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Will Cards’ UNDER Trend Continue in Opener vs Rockies?

Rockies vs Cardinals Betting Odds

The St. Louis Cardinals are 6-1 SU and ATS over their last seven home games and they are -150 favorites in tonight’s game over the visiting Colorado Rockies, who are coming back at +135. A pair of righties in German Marquez and Miles Mikolas get the ball for this contest, with the total opening at 8.5 runs.

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Standout Stats

- St. Louis is 9-3 SU and 8-4 ATS over its last 12 games and is 6-1 SU and ATS through its last seven home games. The Cardinals sport a 36-24 record at Busch Stadium this season.

- Colorado is 5-9 SU and ATS over its last 14 contests and 2-7 SU and ATS over its last nine road games. The Rockies are just 25-40 on the road this year.

- The total has gone UNDER in five of the Rockies’ last 11 games with an average combined score of 11.45. Meanwhile, the total has gone UNDER in 12 of the Cardinals’ last 16 with an average combined score of 7.56.

- The Rockies are 17-10 through German Marquez’s 27 trips to the mound this season and he is 12-5 with a 4.71 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. Marquez has tossed 11 quality starts this year.

- He is averaging the lowest BB/9 rate of his career, while his K/9 and HR/9 rates are around his career averages.

- Opponents are hitting .254 against Marquez and of the contact against, 13.4 percent has been soft-hit and 36.8 percent has been hard-hit. The Cardinals rank 10th in hard-hit percentage vs RHP over the last 30 days.

- Marquez has a 3.52 ERA and a .206 opponent batting average over his 14 road outings this year. He is averaging lower K/9, BB/9 and HR/9 rates compared to his home appearances. He also has a lower soft-hit percentage and a higher hard-hit percentage on the road.

- The Cardinals are 12-13 behind Miles Mikolas this year and he is 7-13 with a 4.30 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Mikolas has hurled 13 quality starts.

- He is averaging the highest K/9 rate and the second-lowest BB/9 rate of his career.

- Opponents are hitting .274 against Mikolas and of the batted balls against, 16.8 percent have been soft-hit and 39.5 percent have been hard-hit. The Rockies rank 18th in hard-hit percentage vs RHP over the last 30 days.

- Mikolas has a 2.43 ERA and a .238 opponent batting average over his 12 trips to the mound at Busch Stadium this year. He is averaging lower K/9, BB/9 and HR/9 rates compared to his road outings. Lastly, he has a higher soft-hit percentage and a lower hard-hit percentage at home.

- The Cardinals are 54-45 against right-handed starters this year, ranking 21st in batting average and 14th in runs scored vs righties. Over the last 30 days, St. Louis sits 14th in runs scored and 19th in batting average vs RHP.

- The Rockies are 38-41 against right-handed starters this season and are 10th in runs scored and fifth in batting average vs RHP. More recently, Colorado is fifth in batting average and eighth in runs scored vs righties over the last 30 days.

My Best Bet for Colorado vs St. Louis

Rockies +1.5 (-150)

German Marquez has been strong on the road, limiting opponents to a measly .206 batting average, and the Rockies are 10-4 ATS behind him in those outings. Meanwhile, St. Louis has had some issues against right-handed pitchers this year, ranking in the bottom half of the majors in batting average and 14th in runs scored. Lastly, the Cards are 6-6 ATS over Miles Mikolas’ 12 home appearances.

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