Rockies vs. Cardinals MLB Preview (6/6/24): Starting Lineups, Odds, Stats, & Injuries

Written By Editorial Team on June 6, 2024
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The Colorado Rockies are set to play against the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:45 p.m. ET on June 6 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO. The game will be broadcast on BSMW. Current MLB Betting Odds favor the Cardinals at -240 on the moneylines, while the Rockies’ moneyline odds are set at +197 for this matchup.

Rockies vs. Cardinals Pre-Game Odds for June 6

The Cardinals moneyline heading into this game with moneyline odds anywhere between -240 and -250 — depending on which Ohio sportsbooks you reference. The run line for this game, meanwhile, is set at 1.5, so individuals who feel confident in betting the Cardinals may be able to find more value on their MLB betting odds with this wager. A bet on a team’s run line is simply a bet on them to win by “x” amount of runs (in this case 1.5). The over/under for the game is set consistently at 7.5, indicating expectations for a low-scoring affair.

  • Bet365: Cardinals -250, over/under 7.5
  • BetMGM: Cardinals -250, over/under 7.5
  • FanDuel: Cardinals -250, over/under 7.5
  • BetRivers: Cardinals -240, over/under 7.5

Rockies vs. Cardinals projected starting lineups

Rockies starting lineup

  1. DH Charlie Blackmon (L)
  2. SS Ezequiel Tovar (R)
  3. 3B Ryan McMahon (L)
  4. C Elias Díaz (R)
  5. RF Kris Bryant (R)
  6. 2B Brendan Rodgers (R)
  7. CF Brenton Doyle (R)
  8. 1B Elehuris Montero (R)
  9. LF Sean Bouchard (R)

Cardinals starting lineup

  1. LF Brendan Donovan (L)
  2. RF Alec Burleson (L)
  3. 1B Paul Goldschmidt (R)
  4. 2B Nolan Gorman (L)
  5. 3B Nolan Arenado (R)
  6. C Iván Herrera (R)
  7. DH Matt Carpenter (L)
  8. SS Masyn Winn (R)
  9. CF Michael Siani (L)

Rockies vs. Cardinals Projected Starting Pitchers

(COL) Cal Quantrill (R)4-43.841.2916.88.9
(STL) Sonny Gray (R)7-33.001.0533.56.5

Rockies vs. Cardinals Injuries

Rockies: Key pitchers Daniel Bard and Germán Márquez are out for the season and the first half of 2024, respectively, due to surgeries. Kris Bryant is also out with back soreness.

Cardinals: Steven Matz and Giovanny Gallegos are on the injured list but expected to return in mid-June, potentially missing the upcoming Rockies vs. Cardinals series at Busch Stadium, St. Louis.

Colorado Rockies Team Stats

The Colorado Rockies, currently at the bottom of the NL West with a 21-40 record, look to get back on track against a middle-of-the-pack Cardinals team tonight. The Cardinals are currently on a 5-game losing streak and have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games. Key season stats heading into this matchup are as follows:

  • Runs per game: 4.1
  • Team average: .246
  • Team home runs: 51
  • Team Stolen bases: 32
  • Team ERA: 5.40
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 394

St. Louis Cardinals Team Stats

The St. Louis Cardinals hold a 29-31 record, placing them 3rd in the NL Central. Their performance over the last ten games is balanced with a 5-5 record, and they are coming into the Rockies vs. Cardinals game with a win over the Astros. Key stats for the Cardinals are:

  • Runs per game: 3.9
  • Team average: .233
  • Team home runs: 59
  • Team Stolen bases: 31
  • Team ERA: 4.14
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 496

Rockies vs. Cardinals Player Stats and Recent News

Key players heading into this matchup include the Rockies’ Elias Díaz and the Cardinals’ Nolan Gorman. Recent outings have seen Díaz lead the Rockies with a .306 batting average, while Gorman leads the Cards in both home runs and RBIs. The emergence of Quinn Mathews in the Cardinals’ minor league and Masyn Winn’s consistent performance could impact MLB Betting Odds for the upcoming Rockies vs. Cardinals game at Busch Stadium, St. Louis.

Colorado Rockies Stat Leaders Ahead of Thursday

Elias Díaz stands out with a .306 batting average, while Ryan McMahon leads in home runs (10) and RBIs (34). Brenton Doyle is notable for runs (36) and stolen bases (14), indicating key players for the Rockies in their upcoming games.

  • AVG Leader: Elias Díaz .306
  • HR Leader: Ryan McMahon 10
  • RBI Leader: Ryan McMahon 34
  • Runs Leader: Brenton Doyle 36
  • SB Leader: Brenton Doyle 14

St. Louis Cardinals Stat Leaders Ahead of Thursday

For the Cardinals, Masyn Winn leads with a .309 batting average, while Nolan Gorman dominates with 14 homers and 31 RBIs. Gorman’s recent form, alongside Paul Goldschmidt’s 29 runs, positions the Cardinals strongly for tonight’s matchup against the Rockies.

  • AVG Leader: Masyn Winn .309
  • HR Leader: Nolan Gorman 14
  • RBI Leader: Nolan Gorman 31
  • Runs Leader: Paul Goldschmidt 29
  • SB Leader: Masyn Winn 8
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