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Cardinals vs. Rockies Betting Picks - Today's Free MLB Best Bets, Odds, Predictions (8/16)

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Welcome RotoBallers to our betting picks for the Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals, another article in our daily series of free MLB betting picks for every game on the schedule. This free MLB betting breakdown article is for Tuesday August 16th, 2022.

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Today's Betting Overview - Rockies vs. Cardinals

The Rockies take on the Cardinals on Tuesday, August 16th at Busch Stadium, St. Louis. RotoBaller provides free handicapping pick and odds for all MLB games throughout the 2022 season.

  • Matchup: Colorado Rockies (51-66) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (63-51)
  • Date: Tuesday August 16th, 2022
  • Time: 7:45 ET
  • Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis

 

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Colorado Rockies - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

The Colorado Rockies take on St. Louis, hoping to improve on their record of just 51-66, placing them 5th in the NL West division. Colorado has gone 18-36 in their games on the road. The Rockies will be looking to bounce back after falling to the Diamondbacks by a score of 7-4. So far, Colorado has won less than half of their series, going just 15-18-3.

Kyle Freeland gets the start for the Rockies with a below .500 record at 7-8. Freeland will be looking to bring down an ERA of 4.84. Kyle Freeland has had problems limiting base runners, made evident by a WHIP of 1.41. His batting average allowed of .280 compared to other pitchers. So far, Kyle Freeland has a SLG% allowed of .454, including giving up 13 home runs. For the season, he has picked up 90 strikeouts on a K rate of 16.0%.

On the season, Colorado boasts the 9th ranked scoring offense, averaging 4.55 runs per game. This includes posting a season long run differential of -99. The Rockies have enjoyed succses at the plate, as their team batting average of .263 ranks 1st. Per game, the team is averaging 9.05 hits. So far, the team is the 22nd-rated home run hitting team, averaging 0.90 per game. Throughout the season, Colorado's batters have been excellent at getting on base, posting the 4th best OBP of .326. On average, the team generates walks at a rate of 7.7%.

 

St. Louis Cardinals - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

The St. Louis Cardinals enter play ranked 1st in the NL Central division, with an overall record of 63-51. On the season, the Cardinals have an above .500 home record, going 37-21 at Busch Stadium. St. Louis is coming off a winning effort over the Brewers by a score of 6-3. Overall, the team has won over half of their 35 series played, going 17-10-8.

The Cardinals will send Jose Quintana to the mound with an overall record of 3-5. Through 20 outings, Quintana has an ERA sitting at 3.32. So far, Jose Quintana has put together a WHIP of 1.26. Across his previous outings, Quintana has a SLG% allowed of .368. In total, he has given up 7 home runs. Heading into the game, Quintana has struck 21.0% of the batters he's faced. In his outings, Jose Quintana is putting batters on through walks at a rate of 2.71 BB/9.

Offensively, St. Louis has had no problem putting up runs, as their scoring average of 4.70 runs per game ranks 5th in the MLB. In the team's 58 games at home, their run differential is -7. As a team, the Cardinals are batting a healthy .253, placing them 6th in the league. For the season, 35.6% of the team's hits have been in the form of extra bases. So far, St. Louis's lineup has also been able to hit for power, as their average of 1.18 home runs per game ranks 10th. Throughout the season, St. Louis's batters have been excellent at getting on base, posting the 6th best OBP of .323. So far, the team has a walk rate of 8.5%.

 

Today's MLB Betting Pick - Rockies vs. Cardinals

Heading into today's matchup between Colorado and St. Louis, the Cardinals are the heavy favorite at -235 on the moneyline. St. Louis's implied win probability sits at 70.15%. Even with the odds strongly in favor of St. Louis, the MLB predictive model shows the best bet for this contest being the Rockies on the runline.

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