Cardinals vs. Rockies Sunday Prediction
The St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies split the first two games of their pivotal weekend series. Will the rubber match on Sunday turn high-scoring for bettors when these two teams wrap things up at 3:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, August 26, 2018
3:10 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 -152 favorite. As of this writing, 53% 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’ Gomber goes five innings in no-decision vs. Dodgers
Austin Gomber went five innings and allowed two runs in a no decision against the Dodgers on Monday. Gomber was fortunate to only allow the two runs, as he gave up five hits and walked four. He was able to strike out four, and he made some key pitches to limit the damage. Control has been an issue for the left-hander all year with 33 walks in his 42 innings, but to his credit, they really haven’t affected the 24-year-old, as seen in his 2.68 ERA in that time frame. It’s a risky fantasy play -- particularly if you are in a WHIP battle in your league -- but it’s tough to argue with the results so far.
Rockies’ Anderson strikes out eight in loss to Padres
Tyler Anderson yielded four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Padres on Tuesday. Anderson surrendered 10 hits, including a two-run homer to Eric Hosmer in the first inning and a go-ahead solo shot to Austin Hedges in the sixth. The 28-year-old lefty generated a staggering 19 swinging strikes on 99 pitches and struck out eight batters over six-plus frames. He also did not walk a batter for the third time in 26 starts this year. Anderson possesses quality stuff, but he’s been routinely burned by the long-ball, serving up a National League-leading 26 taters this season. He’s 0-3 with a dismal 6.88 ERA in six starts since the All-Star break.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cardinals have won nine of their last 10 road games and are 10-1 in their last 11 games versus a left-handed starter.
The Rockies are 11-3 in their last 14 games overall and 13-3 in their last 16 games versus a left-handed starter.
The over cashed in five of the last seven meetings between these two teams and given this pitching matchup, I like today to wind up high-scoring as well. The over is 4-1-1 in Anderson’s last six starts, is 4-1 in his last five outings versus the National League Central and is 14-6 in the Cardinals’ last 20 games versus a left-handed starter. St. Louis is mostly right-handed in its lineup (especially with Kolten Wong potentially out following an injury on Saturday) so the Cards are set up to rack up some runs. Meanwhile, Gomber owns a 2.98 ERA but his FIP is 4.29 and his xFIP is 5.08, suggesting a major regression at some point.
The Pick: Cardinals/Rockies over 11.5