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MLB Game Preview - Rockies underdogs vs Cardinals at Colorado

St. Louis Cardinals

Colorado Rockies
87-63 September 17, 2013, 08:40 PM | Coors Field 69-82

The visiting Cardinals hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at Coors Field against the Colorado Rockies.

It's a pitching duel between Juan Nicasio for the Rockies (8-7 on the year) and Joe Kelly for St. Louis (8-4 so far).

View St. Louis Cardinals vs Colorado Rockies Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Rockies as 121 moneyline Underdog in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 10 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rockies rated this week at No. 27 and the Cardinals sitting at No. 14.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Rockies on September 16. Bettors who backed the Rockies at +145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Rockies, who beat them 6-2 on Monday behind a start from Collin McHugh at Coors Field.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 5 at 9.13 hits per game. That compares with Colorado’s No. 4 ranking in that category.

Defensively, St. Louis features the No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.95 runs per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 at home, scoring 5.3 runs per game.

A few Cardinals at Rockies trends to consider:
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games
Colorado is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Colorado, Wednesday, September 18th