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Rockies at Cardinals - 5/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (19-18) at St. Louis Cardinals (20-18)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

C Rusin (1-1) (4.85) vs. J Garcia (3-2) (2.58)

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

TV: RTRM/FSMW

The Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals begin a three-game series Tuesday night.

The Colorado Rockies look to build on their solid four-game winning streak. The Rockies have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Colorado Rockies offense has been consistent all year, and they’ve won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Gerardo Parra leads Colorado with 46 hits, Nolan Arenado has 32 RBI and Trevor Story has 11 home runs. Chris Rusin gets the nod, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.85 ERA and 21 strikeouts this season. Rusin is 1-0 with a 3.94 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

Rockies at Cardinals - 5/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The St. Louis Cardinals look for another win after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Cardinals have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The St. Louis Cardinals have an ERA of 3.85 and have lost seven of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 47 hits, Matt Carpenter has 26 RBI and Aledmys Diaz has six home runs. Jaime Garcia takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 2.58 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Garcia is 0-3 with a 8.76 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 5-16 in their last 21 vs. National League Central and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Cardinals are 3-8 in their last 11 games following an off day and 14-6 in Garcias last 20 starts. The Rockies are 10-26 in the last 36 meetings in St. Louis and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings overall.

The Rockies are finally starting to string some wins together, but now they have to go on the road and play a very consistent Cards team that's tough to beat at home. In what should be a good game, I like St. Louis to pull this one out. 

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