Cardinals Get it Done in Game 1
The Colorado Rockies and St. Lois Cardinals continue their series at Busch Stadium on Wednesday with Game 2 of 3. The Cardinals eked out a win in Game 1 with a 5-4 victory on the road. The Cardinals moved to 7-3 in their previous seven games while the Rockies fell to 4-6. To drive this point home, realize that the Rockies haven’t won in St. Louis since 2018. Let’s dive into the latest MLB news, injury reports, and odds for the Rockies vs. Cardinals.
Rockies Continue To Plummet
One thing to note when betting on the Colorado Rockies is how bad they are on the road. The Rockies are the worst road team in the MLB at 18-37 and are 2-7 in their last nine away from home. Colorado is 2–2 against the Cardinals this year, but they are a different offense away from the thin air of Coors Field.
If the Rockies have a shot to pull out their 19th win on the road, German Marquez is the pitcher to help them do it. Marquez’s season numbers aren’t much to look at, but he’s spent the last month and a half in a groove. His ERA in July was a solid 3.69, and Marquez boasts a 3.00 mark so far in August.
Marquez also has a strong history against the current Cardinals lineup. In 110 all-time at-bats, the Cardinals have a .213 AVG and .644 OPS with 30 strikeouts. Marquez led the Cardinals to a win last week after firing six innings of two-run ball with six strikeouts and one walk.
Cardinals Pulling Away in NL Central
After spending most of the season with the Yankees, Jordan Montgomery came to the Cardinals before the trade deadline and has been good so far. Montgomery went up against his former team in his first start and blanked New York over five innings. He followed that with a six shutout innings against the Brewers on Friday. Since the trade, Montgomery is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and nine strikeouts in 11 innings.
Rockies vs. Cardinals Head-to-Head
Wednesday will be the season’s fifth game between the Rockies and Cardinals. The series is deadlocked at 2-2, with all four games going OVER the total. It’s worth noting that the Rockies have not won at Busch Stadium in four years.
Rockies vs. Cardinals Game Information
- Game: Rockies (51-67) vs. Cardinals (64-51)
- Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
- Day/Time: Wednesday, August 17, 7:45 p.m. ET
- Rockies vs. Cardinals Live Stream: MLB.tv
Rockies vs. Cardinals Betting Lines
G. Marquez -R
|+1½ -130||+170||7 -115o||2½ -140o
|St. Louis Cardinals
J. Montgomery -L
|-1½ +110||-200||7 -105u||4½ +110o
Rockies vs. Cardinals Prediction
Montgomery’s recent success makes it hard to bet against a first-place Cardinals team on a hot streak. The Cardinals win 70.3% of the time as home favorites. St. Louis provides an excellent value as plus money runline favorites.