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Cardinals vs. Rockies - 5/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (20-19) at St. Louis Cardinals (21-19)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Jon Gray (1-1) (4.71) vs. M Wacha (2-4) (3.23)

The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -159 / Colorado Rockies +149 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: RTRM/FSMW

The Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals play a rubber game early Thursday night.

The Colorado Rockies look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Rockies have allowed six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Colorado Rockies have an ERA of 4.84 and are 13-3 this season when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Nolan Arenado leads Colorado with 47 hits, Trevor Story has 28 RBI and Carlos Gonzalez has five home runs. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.71 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. This will be Gray’s first career game against the Cardinals.

Cardinals vs. Rockies - 5/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The St. Louis Cardinals look for consistency after splitting their last 19 games. The Cardinals have allowed five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 14 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have an ERA of 3.83 and have won five of their last six when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 50 hits, Matt Carpenter has 26 RBI and Aledmys Diaz has six home runs. Michael Wacha takes the hill, and he’s 2-4 with a 3.23 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Wacha is 1-1 with a 3.93 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 3-11 in Grays last 14 starts. The Cardinals are 9-2 in their last 11 during game 3 of a series and 0-4 in Wachas last 4 starts. The Rockies are 5-17 in the last 22 meetings in St. Louis and 12-26 in the last 38 meetings overall.

We know the Rockies can put runs on the board with ease, but their pitching staff has been solid the last three games or so. If Colorado can continue to get outs, this is a scary baseball team. So, based on value, I'm going to back the Rockies to get the victory here. 

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Colorado Rockies +149

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