Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks 6/6/24

St. Louis Cardinals (29-31) vs Colorado Rockies (21-40)

Game Info: Thursday, June 6, 2024 at 7:45 pm (Busch Stadium)

Sonny Gray (7-3) (3.00) vs Cal Quantrill (4-4) (3.84)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -230 / Colorado Rockies +198 --- Over/Under: 7.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction for this MLB game on Thursday, June 6th at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. To formulate this prediction for game one in the series, we will examine:

  • The Rockies recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Cardinals recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Colorado
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving St. Louis
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Colorado and St. Louis
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Colorado and St. Louis

Rockies Trying to Snap Losing Streak 

The Colorado Rockies are 21-40 this season and they have lost five games in a row. Colorado is coming off of a series loss against the Reds, where they lost all three games by scores of 13-3, 4-1, and 12-7. Prior to that series, the Rockies lost two out of three against the Dodgers, won two out of three against the Guardians, and won two out of three against the Phillies. Despite the losing streak, Colorado is 13-12 in their last 25 games, but they have struggled on the road. 

The Colorado pitching staff has a 5.40 ERA, a 1.54 WHIP, and a .283 opponent batting average. The Rockies offense has scored 249 runs with a .246 batting average and a .307 on base percentage. Ryan McMahon is batting .278 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI’s for the Rockies this season. Colorado is last in the MLB in team ERA and they have allowed 29 runs in their last three games. 

Cardinals Staying in the NL Central Race 

The St. Louis Cardinals are 29-31 this year and they have lost four of their last six games. St. Louis is coming off of a series loss against the Astros, where they lost two out of three games. Prior to that series, the Cardinals lost two out of three against the Phillies, won two out of three against the Reds, and swept the Orioles in three games. St. Louis is 14-7 in their last 21 games and they are third in the NL Central. 

The St. Louis pitching staff has a 4.10 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a .251 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 234 runs with a .233 batting average and a .306 on base percentage. Alec Burleson is batting .275 with eight home runs and 23 RBI’s for the Cardinals this season. St. Louis is 27th in runs scored this year, but they have scored at least four runs in nine of their last twelve games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for Colorado is Cal Quantrill, who is 4-4 with a 3.84 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 68.0 innings pitched this season. Quantrill has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his last five starts, but did allow four earned runs and nine hits in his last start against the Dodgers. The projected starting pitcher for St. Louis is Sonny Gray, who is 7-3 with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP over 57.0 innings pitched this year. Gray has allowed at least four earned runs in three of his last five starts, but has only allowed one earned run in his last two home starts. 

Why the St. Louis Cardinals will win

The Rockies have lost 11 of their last 12 games against NL Central opponents.The Cardinals have won seven of their last eight home games.The Rockies have failed to cover the run line in each of their last five games.The Cardinals have covered the run line in four of their last five home games against NL West opponents that held a losing record.The Rockies have trailed after 3 innings in each of their last three night games.

Total Runs Facts

Six of the Cardinals' last seven games against National League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.Four of the Rockies' last five road games have gone UNDER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Cardinals' last five games at Busch Stadium.The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rockies' last four games.

Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction 

Colorado comes into this series on a losing streak and they are just 8-23 on the road this season, while St. Louis is 13-12 at home. The Rockies went on two hot streaks over the last month, but their pitching has been poor in recent outings. St. Louis has struggled to score runs all season, but they are starting to heat up and they face a bad Colorado pitching staff here. The Rockies are starting Cal Quantrill, who has been mostly good over the last month, but he did get roughed up last time out. I think Sonny Gray is the way better pitcher in this matchup and my Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction is for the Cardinals to win by at least two runs. 

David’s Pick Cardinals -1.5

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