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Kyle Lohse out to silence Rockies bats in MLB contest

Colorado RockiesSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 12, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

55-64TEAM RECORD63-55

St. Louis will look to improve on its 63-55 record when take on Colorado, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Friday.

For the Cardinals, Kyle Lohse gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rockies hitters off the base paths. He'll face Aaron Cook, 2-6 on the year.

View Colorado vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
St. Louis opened as -160 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 9.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 6 (Cardinals) and the No. 9 (Rockies) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Rockies offense rated No. 5 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rockies hitters have managed (8.8 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Colorado was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Reds. They lost as +124 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Rockies endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Reds on Thursday, with Jhoulys Chacin throwing 8 innings of 6-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

The Cardinals were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Yovani Gallardo and the Brewers 5-2 on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Rockies at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 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 6 of Colorado's last 8 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Colorado
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at St. Louis, Saturday, August 13

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