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Cardinals Vs Rockies: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 5/9/2021

The St. Louis Cardinals (20-14) will attempt for a sweep of the Colorado Rockies (12-21) on Sunday at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals lead 2-0, and are favored (-150) against the underdog Rockies (+128) in the matchup, which begins at 2:15 PM ET. St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright starts against Colorado’s German Marquez.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 9, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cardinals vs Rockies Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Wainwright (STL) Pitcher Márquez (COL)
1 – 3 W/L 1 – 3
34.1 IP 33.1
4.72 ERA 6.21
1.280 WHIP 1.680
9.7 K/9 9.2
1.8 BB/9 5.7

Cardinals Probable Starter Adam Wainwright

  • Wainwright (1-3) takes the mound first for the Cardinals in his seventh start of the season. He has a 4.72 ERA in 34 1/3 innings pitched, with 37 strikeouts.
  • In his last appearance on Monday, the righty went 5 2/3 innings against the Mets, allowing five earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • He will match up with a Rockies squad that is batting .245 as a unit (sixth in the MLB). They are also slugging a collective .404 (10th in the league) with 36 total home runs (19th in MLB action).
  • The Cardinals have been favored on the moneyline in four of Wainwright’s starts this season, and they went 1-3 in those matchups.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 9, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rockies Stats vs Wainwright (since 2007)

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Charlie Blackmon 15 .467 7 1 2 .500 1.433
Elias Díaz 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .500
Trevor Story 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666
Matt Adams 6 .333 2 0 0 .429 .762
C.J. Cron 3 .667 2 0 1 .667 2.000

Rockies Probable Starter German Márquez

  • Marquez (1-3) will take to the mound for the Rockies and make his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up eight earned runs and allowed six hits in two-thirds of an inning pitched against the Giants on Tuesday.
  • The Cardinals have scored 159 runs this season, which ranks fifth in MLB. They are batting .235 for the campaign with 43 home runs, 10th in the league.
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Colorado has a record of 2-2 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 9, 2021 at 2:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Márquez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Paul Goldschmidt 29 .414 12 4 8 .500 1.397
Matt Carpenter 9 .222 2 0 0 .222 .444
Harrison Bader 5 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yadier Molina 5 .200 1 0 0 .333 .533
Tommy Edman 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Paul DeJong 3 .333 1 1 2 .333 1.666
Tyler O’Neill 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals score an average of 4.2 runs per game at home and 5.3 per contest away from Busch Stadium.
  • The Cardinals score the fifth-most runs in baseball (159 total, 4.7 per game).
  • The Cardinals have won 63.6% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (14-8).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -150 or shorter, St. Louis has a record of 3-1 (75%).
  • In the 34 games bookmakers have set an over/under for St. Louis, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 16 times (16-16-2).
  • St. Louis was favored on the moneyline in seven of its last 10 games, and went 6-1 in those matchups.

Rockies Betting Trends

  • The Rockies have scored the fifth-most runs in the league this season with 159.
  • In away games this season, they have scored a total of 52 runs (3.5 per game) while pushing across 107 total at home, an average of 5.9 per contest.
  • This season, the Rockies have won seven out of the 26 games, or 26.9%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Colorado has entered 17 games this season as the underdog by +128 or more and is 4-13 in those contests.
  • Games involving Colorado have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 16 of 33 chances this season.
  • In seven games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by oddsmakers, Colorado has a record of 1-6.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Nolan Arenado has sent home a team-best 22 runs batted in.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Arenado ranks 11th in hits (37), 18th in RBI (22), and second in SLG (.496).
  • Arenado heads into this matchup on a six-game hitting streak. During that streak he is batting .381 with two doubles, a home run, two walks and four RBIs.
  • Yadier Molina’s .319 batting average leads his team.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 138 .297 17 2 6 .358 .771
Nolan Arenado 131 .282 17 5 22 .333 .829
Paul Goldschmidt 130 .246 23 5 20 .290 .690
Dylan Carlson 116 .293 23 3 16 .364 .830
Paul DeJong 114 .193 18 7 17 .292 .696
Tyler O’Neill 79 .241 13 5 12 .274 .742
Justin Williams 73 .178 7 3 9 .250 .551
Yadier Molina 69 .319 13 5 17 .360 .969
Matt Carpenter 54 .111 7 3 10 .234 .512
Andrew Knizner 53 .208 8 0 1 .263 .508

Rockies Players to Watch

  • Trevor Story is batting .294 with four home runs and 20 RBI for Colorado this season.
  • Story ranks 23rd in hits (35), and fifth in SLG (.513) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Raimel Tapia leads Colorado in batting with a .316 average while slugging four homers and driving in 20 runs.
  • Tapia’s 37 hits rank 11th, and his .316 AVG ranks 12th among all qualified batters in the league.
  • Tapia has a batting average of .438 with one homer during his eight-game hit streak.

Rockies Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ryan McMahon 126 .262 21 8 22 .309 .809
Trevor Story 119 .294 21 4 20 .358 .871
Raimel Tapia 117 .316 15 4 20 .362 .806
Garrett Hampson 115 .252 23 3 11 .313 .722
Charlie Blackmon 101 .228 11 2 19 .328 .675
C.J. Cron 93 .290 17 5 15 .394 .889
Josh Fuentes 90 .200 10 2 10 .215 .493
Yonathan Daza 70 .271 5 1 6 .278 .621
Dom Nuñez 69 .203 11 5 18 .257 .779
Elias Díaz 47 .128 4 0 1 .212 .382

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