St. Louis at Colorado Saturday Night MLB Betting Analysis

Posted by Ted Merrick on May 26, 2017 in

The St. Louis Cardinals (23-21) tangle with the Colorado Rockies (31-18) in the second game of their weekend series at Coors Field. The Cardinals dropped two of three to the Dodgers this week, including a 7-3 loss on Thursday. The Rockies saw a four-game winning streak end in Philadelphia on Thursday as they fell to the Phillies, 2-1, in 11 innings. It’s one of the interesting games for this Memorial Day Weekend, so let’s take a closer look at the game preview and MLB betting odds.

St. Louis at Colorado Saturday Night MLB Betting Analysis

When: Saturday, May 27, 2017, 9:10pm ET
Where: Coors Field, Denver
TV: FSMW / RTRM
Radio: St. Louis / Colorado
Live Stream: MLB.tv
MLB Odds: TBA
Pitching Matchup: Adam Wainwright (4-3, 4.81 ERA) (STL) vs Kyle Freeland (5-2, 3.31 ERA) (COL)

Why should you bet on the Cardinals?

The Cardinals will start Adam Wainwright on Saturday night, and he is undefeated (3-0, 2.73 ERA) at Coors Field over five appearances, including four starts. His first seven starts this season only yielded a 6.37 ERA, but in his last two starts he has pitched 13 ⅓ innings combined, yielding just a single run. If those Cardinal bats can wake up against Kyle Freeland, then they have a chance to watch Wainwright pitch them to an important road win.

Why should you put your money on the Rockies?

Kyle Freeland takes the hill for the Rockies, and he has pitched terrific ball over his last seven starts, going 4-1 with a 2.63 ERA, permitting just a .221 opponent batting average while fanning 24 hitters in 41 innings. He has walked 19 batters, but those men on base have not caused him any problems yet. None of the Cardinal regulars have ever faced him, which should play to his advantage. Charlie Blackmon has a career average of .583 against Wainwright, with a home run and a pair of RBI, so he could have a big night for the Rockies.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

With each passing week, the Rockies continue to show that they may have what it takes to compete in the postseason. I see them overcoming a tough pitcher in Wainwright and winning, 3-2.