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Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 6/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (38-19) at Colorado Rockies (25-30)

MLB Baseball: Monday, June 8, 2015 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)

J Lackey (4-3) (2.93) vs. C Bettis (2-0) (2.70)

The Line: Colorado Rockies +133 / St. Louis Cardinals -143 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Midwest, ROOT-Rocky Mountain

The Colorado Rockies and the St. Louis Cardinals face off on Monday at Coors Field in game one of their MLB series.

The Colorado Rockies have struggled for the better part of the season but they have been playing well enough of late to remain relevant in the National League West race. The Rockies are 6-4 in their last 10 games, 11-17 at home, and they are six games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. As a team the Rockies are hitting .275 with D.J. LeMahieu hitting .335, Troy Tulowitzki hitting .306, and Nolan Arenado hitting .277. The Rockies pitching staff has an ERA of 4.83 with the starters at 4.89 and the bullpen at 4.74. For game one against the Cardinals the Rockies start David Hale who has allowed 15 hits and six earned runs while striking out seven over 12.2 innings for a 1-0 record and a 4.97 ERA.

Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 6/8/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The St. Louis Cardinals continue the lead the National League Central and they are also keeping their distance from the chasers. The Cardinals are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 16-12 on the road, and they are 6.5 games against of the second place Pirates in the NL Central. As a team the Pirates are hitting .254 with Andrew McCutchen hitting .287, Josh Harrison hitting .265, and Gregory Polanco hitting .264. For game one against the Rockies the Cardinals start John Lackey who has allowed 66 hits and 23 earned runs while striking out 52 over 70.2 innings for a 4-3 record and a 2.93 ERA.

Colorado is 10-4 in their last 14 games, 9-3 in their last 12 games against a right-handed starter, and 6-15 in their last 21 Monday games. St. Louis is 7-1 as a road favorite, 37-17 in their last 54 games, and 1-8 in Lackey’s last nine road starts. St. Louis is 22-8 in their last 30 games against Colorado.

This game is a tough call as travelling teams following a Sunday Night game generally don’t fare well so my play here is just a lean but I will take the Rockies.

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Colorado Rockies +133

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