Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks 6/8/24

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

Game Info: Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 4:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Kyle Gibson (4-2) (3.69) vs Ryan Feltner (1-5) (6.22)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -167 / Colorado Rockies +141 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Rockies and the St. Louis Cardinals meet Saturday in MLB action from Busch Stadium. Here’s a Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction. This will be the third installment in a four-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The Colorado Rockies recent form and player performance

• The St. Louis Cardinals recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Colorado Rockies

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the St. Louis Cardinals

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Rockies and Cardinals

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Rockies vs Cardinals game

Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

The Rockies played the Cincinnati Reds in their last series and things didn’t go very well. Colorado lost all three of those matchups 13-3, 4-1 and 12-7. After a 3-2 win over the Cardinals in the opener, on Friday the Rockies came back from a 4-0 deficit but couldn’t pull off the comeback in an 8-5 loss. Starter Austin Gomber finished with 5.0 innings, four earned, six hits and a walk.

In the starter role for Colorado on Saturday it’ll be Ryan Feltner. This year Feltner is 1-5 with a 6.22 ERA in 12 starts. He’s got 52 Ks in 63.2 innings. Feltner is 7-19 with a 6.11 career ERA in 44 games (43 starts).

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

Over on the Cardinals’ side, they took on the Houston Astros in their last series. St. Louis lost 7-4 and 8-5 in the first two games of that set but staved off the sweep with a 4-2 win on Wednesday. In Friday’s matchup the Cards had 12 hits in the victory. Lance Lynn put up 4.0 innings in the start with four earned on six hits and two walks.

Kyle Gibson will take the mound for the Cardinals on Saturday. So far this year Gibson is 4-2 with a 3.69 ERA and 60 Ks in 70.2 innings over 12 starts. Gibson is 108-102 with a 4.51 ERA in 312 career games (306 starts).

Rockies vs Cardinals Injury Notes

Rockies RF Sean Bouchard (ankle) hit the 10-day Injured List Thursday. RP Justin Lawrence (shoulder) is throwing bullpen sessions during this current road trip.

Cardinals RP Giovanny Gallegos (shoulder) is set for another rehab outing with Triple-A Memphis on Sunday.

Total Runs Facts

  • Six of the Cardinals' last seven day 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 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rockies' last five day games against National League opponents.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Kyle Gibson has recorded a win in six of his seven previous appearances with his team as a home favorite against NL West opponents .
  • Kyle Gibson has recorded six or more strikeouts in three of his last four appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Alec Burleson has recorded at least one Single in each of the Cardinals' last 11 games at Busch Stadium.
  • Brendan Donovan has recorded at least one total base in each of the Cardinals' last eight home games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Paul Goldschmidt has recorded at least one hit in each of the Cardinals' last 13 games as favorites against the Rockies.
  • Lars Nootbaar has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last three home appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded a Double in four of his last five appearances in day games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Lars Nootbaar has hit a home run in two of his last three home appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Willson Contreras has scored at least one run in each of his last seven home appearances.
  • Nolan Gorman ranks T10th in the league in Home Runs (14) this season.

Colorado Rockies Player Prop Facts

  • Ryan McMahon has hit a home run in three of the Rockies' last nine games as road underdogs.
  • Elias Diaz has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances in day games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Elias Diaz has recorded two or more total bases in each of his last four appearances in day games against NL teams that held a losing record.
  • Ryan McMahon has scored a run in eight of the Rockies' last nine road games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Charlie Blackmon has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 10 appearances with the Rockies as underdogs against the Cardinals.
  • Charlie Blackmon has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances against the Cardinals.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank 26th in the league for steals this season (31).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank T24th in the league for triples this season (6).
  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for opponent batting average this season (.283).
  • The Colorado Rockies rank 30th in the league for hits allowed this season (617).

Colorado Rockies vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

I’ll lean toward the Cardinals, but I’m probably staying away. Gibson hasn’t been too bad over his last three starts. In that time he’s got four earned runs in 15.2 combined innings on 12 hits and five walks. As for Feltner, he’s struggled lately with 13 earned runs over his last 8.2 combined frames.

On Friday the Cardinals had a pretty wild ride with a couple of very big innings. St. Louis got a nice effort out of the bullpen with 5.0 innings, four hits, one earned, one walk and eight Ks. The Cardinals have four or more runs in five of their last six games and I like them to keep it up on Saturday.

Andrew’s Pick St. Louis Cardinals -167

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