Rockies vs. Cardinals Thursday Prediction
The Rockies and Cardinals will open a new series at Busch Stadium on Thursday night when the two teams meet at 7:45 p.m. ET. With German Marquez set to oppose Miles Mikolas in the pitching matchup, is the over a good value for bettors?
Game Snapshot & Odds
957 Colorado Rockies (+130) at 958 St. Louis Cardinals (-147); 8 runs
Thursday, August 22, 2019
7:45 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 67% of the betting tickets are on the Cardinals to beat the Rockies on the moneyline.
Colorado Rockies Fantasy Spin
Trevor Story went 1-for-4 with two runs scored, a walk and a stolen base on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. Story's steal is the 18th of the season for the shortstop on 24 attempts. The star infielder is now slashing .296/.362/.570 over 463 at-bats, and he's added 28 homers and 73 RBI. Another strong season for one of the best infield fantasy options in baseball
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Miles Mikolas wasn't at his best in Saturday's loss to the Reds, surrendering five runs on seven hits over his five innings of work. Mikolas punched out five and walked two on the night. The big blow against him came on a three-run blast off the bat of Aristides Aquino in the fifth inning. He also served up a solo shot to Nick Senzel in the opening inning. Mikolas will try to put this one behind him and improve upon his 4.30 ERA and 1.25 WHIP when he does battle against the Rockies at home on Thursday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rockies are just 17-39 in his last 56 games against the Cardinals and are 15-36 in their last 51 road games versus St. Louis.
The Cardinals are 14-6 in Mikolas’ last 20 home starts.
The over is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in the last five meetings at Busch Stadium. The over is also 4-0 in Marquez’s last four road starts and is 6-1 in his last seven outings overall. Meanwhile, the over is 5-2 in Mikolas’ last seven home starts when facing an opponent with a losing record.
The Pick: Rockies/Cardinals OVER 8