Colorado Rockies (15-13 ) vs Chicago Cubs (14-10)Date : 05/01/2018
Time : 7:05 PM ET
Location : Wrigley Field
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs
The Cubs will welcome the Rockies to Wrigley Field where both teams will face off in a three-game series starting Tuesday. These two teams will be facing off for the second time this season with the Cubs winning the first meeting on the road.
Colorado Rockies 's Latest Performance :
The Rockies should be getting Tyler Anderson and LeMahieu back on the team playing against the Cubs the Rockies will be seeking revenge as they lost out in the first series 2-1. Trevor Story has been one of the bright spots on the team, he had just one hit over his three at-bats in Tuesday’s game against San Diego but it was good for a grand slam, his sixth homer of the season. He leads the team in RBI with 18 this season.
Assuming that the Rockies will beat the Marlins in their last game, the Rockies will continue their road trip with a 16-13 record this season, in these last few games the Rockies weren’t able to come up with clutch opportunities losing out on close games as of right they are hitting a slump where they can’t generate runs but I predict that everything should become normal when they go to Chicago. In baseball sometimes you just need a change of scenery to play better.
Taking the pitching for the Rockies in this game is Jon Gray. Looking to put together a second consecutive quality start for the first time this season, Gray seeks consistency vs. the Cubs. He’s coming off his second scoreless start against the Padres, shutting out them out on three hits over six innings. As he struck out 35 and has a WHIP of 1.47 this season.
Chicago Cubs's Latest Performance :
The Cubs are starting to pick things up after a slow start to the season currently on a 3 game winning streak, the Cubs are pitching a lot better winning 7 of their 9 games including another shutout against the Brewers making the 4th shutout in their 7th meetings. This goes to show that the team pitching is starting to pick up and aren’t looking to slow down anytime soon. The team is still figuring out how to generate runs when they have figured that out this team will be unstoppable.
Javier Baez has been great for the Cubs this season with 26 RBIs leading the National league and 7 homers this season things will only get better. He has also stolen 3 bases. As good as he is on offense he came through for the Cubs in the defensive end as well keeping the baserunner on third base denying the RBI. Baez is batting average is at 0.400 he went 20 for 50 during his 11 game hitting streak. He should have another impactful game against the Rockies.
Taking the mound for the Cubs should be Kyle Hendricks. He is coming off a solid start against the Brewers in which he threw seven shutout innings, striking out five. He beat the Rockies last week, holding them to three runs on five hits in five innings. He’s looking for his third straight win.
How Colorado Rockies & Chicago Cubs Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Cubs are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Rockies are 8-3 in their last 11 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Against The Spread Selection: Chicago Cubs
My reason for the pick :
Coming off a shutout win the Cubs must be feeling confident that their pitching can help them win games while they are hot. With Hendricks in charge of the mound, I have no worries that the Cubs will pick up this win at home against the Rockies as he seeks for his third straight win. He beat them last week holding them to three runs shouldn’t be a problem the second time around.
Betting trends for Colorado Rockies :
- The Rockies are 8-3 in their last 11 road games.
Betting trends for Chicago Cubs:
- Cubs are 4-0 in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning record.