Colorado Rockies (15-14) vs Chicago Cubs (15-10 )Date : 05/02/2018
Time : 7:05 PM ET
Location : Wrigley Field
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs
The two teams will match up once again as the Rockies will visit the Wrigley Field, the Cubs are currently leading the season series 2-1. They played each other late last month.
Colorado Rockies's Latest Performance :
The Rockies will have to figure out a way to score on the road they were only managed to score 2 runs in 3 games and they are coming off a shutout loss against the Marlins in Miami up next for them will be the master of shutouts the Cubs they got 5 already under their belts. Things must change on the road for the Rockies. After dropping two straight games the Rockies are now 15-14 on the season. They are hoping to bounce back and end the 9 game road trip on a good note.
Trevor Story who has been great for the Rockies all season struggled to hit as he went 0 of 4 as he looks to regain his confidence, sometimes you need to change the environment to play well he hoping that Chicago is the place. Story prior to the last name woes has been really solid for the team this year with 6 homers and an impressive 5 stolen base and 19 RBIs. He has great timing as he tends to look for an opening then go directly to the base it is like a work of art. The Rockies are hoping to brush the series against the Marlins away as they always struggle in Miami and they look for a fresh start in Sac-town.
Charlie Blackmon the NL in homers with 9 will look to have an impact on the Cubs after disappearing in the Marlins series. His nine homers are most in the National League, and his third in the league with 22 runs scored. Hitting first, hitting second, hitting third — it doesn’t seem to matter to Blackmon. He just hits look for him to have a strong impact on the Cubs.
Pitching for the Rockies will be Tyler Anderson, he should be returning to the team after a minor incident as he should be back on the team, this season he has already got one win under his belt striking out 28 with a 4.10 ERA.
Chicago Cubs's Latest Performance :
The Cubs pitching in the last two games has been sensational as they shutout the Brewers two times in a row completing the sweep. The Cubs will definitely carry these last two performances into the next series. It was the Cubs 5th shutout this season. The Cubs are also riding a four-game winning streak and didn’t have to really score much only scoring 3 or fewer runs in all four games. Although the pitching has been top shelf for the Cubs the Cubs can’t always rely on the pitcher to always close out games baseball goes both ways so they have to find a way to generate some runs to complement this outstanding pitching.
This means the likes of Albert Almora and Javier Baez really need to start picking things up after going 0-8 in their last game, I think it is just a small hiccup for those two because prior to going hitless they were riding a career-high 11-game hit streak.
Almora has got his first four-hit of his career, he is now slashing an impressive .325/.372/.525. He is 9-for-18 (.500) with nine runs scored, two doubles and a home run with three RBI over his past six outings.
Javier Baez went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday’s shutout victory over the Brewers. He Baez has been remarkable so far this season, slashing .304/.360/.685 with seven homers and 26 RBI in 24 games.
Taking the pitching duties for the Cubs will be Yu Darvish who is still seeking for his first win of the season pitching with a 5.26 ERA. He’s coming off a solid start in which he gave up one unearned run over six innings vs. the Brewers, striking out eight. He also knocked his second career double, his first hit with Chicago.
How Colorado Rockies & Chicago Cubs Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
The Cubs are 5-0 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
The Rockies are 1-4 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Chicago Cubs
My reason for the pick :
The Cubs will beat the Rockies who are currently struggling on the road. The Cubs pitching is something to keep an eye out for as the season progress and if the team batting picks up at the right time they will become a team that you wouldn’t want to match up with in the future.
Winning 2 straight games with a shutout, the Cubs should be able to control the game at home and pick up the win.
Betting trends for Colorado Rockies:
- The Rockies are 0-4 in their last 4 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game.
Betting trends for Chicago Cubs:
- The Cubs are 6-0 in their last 6 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game.