In our MLB predictions for Tuesday, August 16, we bring you the best Rockies vs Cardinals betting pick and odds. Colorado and St. Louis start a three-game series at Busch Stadium, and the Cardinals are listed as firm home favorites to beat the Rockies. Last week, these two National League foes met each other at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, and the Rockies outlasted the Cardinals in a three-game set.
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Rockies vs Cardinals Betting Pick
This game will be played at Busch Stadium at 7:45 PM ET on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.
Why Bet The Cardinals:
✅ Kyle Freeland will get the nod for the Rockies, and the 29-year-old left-hander is 7-8 with a troublesome 4.84 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 22 starts (124.2 innings pitched) this season. Freeland was charged for a loss in a 9-5 defeat to the Cardinals this past Wednesday, allowing six earned runs on ten hits across 4.1 innings of work. In seven starts and 39 frames of work since the start of July, Freeland has registered a pedestrian 6.00 ERA while surrendering a .822 OPS and .342 BABIP to his opponents.
✅ The Cardinals are 25-for-81 with eight doubles and 11 RBIs against Kyle Freeland. St. Louis holds an excellent .266/.343/.451 slash line and 122 OPS+ against the left-handed pitchers in 2022, and the Cards are hitting a terrific .268/.346/.500 with 21 home runs across 392 at-bats in August.
✅ The Rockies have gone 3-9 on the road since the All-Star break. Their offense has a sturdy 123 OPS+ at Coors Field and a poor 88 OPS+ away from home in 2022.
The 51-66 Rockies are coming off a 7-4 defeat to the Arizona Diamondbacks this past Sunday. Colorado wrapped up a six-game homestand with its second straight loss, so the Rockies remained bottom of the NL West, trailing the final wild-card spot in the National League by 13.5 games.
The Rockies are slashing a solid .280/.331/.425 in August, but their pitching staff has recorded a miserable 5.98 ERA, 1.61 WHIP, and .299 opposing batting average. Colorado’s bullpen owns a 5.84 ERA and 4.82 FIP through 44.2 innings pitched in August.
St. Louis Cardinals
The 63-51 Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 this past Sunday to clinch a three-game home set. They also surpassed the Brew Crew in the race for the NL Central, holding the top spot a game and a half ahead of Milwaukee.
St. Louis has won ten of its previous 13 games overall even though its pitching staff has compiled an uninspiring 4.29 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and .262 opposing batting average across 107 innings in that stretch. Jose Quintana (4-5; 3.37 ERA) will get the ball Tuesday, and the 33-year-old southpaw earned a win in the aforementioned 9-5 victory at Coors Field. Quintana has been outstanding over his previous four starts, allowing just three runs on 16 hits across 24.2 frames of work.