Cardinals vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, April 10, 2023

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Cardinals vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, April 10, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Colorado Rockies (4-6) enter Monday’s matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals (3-6) following their 2-2 series tie with the Nationals. The Cardinals, coming off of a series loss against the Brewers, are listed as -141 favorites for Game 1. The series begins at Coors Field, starting at 8:40 PM ET on SportsNet RM.

Steven Matz will get the ball for St. Louis while Colorado will counter with German Marquez.

Cardinals vs. Rockies Odds

  • Cardinals odds to win: -141
  • Rockies odds to win: +120
  • Spread: Cardinals -1.5
  • Total: 11 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, April 10, 2023
  • Time: 8:40 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet RM

Who Will Win Cardinals vs. Rockies?

Cardinals and Rockies Betting Trends

The Cardinals have gone 2-2 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games).

St. Louis has played as moneyline favorites of -141 or shorter in just one game this season, which it won.

The Rockies have won two of the six games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Colorado has a record of 2-4 when it’s set as an underdog of +120 or more by sportsbooks this season.

The Cardinals have had an over/under set by bookmakers nine times, and have combined with opponents to go over the total in three of those games (3-6-0).

The Rockies’ games have gone over the total in six of their 10 chances.

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Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals are the 24th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.0 runs per game (36 total).

St. Louis is 15th in baseball with 10 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

The Cardinals’ .294 batting average leads MLB.

St. Louis’ batters strike out 7.3 times per game, the fourth-lowest average in MLB.

The Cardinals pitching staff ranks ninth in the majors with a collective 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

St. Louis has a 4.78 team ERA that ranks 19th across all MLB pitching staffs.

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Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies have scored 41 runs (4.1 per game) this season, which ranks 20th in MLB.

Colorado’s 10 home runs rank 15th in Major League Baseball.

The Rockies’ .259 batting average ranks 11th in the league this season.

Colorado ranks 18th in strikeouts per game (8.7) among MLB offenses.

The Rockies have a 7.5 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 27th in baseball.

Colorado has pitched to a 5.55 ERA this season, which ranks 26th in baseball.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

The Cardinals will send Matz (0-1) to the mound for his second start of the season.

Nolan Arenado leads St. Louis in runs batted in with eight and has a batting average of .351.

Jordan Walker leads St. Louis in batting average (.353), home runs (two) and runs batted in (eight) this season.

Paul Goldschmidt is slashing .333/.463/.485 this season for the Cardinals.

Nolan Gorman is slugging .636 this season, with a team-best two homers while driving in six runs.

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Rockies Key Players to Watch

Marquez heads to the mound for the Rockies to make his third start of the season, seeking his second win.

C.J. Cron has a team-high three home runs and seven runs batted in.

Charlie Blackmon has a club-best .324 batting average.

Elias Diaz has three doubles, a home run and three walks while batting .300.

Kris Bryant is hitting .300 with three doubles and four walks.

Cardinals and Rockies Injuries

Cardinals: Lars Nootbaar: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Paul DeJong: 10 Day IL (Back), Packy Naughton: 15 Day IL (Left forearm), Adam Wainwright: 15 Day IL (Groin), Wilking Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder)

Rockies: Randal Grichuk: 10 Day IL (Hernia), Daniel Bard: 15 Day IL (Anxiety), Antonio Senzatela: 15 Day IL (Knee), Ryan Rolison: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lucas Gilbreath: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brendan Rodgers: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Tyler Kinley: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Sean Bouchard: 60 Day IL (Biceps)

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Cardinals vs. Rockies Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rockies 5, Cardinals 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 11 runs
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