Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals: MLB Betting Picks
The Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals series starts on ESPN tonight as both teams continue their hunt for a spot in the post season. The Rockies are trailing the LA Dodders by double digits but right now have a grasp on the NL Wildcard. For the Cardinals they have to strive for the NL Central title. They are just 4.5 games back of the Cubs and the Brewers, but none games back in the wildcard. So who wins tonight?
The Latest Line
The MLB point spread opened with the Cardinals as a (-133) favorite and that number has jumped to (-153) at several online sportsbooks. The over/under for this game is at 9 runs. Top rated online sportsbook MyBookie.ag has the Cardinals listed as (-160) favorites. Bet on MLB at MyBookie today and get a FREE $25 casino chip and a massive bankroll busting bonus! Use the promo code CHASER and sign up today!
The pitching matchup is Antonio Senzatela vs. Cardinals Mike Leake and although Senzatela has the better win/loss record, since they are at home Leake is the favorite. Leake is struggling in a big way of late and has complained of body weakness. He has only won one of his ten starts and has more walks than strikeouts in his last three outings.
MLB Betting Trends
The MLB betting trends in this contest favor the Rockies for several reasons. The Rockies are 22-10 in their last 32 during game 1 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 games following a win and 6-1 in their last 7 overall. The Cardinals are 3-7 in their last 10 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days, 3-7 in Leakes last 10 starts and 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
Colorado Rockies vs St Louis Cardinals Prediction and Pick
The Rockies have had struggles in St Louis (7-19) and they have some troubles on the road (3-13) but they do very well in game one of a series. Both pitchers will give up some runs as they are not at their best. Cardinals 1B Matt Carpenter exited Sunday’s contest in the second inning with tightness in his right quadriceps and he may not be in the lineup tonight. The Rockies and Cardinals will engage in a slugfest with the Rockies winning.