Jhoulys Chacin vs Adam Wainwright matchup featured in MLB action
Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
Colorado pays a visit to St. Louis on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Cardinals bats in baseball action at Busch Stadium.
Jhoulys Chacin gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rockies on this day; he's 3-1 on the season. The Cardinals, meanwhile, will counter with Adam Wainwright, who will be looking to improve on his 4-2 mark.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 1-ranked Cardinals and the National League No. 4-rated Rockies in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Rockies offense rated No. 1 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rockies hitters have managed (9.4 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the National League's No. 7 mark in runs allowed.
The Rockies were a 3-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -167 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rockies were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the St. Louis staff and losing 3-0 to the Cardinals on Friday at Busch Stadium.
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 8-2
A few Rockies at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Colorado's last 13 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Colorado's last 12 games when playing St. Louis
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of St. Louis' last 13 games when playing at home against Colorado
St. Louis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado
Colorado at St. Louis, Sunday, May 12