August 1, 2018
There is one pick tonight.
Take Colorado Rockies (+131) on the ML against St. Louis Cardinals risking 3% to win 3.93%
(Freeland and Weaver must start for wager to have action)
The Colorado Rockies rebounded from their heart-breaking loss in Game 1 of this series and managed to come away with a 6-3 victory last night in Game 2. They enter Game 3 having won 11 of their last 14 games and have gone a solid 30-24 on the road during the season. We expect they will keep their momentum rolling and should have an advantage tonight with Kyle Freeland taking the mound.
Freeland has been the Rockies most consistent starting pitcher this season, which certainly says something as the Rockies have not been known as a team with solid pitching. Freeland has over 10 strikeouts this season and has sported an impressive 2.23 ERA over his last eight starts in which the Rockies have gone 6-2 in those games.
Meanwhile, the St Louis Cardinals have not been a great team this season. They are just two games over .500 on the season and 7.5 games out of first place in the division. The Cards have gone 27-25 here at home for the year, but they are just 12-16 in their last 28 games overall. Tonight, they will send Luke Weaver to the mound. Weaver and he has gone 6-9 with a 4.70 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in 21 starts on the year, including 1-4 with a 5.09 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP in nine starts at home. He only has one career start against the Rockies and it was an incredibly poor one, where he was battered for 6 earned runs in 2 innings of work in an 11-1 loss.
This Colorado Rockies team is a very scary one when they are hot. They have some of the most powerful hitters in baseball and become a nightmare for opposing pitchers when they start winning. That is what we expect to see tonight. The main obstacle for Colorado will be their pitching holding up in late innings. Fortunately for them, this Cardinals team is not equipped with explosive bats, so unless they happen to get lucky with runners on base, they should have a tough time keeping pace with Colorado in this one. St. Louis is just an average looking team and the only way we see the Rockies not winning this game, is if they beat themselves. The value is with Colorado tonight.
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