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St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction 6-8-24 Picks

Colorado Rockies (22-41) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (30-32)
June 8, 2024 4:15 pm EDT
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -190 / Colorado Rockies +160; Over/Under: +8.5
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In this article we will formulate a St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies prediction for this MLB game on Saturday, June 8th at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. Let’s take a look at the prediction for game three in the series. 

Cardinals Looking for Two in a Row 

The St. Louis Cardinals are 30-32 this season and they have lost three of their last five games. St. Louis lost the first game in this series on Thursday, but they bounced back with an 8-5 win on Friday night. Prior to this series, the Cardinals lost two out of three against the Astros, lost two out of three against the Phillies, and won two out of three against the Reds. St. Louis is 5-6 in their last 11 games and they are in a three-way tie for second in the NL Central. 

The St. Louis pitching staff has a 4.10 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a .250 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 244 runs with a .235 batting average and a .308 on base percentage. Nolan Gorman is batting .232 with 14 home runs and 32 RBI’s for the Cardinals this season. St. Louis is 18th in team ERA this year and they have allowed at least four runs in six of their last eight games. 

Rockies Continue to Lose on the Road

The Colorado Rockies are 22-41 this year and they have lost six of their last seven games. Colorado won game one in this series by a score of 3-2 on Friday night, which snapped their losing streak. Prior to this series, the Rockies were swept by the Reds, lost two out of three against the Dodgers, and won two out of three against the Guardians. Colorado is just 9-24 on the road so far this season and they are last in the NL West. 

The Colorado pitching staff has a 5.40 ERA, a 1.54 WHIP, and a .283 opponent batting average. The Rockies offense has scored 257 runs with a .245 batting average and a .307 on base percentage. Ryan McMahon is batting .272 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI’s for the Rockies this season. Colorado has the worst team ERA in the MLB this year and they have allowed 39 runs in their last five games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for St. Louis is Kyle Gibson, who is 4-2 with a 3.69 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP over 70.2 innings pitched this year. Gibson has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his last five starts, but did allow five earned runs and eight hits against the Red Sox four starts ago. The projected starting pitcher for Colorado is Ryan Feltner, who is 1-5 with a 6.22 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP over 63.2 innings pitched this season. Feltner has allowed five earned runs or more in three of his last four outings and has allowed 13 earned runs and 18 hits over his last 8.2 innings of work. 

Why the St. Louis Cardinals will win

The Rockies have lost each of their last seven day games against NL Central opponents.
The Cardinals have won nine of their last 10 home games against the Rockies following a home win.
The Rockies have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight games against National League opponents that held a losing record.
The favorites have covered the run line in six of the Rockies’ last seven games.

Total Runs Facts

Each of the Cardinals’ last four day games against National League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
Five of the Rockies’ last six road games against National League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.
The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Rockies’ last seven day games.

Matchup/League Facts

The St. Louis Cardinals rank T26th in the league for runs scored this season (244).
The St. Louis Cardinals rank 26th in the league for RBI’s this season (230).
The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for ERA this season (5.40).
The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for strikeouts this season (405).

St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies Prediction 

St. Louis was able to pick up the win in game two of this series on Friday night, and they are in a battle for second place in the NL Central with Cincinnati and Chicago. Colorado dropped another game on the road on Friday and while they have been decent at home recently, they have been awful on the road this season. The Rockies are turning to Feltner, who has been pretty bad this year. The Cardinals are going with Gibson, who has been better than Feltner, but has been inconsistent. Just as a general rule of thumb, fading the Rockies on the road is a must. My St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies prediction is for the Cardinals to win by at least two runs. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Cardinals -1.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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