Cardinals vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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Cardinals vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, April 12, 2023

MLB Predictions

The St. Louis Cardinals (4-7) are -173 favorites to take Game 3 of th series from the Colorado Rockies (5-7) Wednesday at 3:10 PM ET. The teams enter the matchup with the series record tied, and the underdog Rockies are listed with +148 odds to win the rubber match and take the series victory.

St. Louis’ Jack Flaherty gets the start, and he’ll go against Colorado’s Jose Urena.

Cardinals vs. Rockies Odds

  • Cardinals odds to win: -173
  • Rockies odds to win: +148
  • Spread: Cardinals -1.5
  • Total: 13 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
  • Time: 3:10 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet RM

Who Will Win Cardinals vs. Rockies?

Cardinals and Rockies Betting Trends

The Cardinals have compiled a 3-3 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games).

St. Louis has played as moneyline favorites of -173 or shorter in just one game this season, which it won.

The Rockies have entered the game as underdogs eight times this season and won three of those games.

Colorado has a record of 2-4 in games where bookmakers have it as underdogs of at least +148 on the moneyline.

In the 11 games in which oddsmakers have set an over/under for the Cardinals, they have combined with opponents to go over the total four times (4-6-1).

Games involving the Rockies have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in seven of 12 chances this season.

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Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals have the No. 21 offense in MLB action scoring 4.5 runs per game (49 total runs).

St. Louis ranks 14th in MLB play with 13 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.

The Cardinals have the fourth-best batting average in the league (.286).

St. Louis’ batters strike out 7.3 times per game, the third-fewest strikeouts in baseball.

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

St. Louis has a 5.06 team ERA that ranks 21st across all MLB pitching staffs.

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Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies have scored 54 runs (4.5 per game) this season, which ranks 15th in MLB.

Colorado’s 13 home runs rank 14th in Major League Baseball.

The Rockies rank sixth in MLB with a .275 team batting average.

Colorado ranks 19th in strikeouts per game (8.7) among MLB offenses.

The Rockies have a 7.4 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 27th in baseball.

Colorado has pitched to a 5.28 ERA this season, which ranks 25th in baseball.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

Flaherty (1-1) gets the start for the Cardinals, his third of the season.

Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with a .350 batting average.

Nolan Arenado is a key run producer for St. Louis with a .333 average and 11 RBI.

Nolan Gorman is slugging .714 this season, with a team-high three home runs. He’s also collected eight RBI.

Jordan Walker has 14 hits and an OBP of .370 to go with a slugging percentage of .512 this season.

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Rockies Key Players to Watch

Urena will take to the mound for the Rockies, his third start of the season.

Elias Diaz paces the Rockies with a .324 batting average.

C.J. Cron’s four home runs and eight RBI are both team-highs.

Charlie Blackmon is batting .317 with two doubles, a home run and three walks.

Ryan McMahon’s eight runs batted in pace his team.

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), German Márquez: day-to-day (Forearm), Elehuris Montero: day-to-day (Hand)

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Cardinals vs. Rockies Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rockies 8, Cardinals 7
  • Total Prediction: Over 13 runs
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