Rockies vs Cardinals Prediction - MLB Picks 8/6/23

St. Louis Cardinals (49-63) vs Colorado Rockies (43-67)

Game Info: Sunday, August 6, 2023 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Zack Thompson (2-2) (4.76) vs Austin Gomber (8-8) (5.68)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -196 / Colorado Rockies +165 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The St. Louis Cardinals will host the Colorado Rockies for their series finale this Saturday from Busch Stadium. St. Louis responded and took game two by four, 6-2.

Rockies Preview & Projected Starter 

Colorado moved to 43-67 after falling to St. Louis. The Rockies are really good in game one, and after winning their seventh opening contest in.m eight tries, they’ll attempt to double down here. The Colorado offense is scoring 4.5 runs per game, while batting .256, with a .317 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.70 ERA, with a 1.43 WHIP. 

Austin Gomber (8-8, 5.68 ERA, 77 Ks) will get the call for Colorado. The fifth-year lefty put together his best outing of the season last week against Detroit, striking out seven in seven innings, while holding them to two runs to earn his sixth win of the season. That marks back-to-back victories for Gomber, who has been streaky throughout the first portion of the season, and he’ll aim to keep things going in a tough spot here in the Bay.  

Rockies Player Trends & Props

Ryan McMahon has produced a run in six of the last eight games,  and he leads Colorado in hits (102), home runs (18), and RBI (57). 

Elias Diaz has multiple hits in four of his last six appearances, and he’s posting splits behind the plate of .277/10/50.

Ezequiel Tovar collected a pair of hits in the game one victory, and he’s posting an identical line of .257/10/47.

Cardinals Preview & Projected Starter

St. Louis moved to 46-60 after falling to Chicago. The Cardinals have dropped seven of their last nine games, and the straight has possibly l served as the final nail in the coffin on their season. The St. Louis' offense is scoring 3.97 runs per game, while batting .258, with a .328 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.64 ERA, with a 1.49 WHIP. 

Zach Thompson (2-3, 4.76 ERA, 31 Ks) will start for St. Louis. The second-year reliever has been so-so in a bullpen/spot starter role this season, as he’s allowed two runs or more in four of his last eight spots. 

Cardinals Player Trends & Props

Nolan Arenado homered against his former squad last night,  and he’s St. Louis’ leader in RBI (79), with 23 home runs, while batting .283. 

Paul Goldschmidt produced a run for just the third time in the previous ten contests in the game one loss, but he leads the Cards in hits (116), with splits of .276/18/57. 

Wilson Contreras has reached base in nine of his last ten appearances, and he’s batting .247, with 40 RBI. 

Nolan Gorman one-upped his fellow Norman last night with a pair of homers to take the team-lead with 24, and he’s batted in 67 runs. 

Corey’s Free Pick

St. Louis came through for us yesterday, and I like barking back up their tree. The Cardinals aren’t a bad team, and they have a pretty solid lineup, they just haven’t been able to pitch well this season, and it’s really altered the outlook of their season. Just as Saturday was, Sunday should be good to the city of St. Louis as well. Back the Cards to take game three.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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