We have a busy Tuesday night in the MLB with 16 games on the schedule, and this one will be interesting as Nolan Arenado is coming back to Denver, so take a look at the best Cardinals vs. Rockies betting pick and odds.
St. Louis and Colorado will play the first of a three-game series at Coors Field, and the Cardinals are -178 moneyline favorites on BetOnline Sportsbook. These National League rivals will face for the first time this season.
Cardinals are red-hot right now
The St. Louis Cardinals are playing their best baseball of the campaign as they won each of the previous seven games. They swept the Chicago Cubs and even the New York Yankees at home, and now will travel to Colorado but will return home for the series against the Brewers and Rockies.
Following a pair of low-scoring affairs and wins over the Yankees, the Cardinals secured a 12-9 victory in the final game of the series. Nolan Arenado and Paul DeJong blasted a homer apiece and drove in four runs each to lead St. Louis offensively in this win. Adam Wainwright (8-8) struggled during 4.0 innings as he allowed six runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and four walks. Chris Stratton was credited with his sixth win of the season and first in the Cardinals uniform, while Ryan Helsley earned his 11th save.
Miles Mikolas (8-8) is getting his 23rd start of the year when he takes on the Rockies on Tuesday. The 33-year-old righty carries a 2.92 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and a 106/27 K/BB ratio across 138.2 innings. Mikolas didn’t meet Colorado since 2019.
Rockies lost the series to the D-Backs thanks to a poor bullpen
The Colorado Rockies lost two of a three-game series against the divisional foes Arizona Diamondbacks on the road, although they weren’t a weaker rival. Both defeats were a result of weak pitching from their bullpen, so Colorado dropped to a 48-63 record with minimal chances of making the postseason.
Once again, the Rockies outhit their opponents, but their pitching was a problem and cost them a win. Alex Colome, who came in the 8th to set up for closer Daniel Bard, struggled with his command and allowed a run on a balk. Colome took his 6th loss of the season, while starter Jose Urena wasn’t bad over 6.0 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and three walks. Colorado had four batters with multiple hits, and C.J. Cron was the best of the bunch with two RBIs and one run scored.
Ryan Feltner (1-3) will start for the 9th time this year. The 25-year-old right-hander owns a 5.75 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and a 38/11 K/BB ratio in 40.2 innings of work. Feltner never faced the Cardinals in his young career.
- 3-8 in the last 11 games following an off day
- 25-11 in the last 36 home games following a road trip of seven or more days
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies Pick
I know that there aren’t many hotter teams in the MLB right now, but it seems that a day off is not something that suits the Cards at the moment. They are usually sluggish when coming off a day off, which is an opportunity for the Rockies to make an upset on Tuesday. It’s never easy to pitch at Coors Field, so even though Mikolas is having a very strong season, I am backing the Rockies’ batters to cause him trouble here. I am not brave enough to bet on the hosts, but I am pretty sure they will put up a fight.
Pick: Take the Rockies +1.5 Run Line at -105
Ryan Feltner is basically the 7th or even the 8th pitcher in Colorado’s rotation, and he cannot be taken very seriously. He pitches for 4.2 innings on average and still posts a bloated 5.75 ERA, so I expect the Cards to torture him early on. Mikolas generally pitches well against the Rockies, but he should be aware of Ryan McMahon and Jose Iglesias.
Over is 4-1 in the Rockies’ last five overall, while Over is 5-1-1 in Colorado’s previous seven games following an off day.
Pick: Go Over 11 runs at -110