Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction 6/8/2024

The Colorado Rockies (22-41) travel to face off against the St. Louis Cardinals (30-32) on Saturday, June 8th. 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 Cardinals. First pitch is set for 3:15 CT.

Rockies vs Cardinals

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St. Louis picked up an 8-5 win over the Rockies in the most recent game of this series. The Cardinals had a three-run 1st inning and added three more in the 2nd. As for the Rockies, they scored four runs in the 4th and added their final run in the 5th.

Colorado starter Austin Gomber went just five innings and gave up four runs on six hits. He finished the game with four strikeouts but issued one walk. Matt Carasiti took the loss out of the bullpen.

Lance Lynn only went four innings for the Cardinals but gave up just four hits and four earned runs. He finished the game with six strikeouts but issued two walks. JoJo Romero got the win out of the bullpen, and Ryan Helsley got the save.

With a record of 22-41, the Rockies are in 5th place in the NL West, and they trail the Dodgers by 17 games in the division. So far, they have gone 9-14 against other teams in the NL West. The Rockies have dropped two straight series and are 4-15-1 in series this year.

At home, the Rockies are 13-17, and they are just 9-24 on the road. So far, they have yet to win a series as the favorite. Colorado is 0-0 as the favorite and 22-41 as the underdog. Heading into today’s game, the Rockies have gone 3-7 over their last 10.

When the Rockies win, they win big, with an average run margin of +3.0. But when they lose, they lose big, with an average run margin of -4.0. As a result, they have a run line record of 32-31, and their overall run differential is -1.6 runs per game. Their run line record at home is 15-15, while on the road it is 17-16. As the underdog, they are 32-31 vs. the run line, while they have yet to be favored in a game.

The Rockies have played in 55.6% of their games this season with an over/under line higher than 8.5 runs, and their combined run average is 9.7 runs per game. Their over/under record is 32-30, and their over/under record when the line is set at 8.5 runs is 2-5. The average over/under line for their games this season is 9 runs per game.

Ryan Feltner Gets The Start For The Rockies

Ryan Feltner is looking to bounce back from a rough outing vs. the Reds, where he gave up eight earned runs in 4 1/3 innings of work. In that start, he gave up three homers. Against the Cardinals today, he will be looking to pitch more like he did vs. the Athletics on May 23rd, where he didn’t give up a run in six innings of work. Feltner’s ERA for the season is 6.22, and his record is 1-5. So far, he has made 12 starts and four of them have been quality starts. Per nine innings, Feltner is averaging 7.35 strikeouts and 2.54 walks.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

Over his last 10 games, Brendan Rodgers has been swinging a hot bat for the Rockies, going 12/37 with two homers and eight RBIs. Ezequiel Tovar has also gone 12/42 in his last 10 games, but he has just one homer and one RBI during that stretch. Ryan McMahon has been the Rockies’ top power threat this season, as his 10 homers are 11th in the league, and he also leads the team with 34 RBIs.

As a team, the Rockies are averaging 4.1 runs per game, which is 21st in the MLB. They have been a better offense at home (4.5 runs per game) than on the road (3.7). Overall, they are batting .245 (10th) and have the league’s 16th ranked home run total. Colorado’s offense has been near the bottom of the league in strikeouts and walks this season.

St. Louis is 30-32 overall and trails the Brewers by 6.5 games in the NL Central. The Cardinals are in 2nd place in the division and are 5-7 against other teams in the NL Central. The team is looking to bounce back today, as they lost the series opener vs. the Rockies but took game two.

At home, the Cardinals are 14-13 this year and 16-19 on the road. So far, they have been right around .500 both as the favorite and as the underdog, going 15-14 in each situation. St. Louis’ overall series record is 10-10, but they have dropped two straight series.

When it comes to betting the run line on the Cardinals, it’s been a mixed bag. They are 30-32 overall versus the run line, but they are 16-19 on the road and 14-13 at home. As the favorite, they are just 11-18, but as the underdog, they are 19-14. Their average run margin is -0.7, but in their wins, it’s +2.5, while in their losses, it’s -3.7.

St. Louis has been a solid over team this season, with their games averaging 8.6 runs per game. Their over/under record for the season is 27-32, and when the line has been set at 8.5 runs, they have gone over 14 times and under 7 times. Overall, 21% of their games have had lines set at 8.5 runs, while 45.2% have had lower lines.

Kyle Gibson Gets The Start For The Cardinals

Right-hander Kyle Gibson gets the start for the Cardinals today as he faces the Rockies at home. He has made 12 starts this year and has a record of 4-2 with a 3.69 ERA. Looking at his overall numbers, Gibson has a WHIP of 1.23 and opponents are batting .226 this season. In his 12 appearances, he has turned in six quality starts. Gibson’s most recent outing came against the Astros, where he finished with a no-decision, giving up three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. Before that, he had won two straight starts.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

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St. Louis comes into the game with the worst scoring offense in the league, averaging just 3.9 runs per game. They have been slightly better at home, putting up 4.1 runs per contest. As a team, the Cardinals are batting .235, which is 15th in the league, and their team on-base percentage of .308 is also below average. So far, they have been a below-average home run hitting team.

Nolan Gorman has been the Cardinals’ top power threat this season, as his 14 homers lead the team and are 7th in the league. He has also been swinging a hot bat of late, going 9/26 with four homers over his last seven games. Alec Burleson has also been a nice surprise for the Cardinals, as he is batting .278 and has gone deep eight times this season.

Rockies vs Cardinals Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Rockies vs. Cardinals game is to take the over, with the line sitting at 8.5 runs. We actually have the Cardinals winning this one 5-4, but with the payout sitting at -185 for a Cardinals win, we like the over a lot more.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Ryan Feltner finishing with five strikeouts, which is good for 14th among starters. As for Kyle Gibson, we have him finishing with four strikeouts, which is fourth worst among starters.

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