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Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

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May 28, 8:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies Odds

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Coors Field hosts an MLB battle between the Colorado Rockies and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

The Rockies will rely on Juan Nicasio to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jamie Garcia will be his counterpart for the Cardinals. Juan Nicasio is 0-0 this season, and Jamie Garcia is 5-0.

View St Louis vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 120 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Rockies sit at No. 8 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at a National League No. 1 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado's National League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5 runs per game in the league. The Rockies have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (9.7 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Colorado has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 10-3 winner on the road against the Rockies. Bettors on St. Louis at +147 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis got the job done in their last match in a 10-3 victory over Colorado on Friday at Coors Field behind starter Jake Westbrook.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Rockies trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Colorado, Sunday, May 29

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