Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction 6/6/2024

The Colorado Rockies (21-40) travel to face off against the St. Louis Cardinals (29-31) on Thursday, June 6th. This game will be played at Busch Stadium in St. Louis and televised on BSMW. The Cardinals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rockies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Reds. First pitch is set for 6:45 CT.

Rockies vs Cardinals

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The Rockies will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Reds with a 12-7 loss. Colorado was the +121 underdog at home going into this matchup. Things started off well for the Rockies, as they got on the board with four runs in the 1st inning but gave up the lead right away as the Reds scored two in the top of the first.

Colorado started Jalen Beeks, and he took the loss, going just 4 1/3 innings, and giving up eight earned runs on 12 hits. The Rockies also used Dakota Hudson out of the bullpen, and he didn’t fare much better, giving up four earned runs in just 2/3 of an inning of work.

Colorado is on the road today vs. the Cardinals, having lost five straight games. The Rockies are in 5th place in the NL West with a record of 21-40, putting them 16 games behind the Dodgers for the division lead. So far, they are 9-14 in divisional games.

At home, the Rockies are 13-17 this year, and they are just 8-23 on the road. As the underdog, Colorado has an overall record of 21-40 this season, and they have dropped five straight as the underdog. The Rockies have lost two straight series and have an overall series record of 4-15-1 this year.

Colorado has been a strong run line bet this season, going 31-30 overall, but they have been a better bet on the road, where they are 16-15. The Rockies have covered the run line in 15 of 30 games at home. They have been an underdog in every game they have played, and their average run margin in those games is -1.6 runs per game.

The Rockies have played a lot of high-scoring games this season, with their games averaging 9.8 runs per game. Their over/under record is 31-29, and when the line is set at 7.5 runs, they are 5-2. Overall, 80.3% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 7.5 runs.

Cal Quantrill Gets The Start For The Rockies

Right-hander Cal Quantrill gets the start for the Rockies today as he faces the Cardinals on the road. So far this season, he has made 12 starts and has a record of 4-4. Quantrill’s ERA is 3.84, along with a WHIP of 1.29. In his 12 appearances, he has turned in eight quality starts. Looking back at his most recent outing, Quantrill took the loss, going 4 1/3 innings and giving up four earned runs on nine hits. Before that, he had won two straight starts. One concerning trend for Quantrill is that he has allowed at least one homer in three straight outings.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

Heading into today’s game, the Rockies are averaging 4.1 runs per game, which is 21st in the league. They have been a better offensive team at home, averaging 4.5 runs per game. As a team, they are batting .246, which is 9th in the league, and have the best BABIP in the league. The Rockies have been striking out a lot this season and are also near the bottom of the league in walks.

Over his last six games, Ezequiel Tovar has gone 9/26 (.346) with four runs scored and one home run. For the season, he is batting .292 and is 2nd on the team with eight homers. Ryan McMahon has a team-high 34 RBIs and is 10th in the MLB with 10 homers. McMahon is also batting .278 for the season.

The Cardinals closed out their series vs. the Astros with a 4-2 win on the road. St. Louis was the +132 underdog going into this matchup. Offensively, the Cardinals only had five hits but scored four runs. Their big inning was the 3rd, where they scored three runs. St. Louis’s other run came in the 5th.

Miles Mikolas put together a good start for the Cardinals, going six innings and giving up just two runs on five hits. He only had three strikeouts in the outing and got the win.

St. Louis will open their series vs. the Rockies with a record of 29-31, which has them 3rd in the NL Central. Currently, they trail the Brewers by six games in the division. The Cardinals are 5-7 in divisional games this year.

At home, the Cardinals are 13-12 this season compared to 16-19 on the road. St. Louis has won four straight games as the favorite, and they are 14-13 overall as the favorite this year. As the underdog, the Cardinals are 15-18 this year. Looking at their overall series record, the Cardinals are 10-10 and dropped their most recent series vs. the Astros.

When it comes to the run line, the Cardinals have been a better bet as the underdog, going 19-14. They have been a favorite in 27 games, going 10-17. The average run margin in their wins is +2.5, while it’s -3.8 in their losses. Their overall run line record is 29-31.

The St. Louis Cardinals are back home today to take on the Colorado Rockies. The O/U line for the game is set at 7.5 runs, which is lower than their combined season average of 8.6 runs per game. The Cardinals have played 57 games this season, and 45 of them have had higher O/U lines than 7.5 runs, with the over hitting in 26 of those games. When the O/U line has been set at 7.5 runs, the over has gone 3-9 in those games.

Sonny Gray Gets The Start For The Cardinals

St. Louis starter Sonny Gray has made 10 appearances this year and comes into the game with a record of 7-3 and an ERA of 3.00. Gray’s WHIP for the season is currently 1.05. In his 10 starts, he has pitched four quality starts and is averaging 12.16 strikeouts per nine innings. Gray most recently faced the Phillies, where he took the loss, giving up four earned runs in five innings of work. Before that outing, he had won two straight starts. So far, he has been much better at home, coming in with an ERA of 0.89 compared to 5.4 on the road.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

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For the season, the Cardinals are averaging 3.9 runs per game, which is 25th in the league. Their batting average of .233 is also below the league average, and they are near the bottom of the league in terms of slugging percentage and OPS. However, they do have a couple of hitters who have been swinging the bat well of late, as Alec Burleson has three homers in his last 10 games, but is batting just .186 in that stretch, and Nolan Gorman has six homers in his last 10 games and is batting .289.

St. Louis has a few hitters who are near the top of the league in home runs, as Nolan Gorman is 6th in the MLB with 14 homers, and Alec Burleson’s eight homers is the 12th most in the league. Gorman’s 31 RBIs is the best mark on the team, and he is batting just .230 for the season.

Rockies vs Cardinals Prediction

Our pick for today’s Rockies vs. Cardinals matchup is to take the Rockies on the money line at +202. We actually have the Rockies winning this one by a score of 5-4. So, you could also look to take the Rockies on the run line, as this would likely have a payout around +130.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Sonny Gray actually finishing with more strikeouts than Cal Quantrill. Gray is projected to finish with six K’s, while Quantrill is predicted to finish with just four.

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