St. Louis Cardinals (71-57) at Colorado Rockies (70-57)
|Date & Time||Friday August 24, 2018, 8:40 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Colorado Rockies -108 / St. Louis Cardinals -102 --- Over/Under: 10.5
The St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies meet Friday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The St. Louis Cardinals look to keep the ball rolling after winning 13 of their last 15 games. The Cardinals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won 15 of their last 16 games when scoring more than one run. Marcell Ozuna leads the Cardinals with 133 hits and 69 RBI while Jose Martinez and Matt Carpenter have combined for 246 hits and 141 RBI. Miles Mikolas gets the ball, and he is 13-3 with a 2.80 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season. Mikolas is 0-0 with a 4.15 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Colorado Rockies have won nine straight games when scoring more than three runs. Trevor Story leads the Rockies with 142 hits and 84 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 274 hits and 141 RBI. Antonio Senzatela gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 4.47 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Senzatela is 1-1 with a 2.50 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series, 4-1 in Mikolas' last 5 road starts and 5-0 in Mikolas' last 5 starts. The Rockies are 9-1 in their last 10 Friday games, 21-8 in their last 29 home games and 8-2 in Senzatelas last 10 home starts. The Cardinals are 37-16 in the last 53 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams are on fire, so you can make a strong case for either side, especially with the line pretty much being a toss-up. Mikolas has been the better pitcher, but he has allowed three homers in his last 13 innings, and that's not good entering Coors. Senzatela has an ERA of 3.00 at home this season and has allowed four runs in his last 16.2 innings with 12 strikeouts. While the Cardinals had yesterday off, the Rockies got an even bigger confidence boost with a walkoff homer despite facing their last out. Wins like that can carry over for the next few games. I've been high on the Cards this month and we've cashed as some nice dogs, but for this game, I'll be on the Rockies.