Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals - DraftKings Sportsbook Promo and Prediction
August 18, 2022
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Colorado Rockies will play a quick two-game series at St. Louis' Busch Stadium on Thursday at 1:15 PM ET. The starting pitcher for the Rockies will be Antonio Senzatela, who was able to get a no-decision in his last start against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in six innings.
Adam Wainwright will be the Cardinals' starting pitcher. He was able to pitch well in his last start against the Milwaukee Brewers, as he allowed one run on three hits and a walk in nine innings.
DraftKings predicts the Rockies to win the game with a Moneyline of -115 while the Cardinals are at -105.
Why bet on Colorado Rockies?
✅ The Rockies are 5th in National League West with a 51 - 68 record
✅ C.J. Cron leads the team with 23 home runs while batting at .273
✅ The Rockies have a Moneyline coverage of 51-68 and a record of 4-6 in the last 10 games.
|Teams:||Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals|
|When:||Thursday, August 18, at 1:15 PM ET|
|Venue:||Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO.|
|Betting Pick:||Colorado Rockies to win Moneyline @ -115|
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Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals
The Colorado Rockies are currently 10th in the league regarding team offensive production at .731. They're also averaging 4.54 runs per game. One of the reasons they're doing so well is the play of second baseman Brendan Rodgers, who is currently hitting .772 with 11 home runs and 56 RBI. In his last seven games, Rodgers has been hitting incredibly well, going 11-for-28 with five home runs and a walk-to-strikeout ratio of 4:5.
Antonio Senzatela is struggling this season, as he is currently in the first percentile regarding whiff percentage. He is also missing barrels due to his velocity, which is currently at its lowest since 2018. He threw five different pitch types during his start against the Cardinals last season and could give up two runs on seven hits.
St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals are currently sixth in the league regarding team offensive production at .741. One of the main reasons they're doing so well is the play of the first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, who is currently hitting .292 with 29 home runs and 92 RBI.
According to Adam Wainwright's Baseball Savant page, he's currently in the 24th percentile of his xBA. He's forcing soft contact with his exit velocity at an average of 88.3 MPH. He also throws five different types of pitch, four of which are thrown at least ten percent of the time. In his last start against the Colorado Rockies, he got the win, going 16.1 innings and allowing two runs on nine hits with nine walks and four strikeouts.