The action doesn’t stop in the MLB as we have a 15-game slate on Wednesday, August 10, including this National League series, so don’t waste your time and check out the best Cardinals vs. Rockies betting pick and odds.
St. Louis and Colorado will play the second of a three-game series at Coors Field, and the Cardinals are -155 moneyline favorites on BetDSI Sportsbook. The opening game of the series will be played on Tuesday night.
Cardinals are playing the best baseball of the year
The St. Louis Cardinals are on the rise right now as they won each of the last seven games, sweeping the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees at home in the process. Following this road series against the Rockies, the Cards will return home to take on the Milwaukee Brewers and Colorado.
After a couple of low-scoring affairs and victories over the Yankees, St. Louis took a 12-9 win in the final game of the series. Nolan Arenado and Paul DeJong slugged a homer each and drove in four runs apiece to lead their team on offense in this victory. Adam Wainwright (8-8) didn’t play well across 4.0 innings as he let six runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and four walks. Chris Stratton was credited with his sixth win of the year and first with the Cards since he came from the Pittsburgh Pirates, while Ryan Helsley earned his 11th save.
Jose Quintana (3-5) is ready for his 22nd start of the campaign and second in St. Louis’ uniform. The 33-year-old southpaw owns a strong 3.39 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and a 96/33 K/BB ratio over 109.0 innings of work. Quintana faced the Rockies once this season and was tormented for a 10.80 ERA in 5.0 innings, suffering the loss along the way.
A weak bullpen cost the Rockies the series in Arizona
Even though they weren’t worse than the Arizona Cardinals in a three-game series at Chase Field, the Colorado Rockies lost two of them and all because of a poor bullpen. That’s Colorado’s biggest weakness this season, and it’s something it bothers them for years now.
For the umpteenth time this season, the Rockies outhit their rivals, but their pitching was not good enough and hurt their chance for the win. Alex Colome, who entered in the 8th to set up for closer Daniel Bard, had problems with his command and even surrendered a run on a balk. Colome lost his 6th game of the year, while starter Jose Urena did well in 6.0 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and three walks. C.J. Cron was the best for Colorado offensively with two RBIs and one run scored.
Kyle Freeland (7-7) is getting his 22nd start of the year and is looking for the fourth consecutive victory. The 29-year-old left-hander has a 4.56 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and an 89/37 K/BB ratio in 120.1 innings. Freeland met the Cardinals once in 2021 and dominated over 6.0 innings without allowing a single run on three hits.
- 2-5 in the last seven Wednesday games
- 23-8 in the last 31 home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies Pick
Both teams are excellent when it comes to batting against southpaws, but I am giving a slight advantage to the Rockies and Kyle Freeland, who knows how to handle the Coors Field, unlike Jose Quintana, who may struggle here on Wednesday. Quintana was dismantled in his previous start against the Rockies less than a month at this stadium when he played for the Pirates. He allowed six runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings – his weakest display of the year. I am not going to back the Rockies to win against the red-hot Cards, but it will be a close encounter.
Pick: Take the Rockies +1.5 Run Line at -110
Although Quintana struggled in his last start against Colorado, he was excellent in his previous three in total. He surrendered just one run in those three games, while Kyle Freeland allowed five runs in his last three starts. That said, it seems that both southpaws are playing their best baseball of the season.
Under is 11-2-2 in the Cardinals’ last 15 games vs. a left-handed starter, Under is 10-3 in St. Louis’ previous 13 road games, while Under is 7-1 in the Rockies’ last eight home games.
Pick: Go Under 10.5 runs at +105