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St. Louis Cardinals host Colorado Rockies in baseball action

Colorado RockiesSt. Louis Cardinals
May 10, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between St. Louis and Colorado on Friday, with the host Cardinals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Shelby Miller in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-2 mark on the year. Colorado counters with Jon Garland, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

View Colorado vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as -180 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 1-rated Cardinals and the league No. 4-ranked Rockies, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 2-rated National League offense, averaging 4.7 runs per game, against a Rockies defense that ranks No. 7 in the National League at 4.2 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 8.7 hits per game so far, less than Rockies batters have averaged on the year (9.6 hits per game).

Defensively, Colorado features the National League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.4 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.2 runs per game.

Colorado was a 3-1 loser in its last match at home against the Yankees. They lost as -101 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Rockies endured a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Yankees on Thursday, with Jeff Francis throwing 4 innings of 4-hit ball at Coors Field.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -117 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cardinals enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Wednesday, with Jake Westbrook throwing 5 1/3 innings of 9-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

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

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Rockies at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Colorado's last 12 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado's last 11 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games
Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of St. Louis' last 12 games when playing at home against Colorado
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
St. Louis is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Colorado
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at St. Louis, Saturday, May 11