There are 16 games scheduled for Tuesday evening in the MLB, and this one will be interesting because Nolan Arenado is returning to Denver, so keep an eye on the finest Cardinals vs. Rockies betting picks and odds.
St. Louis and Colorado will start off the season with a three-game series at Coors Field, and the Cardinals are –178 moneyline favorites at the best St Louis betting sites. Also, the top Colorado gambling apps list the total at 11.The first time this season, the National League rivals will compete against one another.
The St. Louis Cardinals are in excellent form right now, having won each of their last seven games. They swept the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees at home and will go to Colorado for a three-game set before returning home for a four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers and Rockies.
The Cardinals wrapped up the series with a 12-9 win in Game 5, which featured two low-scoring games and victories over the Yankees. St. Louis scored four runs each thanks to Nolan Arenado and Paul DeJong’s home runs, as well as Arenado’s solo shot in the sixth that capped off a five-run inning. Jake Arrieta (8-9) was roughed up for six runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and four walks in 4.0 innings, giving the Cubs a pair of victories to start the series. Chris Stratton won his sixth game of the season and first as a Cardinal, while Ryan Helsley recorded his 11th save.
On Tuesday, June 19, Miles Mikolas (8-8) makes his 23rd start of the season versus the Rockies. The 33-year-old righty has a 2.92 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 106/27 K/BB ratio in 138.2 innings this season. Since 2019, he hasn’t faced Colorado.
The Colorado Rockies dropped two of a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at home, despite the fact that they were not an easier opponent. Both losses were due to bullpen ineffectiveness, so Colorado fell to a 48-63 record with little hope of making the playoffs.
The Rockies scored more runs, outhit their opponent, and had a better fielding percentage than the Cubs. Colorado’s pitching was an issue again, as it did in Game 1. In the eighth inning, Alex Colome (8-1) issued a balk while attempting to set up for closer Daniel Bard. Jose Urena struggled through six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and three walks, while Colome dropped his sixth defeat of the year. Urena was solid for 6.0 innings, yielding three runs on seven hits with two strikeouts and three walks. Colorado had four hitters with two or more base knocks, with C.J. Cron leading the charge by scoring twice and driving in one run.
The Padres will start Ryan Feltner (1-3) for the ninth time this season. In 40.2 innings, the 25-year-old righty has a 5.75 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 38/11 K/BB ratio. Feltner had never faced the Cardinals before in his young career.
I know that there aren’t many hotter MLB clubs right now, but it appears that a day off is not something the Cardinals need at the moment. When they come back from a day off, they are typically sluggish, which presents an opportunity for the Rockies to pull off an upset on Tuesday.It’s never simple pitching at Coors Field, so even though Mikolas is having a fantastic year, I’m going with the Rockies’ batters to trouble him. I’m not bold enough to wager on the home team, but I’m fairly confident they’ll put up a fight.
Ryan Feltner is a rather small part of the Rockies’ rotation, and he shouldn’t be taken seriously. I’m betting the Cardinals will torture him early on because he requests for 4.2 innings on average and still has a bloated 5.75 ERA. I anticipate the Cardinals to torment him early on because Mikolas usually performs well against them. Ryan McMahon and Jose Iglesias, among others, should be aware of him.
The Colorado Rockies are 1-8 in their last 9 overall, and 4-1 in their last five on the road. The Over is 5-1-1 in Colorado’s past seven games following a day off.