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MLB Game Preview - Rockies underdogs vs Cardinals at St. Louis

Colorado RockiesSt. Louis Cardinals
July 5, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

31-50TEAM RECORD43-39

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Colorado duelling St. Louis on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

The match puts starter Christian Friedrich for the Rockies on the hill facing Lance Lynn for the Cardinals. Friedrich brings a 4-5 mark to the game, while Lynn is 10-4 to date on the season.

View Colorado vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Cardinals as -185 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 6-ranked Cardinals and the National League No. 9-rated Rockies in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 1-rated National League offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Rockies defense that ranks No. 16 in the National League at 5.7 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.6 hits per game so far, more than Rockies batters have averaged on the year (9.3 hits per game).

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's National League No. 16-rated defense.

Last time out for Colorado, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -200 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Colorado didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to St. Louis on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Washington are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Miami are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Rockies at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Colorado's last 11 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis' last 11 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Colorado
St. Louis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Colorado
St. Louis is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Washington, Friday, July 6
St. Louis home to Miami, Friday, July 6

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