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Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 9/12/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals at Colorado Rockies
Date & Time Thursday September 12, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Coors Field
Denver, Colorado
The Line
Colorado Rockies +130 / St. Louis Cardinals -150 O/U: 13
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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies will match up on the MLB diamond Thursday to finish their series.

The Rockies eked out a 2-1 victory in the Tuesday opener of this set. On Wednesday we had another tight battle, with a sixth-inning Ian Desmond homer being the difference as Colorado won again 2-1.

For the Thursday game, the Cardinals will send out Miles Mikolas in the start. In his 165.1 innings and 8-13 mark so far, Mikolas has a 4.25 ERA with 131 Ks and 29 BBs.

Over on the Rockies’ side, they’re going with Tim Melville on Thursday. Across 19.2 innings and a 2-1 mark this year, Melville has a 3.66 ERA with 19 Ks and nine walks.

The Cardinals are 6-1 in the last seven Thursday games and 5-1 in Mikolas’ last six Thursday starts. St. Louis is 13-5 in Mikolas’ last 18 starts in game three of a series and 3-8 in his last 11 road starts.
Meanwhile, the Rockies are 1-4 in their last five Thursday games and 0-4 in their last four in game three of a series. The over is 11-1 in Colorado’s last 12 Thursday games and the under is 8-3-1 in their last 12 in game three of a series.

Mikolas has been solid over his last three starts. In that stretch, he’s given up five earned in a span of 17.0 innings but has only been able to post one win. He’s also just 1-3 in his last eight starts.

As for Melville, he’s got one bad start over his last four but otherwise has been pretty darn good. I’m going with Colorado in another close one here.

Colorado Rockies +130

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