St. Louis Cardinals (72-57) at Colorado Rockies (70-58)
|Date & Time||Saturday August 25, 2018, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Colorado Rockies -128 / St. Louis Cardinals +118 --- Over/Under: 11
The St. Louis Cardinals and Colorado Rockies meet Saturday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The St. Louis Cardinals look to keep the ball rolling after winning 14 of their last 16 games. The Cardinals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six straight 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. John Gant gets the ball, and he is 5-5 with a 3.76 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. This will be Gant’s first career game against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies look for a victory after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Rockies have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Colorado Rockies have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring at least four runs. Trevor Story leads the Rockies with 143 hits and 84 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 278 hits and 144 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 11-9 with a 4.42 ERA and 151 strikeouts this season. Marquez is 2-0 with a 2.53 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 5-0 in their last 5 Saturday games and 4-10 in Gants last 14 starts. The Rockies are 7-1 in their last 8 Saturday games, 22-8 in their last 30 home games and 7-2 in Marquezs last 9 starts. The Cardinals are 37-16 in the last 53 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
We're getting plus money with the hottest team in baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals, and while it's probably going to cool down at some point, you have to see value in this price. The Cards have been an offensive machine this month and have lost just four games since August 1. Gant has also allowed three or less runs in eight of his last nine games and has an allowed .216 batting average in 79 innings. At home this season, Marquez has an ERA of 6.42 and an allowed batting average of .319. Hard not to like the Cardinals and the plus money.