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St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction 6-6-24 Picks

Colorado Rockies (21-40) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (29-31)
June 6, 2024 7:45 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -220 / Colorado Rockies +198; Over/Under: +7.5
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In this article, we will formulate a St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies prediction for this MLB game on Thursday, June 6th at Busch Stadium.

Rockies Pitching Struggled 

The Rockies faced off against the Reds on Wednesday and it was an awful game. The Rockies scored seven runs but the pitching gave up 12. Elias Diaz hit a home run and drove in three RBIs. The Rockies are averaging 4.03 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.56 runs per game. The offense is ranked 21st in the league while the pitching is 30th. They do have the 29th worst run differential in baseball. Ryan McMahon has hit 10 home runs and driven in 34 RBIs. Elias Diaz has hit four home runs and driven in four home runs and driven in 24 RBIs. 

Why Rockies Will Win

  • The Cardinals have lost each of their last four games as favorites against NL West opponents following a win.
  • The Rockies have won five of their last six Thursday games as underdogs against NL Central opponents.
  • The Cardinals have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight night games following a road win.
  • The Rockies have covered the run line in each of their last four road games against NL Central opponents following a home loss.
  • The Cardinals have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last four games as favorites against NL West opponents.
  • The Rockies have won the first inning in each of their last four road games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Cardinals have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last four games as favorites against NL West opponents.

Cardinals Looks to Build on Last Game

The Cardinals look to build on Thursday’s game after they were able to secure the 4-2 victory. Miles Mikolas had a strong game going six innings giving up five hits and two runs. The Cardinals are averaging 3.89 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.69 runs per game. The offense is ranked 266th in the league while the pitching is ranked 22nd. They have a batting average of .234 which is 20th in the league. Nolan Gorman has hit 14 home runs and driven in 31 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Cardinals will be Sonny Gray who sits with a 7-3 record and an ERA of 3.00. In his last against the Philadelphia Phillies, he went five innings, giving up four hits and four runs. In this game, Gray is going to need to have a huge game. If Gray struggles, this could be a long game. The Cardinals will face the Pirates following this series.

Why Cardinals Will Win

  • The Rockies have lost 13 of their last 14 road games against National League opponents following a loss.
  • The Cardinals have won seven of their last eight games at Busch Stadium.
  • The Rockies have failed to cover the run line each of their last six games against National League opponents that held a losing record.
  • The favorites have covered the run line in each of the Rockies’ last five games.
  • The Rockies have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five night games against National League opponents that held a losing record.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction

Gray wasn’t as good in his last start but he’s going to bounce back here. The Rockies offense has been a major issue all season and they are going to really struggle again here. The Rockies offense is not going to be taking many quality at bats here and Sonny Gray is going to dominate here. The Cardinals will give him some run support and that is going to be the difference here. Back the Cardinals on the run line. 

 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Cardinals -1.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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