Cardinals vs. Rockies Thursday Pick
Two clubs with playoff aspirations in the National League will meet at Coors Field on Friday when the Rockies host the Cardinals. Will St. Louis stay red-hot with another victory over a postseason contender?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, August 24, 2018
8:40 p.m. ET, Coors Field
TV: STL (FSMW); COL (ATTR)
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Cardinals as a -110 favorite. As of this writing, 63% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cardinals to beat the Rockies on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Cardinals’ Mikolas holds Brewers to one run for 13th win
Miles Mikolas spun six innings of one-run ball in a 7-2 win over the Brewers on Saturday. Mikolas gave up a solo homer to Travis Shaw in the second inning, but he was able to hold the Brewers off the board the rest of the way. He gave up just five hits on the night while walking none and striking out seven. The 29-year-old has won five straight decisions and now sits at 13-3 with a 2.85 ERA across 25 starts. Only four pitchers in the NL have a better ERA. He’s been quite the find for St. Louis.
Rockies’ Senzatela allows two runs in five innings vs. Braves
Antonio Senzatela gave up two runs in five innings and did not factor into the decision against the Braves on Saturday. Nick Markakis lashed a two-run single off him in the third inning. He registered just one strikeout against two walks and five knocks in the contest. He was on the hook for a loss until the Rockies scored three times in the ninth to send the game into extras. The 23-year-old hurler is 4-3 on the season with a 4.47 ERA in six starts and 10 relief appearances.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cardinals are 10-1 in their last 11 road games after sweeping the Dodgers in L.A. earlier this week.
The Rockies have won six of their last seven games overall and are 22-8 in their last 30 home games.
The Cardinals are 37-16 in their last 53 games versus the Rockies and have been extremely profitable when Mikolas pitches. They’re 5-0 in his last five starts, are 4-1 in his last five road outings, and have won eight of his last 10 games coming off five days of rest. The Rockies, meanwhile, are just 2-6 in their last eight games versus National League Central opponents and are 1-4 in Senzatela’s last five starts versus the National League Central.
The Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -110