The St Louis Cardinals head into Coors Field in Colorado for a three game series with the Rockies. The Rockies haven’t had much luck versus the Cardinals over the past few seasons winning just 10 of the last 30 meetings overall but they have played them fairly well at home winning 14 of the last 24 meetings.
Head to Head Trends
Cardinals are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Cardinals are 20-10 over the last 30 meetings.
Colorado Rockies (+100)
The Colorado Rockies are 3rd in the National League West 12 games back of the 1st place LA Dodgers. The Rockies play some pretty good ball at home where they have a 40-35 record but it’s been their play away from home this season that has really killed any post season chances going just 32-42.
Starting for the Rockies in this one is lefty Tyler Anderson who is 5-5 with a 3.65 ERA on the season. Anderson has pitched surprisingly well at home this season where he is 5-1 with a 3.04 ERA versus going 0-4 with a 5.10 ERA on the road.
Colorado Rockies Trends
Rockies are 4-0 in their last 4 home games.
Rockies are 6-2 in Andersons last 8 home starts.
St Louis Cardinals (-110)
The St Louis Cardinals are 2nd in the National League Central 16 games back of the Cubs so winning the division is out of the question but they still have a good shot at the wild card if they can play some solid ball over the last couple weeks of the season.
The Cardinals have one of the better offenses in the National League averaging 4.78 runs per game but they have really been struggling with the bats of late hitting just .188 and averaging 2.50 runs per game over their last 10 games so not exactly a great time of the year to go into a hitting slump.
On the hill for the Cardinals tonight is Carlos Martinez who is 14-8 with a 3.15 ERA on the season. Martinez is having another good season especially on the road where he is 8-1 with a 2.35 ERA. Martinez has also been pitching great the last month or so with 6 quality starts over his last 7 outings.
St Louis Cardinals Trends
Cardinals are 7-16 in their last 23 games vs. a left-handed starter.
Cardinals are 20-7 in Martinezs last 27 road starts.
Free Pick Conclusion
I’m going with the Colorado Rockies over the Cardinals in this one. The Cardinals might be the better team overall but they have really been struggling with the bats of late while the Rockies have been just the opposite and crushing the ball over the last week or so.
Free Pick: Colorado Rockies +100 at RealBet.eu