Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Over-Under Betting Prediction: Over 7.5 runs -110 odds (July 31st 2015)
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The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Colorado Rockies 9-8 in the opener of a four-game set at Busch Stadium last night. I expect another high-scoring encounter tonight when the visitors send Kyle Kendrick to the mound. Kendrick has been lit up in back-to-back starts allowing a total of 12 runs, 11 earned, on 17 hits in just 9 1/3 innings. He has a 6.33 ERA over 20 starts for the year and a 3.53 ERA in 12 career appearances versus St. Louis who will turn to Michael Wacha. The 24 year old started the season in a dominant fashion but has compiled a 5.25 ERA in four starts this month. He allowed four runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings of a 4-3 loss to the Rockies on June 9.
– The over is 4-1 in Colorado’s last five road games and 4-0 in its last four road games vs. a right-handed starter.
– The over is 5-2-1 in Wacha’s last eight starts with four days of rest.
– The over is 5-2 in umpire Ed Hickoxs last seven games behind home plate vs. Colorado.
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