorado has split their last 10 games with only one of their last six going over. Colorado ranks seventh for run production but 29th for earned run average. Late on the Cardinals have been hot with eight wins in 10 games. Only two of their last 10 went over the total. As a result, St. Louis is 66-57 with only 48 overs. The Cards rank only 24th for run production but fifth for staff ERA.
Colorado Rockies Starter and Bullpen
Right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez (0-4, 1.57 WHIP, 5.87 ERA, 18 K, 30.2 IP) is the probable starter for the Rockies. Accordingly, Colorado has suffered baseball betting losses in his last six starts. Bullpen metrics have the Rockies ranked among the worst at 28th.
St. Louis Cardinals Starter and Bullpen
Right-hander Dakota Hudson (12-6, 1.51 WHIP, 3.63 ERA, 104 KM 134 IP) is the Cardinals likely starter. Concurrently St. Louis has posted seven online betting wins in his last nine starts. Bullpen rankings have St, Louis ranked third best in the majors. Namely Carlos Martinez (3-2, 14 SV, 1.32 WHIP, 3.86 WHIP, 33 K, 32.2 IP) is integral.
Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Betting Trends
The Rockies are:
4-16 in their last 20 away games
5-2 over the total in their last seven road matchups
5-13 in their last 18 meetings with St. Louis
2-6 over the total in their last eight games against the Cardinals
The Cardinals are:
11-5 in their last 16 matchups at Busch Stadium
2-8 under the total in their last 10 home games
16-4 in their last 20 home games with the Rockies
6-2 over the total at Busch Stadium in their last eight meetings with Colorado
The Rockies vs. Cardinals Baseball Betting Odd Picks
In this situation, we have the contending Cardinals against a failing Colorado team. St. Louis has a strong baseball betting advantage both at home and against the Rockies. Paul Goldschmidt (74 R, 28 HR, 68 RBI, .474 SLG, .809 OPS) powers the Redbirds. Additionally, Paul DeJong (78 R, 27 2B, 22 HR, 57 RBI, .457 SLG) adds to the pressure on pitchers. And Marcell Ozuna (59 R, 22 HR, 67 RBI, .500 SLG, .834 OPS) brings further Cardinal depth.
The Rockies vs. Cardinals Baseball Betting Pick: St. Louis Cardinals
Rockies vs. Cardinals Baseball Betting Score Prediction: Cardinals 4, Rockies 2
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