Colorado Rockies at St. Louis Cardinals - 8/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (64-51) vs Colorado Rockies (51-67)

Game Info: Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 1:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Adam Wainwright (8-8) (3.27) vs Antonio Senzatela (3-6) (4.67)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -233 / Colorado Rockies +165 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Rockies and St. Louis Cardinals face off on Thursday in an MLB showdown at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals have won the first two games played between the two teams. 

The Rockies sit with a 51-68 record overall and although the pitching hasn’t been awful this series the offense hasn’t scored enough and that has led to the losses. On Wednesday the Rockies were able to score one run. Overall the weakness of this team has been the pitching and they are giving up 5.39 runs per game. C.J. Cron has hit 23 home runs and driven in 80 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Cardinals who sit with a 66-51 record overall and they have won three games in a row. In each of the last three games, the pitching has been good and they need to continue that here. Overall the pitching is giving up only 4.01 runs per game which is 9th in the league. Paul Goldschmidt has hit 29 home runs and driven 92 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Rockies is Antonio Senzatela who sits with a 3-6 record and an ERA of 4.67. In his last start against the Arizona Diamondbacks, he went six innings giving up five hits and three runs. 

On the mound for the Cardinals is Adam Wainwright who sits with an 8-8 record and an ERA of 3.27. In his last start against the Brewers, he went nine innings giving up three hits and one run. 

The Rockies are 4-0 in Senzatela’s last four Thursday starts. The over is 6-1 in the Rockies last seven games against a team with a winning record. The over is 4-1 in the Cardinals last five games against the National League West. 

The Cardinals have gotten good pitching heading into this game and it’s going to be no different in this game. Wainwright sits with an ERA of 3.27 and in his last start he gave up one run. The Rockies bats are going to struggle here, and that will be the difference as St Louis gets the job done. Back the Cardinals on the run line. 

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Shane’s Pick Cardinals -1.5

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