St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies - 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 Bettis (3-2) (4.56) vs. J Garcia (3-2) (2.58)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -176 / Colorado Rockies +166 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies look to chalk up another road victory as they head into Busch Stadium on Tuesday to battle the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Rockies look to find their 12th road victory of the season on Tuesday night as they head into St. Louis to battle Jaime Garcia and the Cardinals and will need their heavy bats to be out in full force if they’re going to get it done with Chad Bettis on the mound. Colorado is a game above the .500 mark and are surprising some people in the National League West as many expected they would be league doormats this season but thanks to the pop they have at the plate and the emergence of Trevor Story as a rookie phenom they are putting some pieces together and could very well challenge some of the big dogs in the division race. Bettis is 3-2 with a 4.56 ERA this season and he will take on Jaime Garcia who is 3-2 with a 2.58 mark that gives the Cards the edge on the bump in this one.
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St. Louis continue to be a model franchise in the MLB as they consistently find ways to be relevant in a league that has just recently started to send 10 out of 30 teams to the playoffs which is easily the least among the four majors. The Cards have a nice lineup once again this season but on paper they are considered also rans to the Cubs and Pirates in the division but that will suit them just fine as they thrive when they aren’t given a chance and with a pretty solid rotation and a group of guys with plenty of playoff experience they should be right in the mix until the final pitch of the regular season.
The Rockies are 4-0 in their last four overall, 16-35 in their last 51 Tuesday games, and 2-8 in their last 10 when their opponent scores five or more runs in their previous game, while the Cards are 7-1 in their last eight after allowing two runs or less in their previous outing, 8-2 in Garcia’s last 10 starts in which he has five days rest, and 14-6 in his last 20 starts overall. Colorado is starting to heat up and that is trouble for other teams as they have the power at the plate to compete with the leagues best but the trends don't look favourable here as the Cards are lights out with Garcia on the mound of late and that continues here.