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Moneyline Favors St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Battle with Colorado Rockies

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Colorado Rockies invade Busch Stadium on Thursday.

Michael Wacha will take the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals, and he'll carry a 2-4 record into the contest. Jon Gray gets the ball for the Colorado Rockies; he's 1-1 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The St. Louis Cardinals were listed as -159 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rockies to win this game 4.4-4.2. 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

21-19 St. Louis battles the Rockies, currently with a 20-19 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Colorado injuries news.

The St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies odds would favor the Cardinals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Colorado is at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the St. Louis Cardinals No. 3-ranked scoring average of 5.38 runs per game, against a Colorado Rockies offense rated No. 4 and scoring 5 runs per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.32 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rockies hitters have managed (9.54 per nine innings).

Colorado brings the No. 27-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 14-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rockies were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the St. Louis staff and losing 2-0 to the Cardinals on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 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 St. Louis's last 6 games at home
  • St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Colorado
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing Colorado
  • St. Louis is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Pittsburgh, Friday, May 20th
St. Louis home to Arizona, Friday, May 20th