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Colorado Rockies visit St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

Busch Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and the visiting Colorado Rockies on Friday.

It's a pitching duel between Michael Wacha for the St. Louis Cardinals (11-4 on the year) and Kyle Kendrick for Colorado Rockies (4-11 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Colorado Rockies were 217 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.9-3.7 result in favor of 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

The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 65-37 heading into this matchup, while the Colorado Rockies sit at 43-57 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Colorado injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. Louis Cardinals rated this week at No. 11 and the Colorado Rockies sitting at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball's No. 19-rated offensive output, at 8.68 hits per game. The Colorado Rockies average 9.41 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the list.

Colorado brings the No. 30-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 1-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rockies were saddled with a loss last time out in C Rusin's start, as they lost 9-8 against St. Louis on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
  • Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games
  • St. Louis is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at St. Louis, Saturday, August 1st