Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals - 8/16/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (63-51) vs Colorado Rockies (51-66)

Game Info: Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 7:45 pm (Busch Stadium)

Jose Quintana (4-5) (3.21) vs Kyle Freeland (7-8) (4.84)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -213 / Colorado Rockies +155 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Busch Stadium. 

The Rockies come into this game with a 51-66 record overall and they are coming off two straight losses to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Rockies offense has been fine, but the pitching staff has really let them down. The Rockies are giving up 5.39 runs per game which is 29th in the league. C.J. Cron has been the top player for the Rockies hitting 23 home runs and driving in 80 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Cardinals who sit with a 63-51 record overall and they hare coming off a series win over the Milwaukee Brewers. During the two wins, the Cardinals only gave up four runs total, and they need the pitching to continue to be strong. The Cardinals are averaging 4.7 runs per game which is 6th best in the league. Paul Goldschmidt has hit 28 home runs and driven in 89 RBIs. 

On the mound for the Rockies is Kyle Freeland who sits with a 7-8 record and an ERA of 4.84. In his last start against the Cardinals, he went 4.1 innings giving up 10 hits and six runs. 

On the mound for the Cardinals will be Jose Quintana who sits with a 4-5 record and an ERA of 3.37. In his last start against the Rockies, he went six innings giving up seven hits and two runs. 

The Rockies are 5-0 in Freeland’s last five Tuesday starts. The Cardinals are 1-4 in their last five games against the National League West. The under is 3-0-1 in Freeland’s last four Tuesday starts. The over is 3-0-1 in Freeland’s last four starts during Game 1 of a series. 

Quintana is coming off another strong start, and I expect he is going to lockdown the Rockies in this game. Freeland is coming off a start where he gave up six runs, and this game is going to get out of hand early. The Cardinals are going to run up the score, and they will win this game on the run line.

Shane’s Pick Cardinals -1.5

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