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MLB Odds Preview: Rockies vs. Cardinals

The Sunday Night Baseball betting matchup this week has the St. Louis Cardinals closing out a home set versus the Colorado Rockies.

The Cardinals are trying to overtake the Brewers for first place in the NL Central division standings at the same time as they chase the Braves for the Wild Card berth in the National League.

View Colorado vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rockies were listed as +-165 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals sit at No. 6 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rockies sit at a National League No. 9 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Rockies defense that ranks No. 14 in the National League at 4.5 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.2 hits per game so far, more than Rockies batters have averaged on the year (8.7 hits per game).

Colorado brings the National League's No. 14-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals' league No. 9-ranked defense.

The Rockies were a 6-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +160 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rockies grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jaime Garcia and the Cardinals 6-1 on Saturday at Busch Stadium.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

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


A few Rockies at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
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 8 of Colorado's last 10 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home

Next up:
Colorado home to Florida, Monday, August 15
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Monday, August 15

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