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Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Colorado Rockies pay a visit to Busch Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between Carlos Martinez for the St. Louis Cardinals (11-4 on the year) and Chris Rusin for Colorado Rockies (3-4 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup found them as -226 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.9-3.8 victory for the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

St. Louis (64-37) will face the 43-56 Rockies in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Colorado injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 7 and the Colorado Rockies at No. 25 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis Cardinals No. 20-rated offense, averaging 3.93 runs per game, against a Colorado Rockies defense that ranks No. 30 at 5.14 in runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have averaged 8.62 hits per game so far, less than Colorado Rockies batters have averaged on the year (9.34 hits per game).

Defensively, Colorado features the No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.58 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 at home, scoring 3.69 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

J Lester fanned 14 Colorado batters in the team's last outing, leading the Cubs to a 3-2 victory over the Rockies at Wrigley Field.

A DeSclafani shut down the Cardinals in their last game, striking out 3 in a 1-0 shutout over St. Louis in baseball action at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games on the road
  • Colorado is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at St. Louis, Friday, July 31st