Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals Betting Pick

Colorado Rockies' Ryan McMahon follows the flight of his solo home run off Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Alex Young in the seventh inning of a baseball game.

On Thursday, the Colorado Rockies will start a four game series in St. Louis against the Cardinals. The Colorado Rockies are 21-40 on the season, which is last place in the National League West. Colorado has lost five straight games, including being swept at home by the Cincinnati Reds.

For St. Louis, they  are coming off a road win over Houston. The Cardinals are 29-31 on the season. That is third in the National League Central, as they trail both the Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs.

The St. Louis Cardinals are massive favorites in this game. The Cardinals are listed at -230 over Colorado. The total is 7.5 runs.

Pitching Matchup

Cal Quantrill will get the start for the Colorado Rockies. Quantril has been the Rockies best pitcher this season. He will make his 13th start, and is 4-4 on the season. He  comes into this game with an ERA of 3.84 on the season. Quantrill has struck out 50 batters in 68 innings.

Sonny Gray is going to get the start for the St. Louis Cardinals. Gray us 7-3 on the season with a .300 earned run average. Gray has thrown 57 innings this season, and struck out 77 batters, while walking 15. He has allowed 6 home runs in 10 starts.

The Colorado Rockies went four games and scored just five runs. Then, they scored 7 on Wednesday, but allowed 12. The Rockies have the worst record in the National League. Colorado is scoring 4 runs per game, and they are batting .245 as a team. The Rockies have 50 homeruns on the season.

The top offensive star for Colorado has been Ryan McMahon. He has clubbed 10 homeruns on the season. Ezequeil Tovar leads the team with 19 doubles, while Brendan Rodgers is next with 13 on the season.

Cardinals Finding Some Bats

Nolan Arenado is a former Colorado Rockies slugger, and is coming off a game where he hit a homerun against Houston. Arenado now has six on the season. The Cardinals top offensive star has been Nolan Gorman. He has slugged 14 homeruns on the season. Brendan Donovan is tops on the team with 14 doubles.

After a slow start, the Cardinals are now scoring right under 4 runs per game. That is still near the bottom of the league. St. Louis has now clubbed 59 homeruns on the season. Early in May, the Cardinals were at the bottom of baseball in homeruns hit.

St. Louis Starts Home Stand with Win

The Cardinals are going to win this game at home. St. Louis is playing better baseball, and will get a Colorado team that is really struggling. The Rockies are not pitching well, or hitting anything.

The Cardinals win this game, and they win by multiple runs. Our final bet for this game is the St. Louis Cardinals -1.5 (+110) over the Colorado Rockies. Enjoy the game and best of luck!

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