Cardinals vs. Rockies Saturday Pick
The St. Louis Cardinals won for the eighth time in their last 10 games on Friday night but will the Colorado Rockies rebound with a victory on Saturday? The playoff contenders will meet again at 8:10 p.m. ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 25, 2018
8:10 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 Rockies as a -140 favorite. As of this writing, 57% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Rockies to beat the Cardinals 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’ Gant allows two runs in loss to Brewers
John Gant yielded two runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings in a loss against the Brewers on Sunday. Gant recorded only one strikeout and also walked a pair of batters. A two-run double off the bat of Mike Moustakas accounted for the only damage against the right-hander, but the Cardinals offense failed to provide any run support to get him off the hook for the loss. The 26-year-old right-hander is 5-5 with a 3.76 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 66/33 K/BB ratio in 19 appearances (12 starts) this season. Despite his recent success, he’s not a recommended streaming option in his next start against the Rockies in Coors Field on Saturday.
Rockies’ Marquez fires seven solid innings of work vs. Braves
German Marquez allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings of work in a win over the Braves on Sunday. Marquez whiffed five batters and only issued one walk. He also hit a batter and threw a wild pitch. The 23-year-old righty gave up only one extra-base hit and needed just 93 pitches to fire seven stellar frames. He's allowed three runs or fewer in eight of nine starts since June 30. With the win, Marquez improves to 11-9 with a 4.42 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 151/48 K/BB ratio in 25 starts this year. He’ll face the Cardinals at home in his next start on Saturday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cardinals have won 11 of 12 on the road and are now 11-2 in their last 13 games following a win.
The Rockies are 10-3 in their last 13 games overall and 12-3 in their last 15 home games when facing a club with a winning road record.
The Cardinals are the hottest team in baseball but they’re just 4-10 in Gant’s last 14 starts and 3-8 in his last 11 outings when he faces an opponent with a winning record. Meanwhile, the Rockies have won seven of Marquez’s last nine starts and are 18-7 in their last 25 home games.
The Pick: Colorado Rockies -140