Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

There does appear to be a chance of rain in St. Louis on Saturday, where the Rockies and Cardinals are set to face off at 4:15 PM ET. The over/under line is at 8.5 runs, and the Cardinals are favored on the money line (-185). The Rockies have a money line payout of +156, and they are starting Ryan Feltner. Kyle Gibson is on the mound for the Cardinals.

BSMW will be televising this NL matchup, and the Rockies are 5th in the NL West with a record of 22-41. The Cardinals are 2nd in the NL Central and are looking to gain ground on the Cubs, who are 33-27.

Colorado vs. St. Louis Matchup At A Glance

  • Teams: Rockies at Cardinals
  • Where: Busch Stadium St. Louis
  • Date: Saturday, June 8th
  • Betting Odds STL -185 | COL +156 O/U 8.5

Rockies vs Cardinals Last Game Recap

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, while the Rockies scored four of their five runs in the 4th. Heading into the game, the Cardinals were favored at -184 on the money line.

Lance Lynn only went four innings for the Cardinals but gave up just two hits and two earned runs. JoJo Romero got the win out of the bullpen, and Ryan Helsley got the save. Matt Carasiti took the loss for Colorado, giving up four earned runs in five innings of work.

Dylan Carlson, Paul Goldschmidt, Brendan Donovan, and Ivan Herrera each had two hits and drove in two runs for the Cardinals' offense. Alec Burleson also had a two-hit game and scored a run. For the Rockies, Michael Toglia went 2/4 with three RBIs.

Rockies Preview

Colorado's overall series record this season is 4-15-1, and they trail the Dodgers by 17 games in the NL West. As underdogs, the Rockies have a 22-41 record and they have yet to be favored in a game. Their run line record is 32-31, with an average run differential of -1.6 runs per game.

When the over/under line is set at 9 runs, the over has hit in 32 of Colorado's 62 games this season, giving them a 32-30 O/U record. The Rockies' games have averaged 9.7 runs per game, and 55.6% of their games have had over/under lines higher than 8.5 runs.

Ryan Feltner 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 1-5 with an ERA of 6.22. Feltner's WHIP for the season is currently 1.55. In his last outing, he took the loss, giving up eight earned runs in 4 1/3 innings of work. Looking back over his last four outings, Feltner has allowed at least two homers in three of them. Per nine innings, he is averaging 2.54 walks compared to 7.35 strikeouts.

Colorado comes into the game with a team batting average of .245, which is 10th in the league. However, they are just 21st in runs per game at 4.1. The Rockies have been a better offensive team at home, averaging 4.5 runs per game, which is 9th in the league. Currently, they are near the bottom of the league in home runs and have the 25th worst strikeout rate in the league.

Ezequiel Tovar and Ryan McMahon have been the Rockies' top power threats this season, with Tovar having eight homers and McMahon at 10. McMahon also leads the team with 34 RBIs. Over his last 10 games, Brendan Rodgers is hitting .324 with two homers and eight RBIs.

Cardinals Preview

St. Louis is currently tied with the Cubs for 2nd place in the NL Central, 6.5 games behind the Brewers. The Cardinals have an overall record of 30-32 and have gone 5-7 in divisional matchups this year. They have dropped two straight series and are 5-5 in their last 10 games.

When the Cardinals have been the underdog, they have a 19-14 run line record, but as the favorite, they are 11-18. For the season, the over has hit in 14 of 21 games with the total set at 8.5 runs, giving them an over/under record of 27-32. Today's over/under line is 8.5 runs, which is slightly below the combined run average of 8.6 for these teams.

Kyle Gibson gets the start for the Cardinals today and will be looking to build off his last outing, where he finished with a no-decision. Against the Astros, he went 5 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs, and one homer. Looking back further, Gibson has made 12 starts and six of them have been quality starts. His ERA for the season is 3.69, along with a record of 4-2. So far, he has been much better on the road, with an ERA of 3.29 compared to 4.0 at home.

St. Louis comes into the game with the league's worst offense, averaging just 3.9 runs per game. This number is even worse on the road, where they are averaging only 3.8 runs per contest. The Cardinals have been a little better at home, putting up 4.1 runs per game. As a team, they are batting .235, which is 15th in the league, and have the 13th most home runs in the league.

Cardinals 2nd baseman Nolan Gorman has been one of the league's top power hitters this season, as his 14 home runs are the most in the league. He is also batting .232. Gorman has been hot of late, going 9/26 with four homers in his last seven games. Alec Burleson is also near the top of the league in home runs, as his eight homers are the 2nd most in the league. He is batting .278 for the season.

Rockies vs. Cardinals Prediction: Over 8.5 Runs -108

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, meaning you could also look to take the Cardinals on the money line, but the payout isn't great at -185.

Looking at the starting pitchers, we have Ryan Feltner finishing with five strikeouts compared to Kyle Gibson with four. However, our projections have Gibson finishing with better numbers in terms of hits and runs allowed.

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