Rockies vs. Cardinals Prediction
The Colorado Rockies got some revenge from blowing a four-run lead the day before as they evened their series last night at the St. Louis Cardinals. Will Colorado get the upper hand with another victory as the series resumes today?
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Busch Stadium at 8:15PM ET
TV: FS-M (STL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rockies are a +120 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 75 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Colorado. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Blackmon, Gonzalez guide Rockies to win
Charlie Blackmon finished last night's 6-3 win at the Cardinals with only one hit in five at-bats, but he made the most of it with a 2-run homer. Ian Desmond ended the night 1-for-4 with a walk and a run. Carlos Gonzalez was 2-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBIs. Trevor Story finished 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Gerardo Parra went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Ryan McMahon walked twice in four plate appearances and scored a run. Jon Gray picked up the win as he allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks over 7 1/3 innings. Wade Davis threw a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout for his 31st save.
Carpenter back hitting HRs
Matt Carpenter slowed down his torrid home run pace from earlier this month, but returned to the long ball column last night as he hit a solo homer in the first inning and later added another RBI. The home run was his 26th of the season. Tyler O'Neill was 2-for-3 with a run. Jack Flaherty suffered the loss as he surrendered four earned runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over 5 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
Colorado is 17-35 in the last 52 meetings. The Rockies are 20-7 in their last 27 games.
The Cardinals are 1-8 in their last nine Wednesday games. St. Louis is 6-1 in its last seven games following a loss.
It's surprising St. Louis is this much of a favorite considering Weaver hasn't been able to right the ship this season, while Freeland has been very consistent. The Rockies are very close to two wins this series and at least have one win to show for their efforts. I like the visitors to get another one here and you might want to jump on this early because I imagine the line will tighten as the day progresses.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: COLORADO ROCKIES +120