After suffering through a rough patch, the Colorado Rockies have rattled off four straight wins but will face off against the World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Thursday. The Cubbies, who have captured five of six to begin a 10-game homestand, are starting to round into form as well. Sportsbooks opened the Rockies as +185 underdogs for the contest.
– Shark Bites
- The Cubs are 6-2 SU in their last eight games after losing as a favorite.
- The total has gone OVER in seven of the Rockies’ last nine games when opening a series.
- The total has gone UNDER in 16 of the Cubs’ last 21 games at home with Jon Lester as the starting pitcher.
Tyler Chatwood and Jon Lester will get the ball for the Rockies and Cubs, respectively. Chatwood (5-7, 4.60 ERA) struck out eight over eight innings while allowing one run and four hits on Saturday at San Diego. The hurler is 2-0 with a minuscule 0.69 ERA in two career starts vs the Cubs.
Lester (3-3, 3.91) has posted quality starts in three of his last four appearances but didn’t factor into the decision Saturday against St. Louis after allowing three runs and six hits over six innings of work. Lester is 1-2 with a 1.69 ERA in three career starts against the Rockies, striking out 30 batters in that span.
The UNDER is trending when the Rox travel to the Windy City. In Colorado’s last four trips to Wrigley Field, the UNDER is 3-1.
OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.0-2.8 win for the Rockies on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Chicago (30-28) will face the 38-23 Rockies in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Colorado injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 20 (Chicago Cubs) and the No. 4 (Colorado Rockies) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 14-ranked scoring average of 4.71 runs per game, against a Colorado Rockies offense rated No. 4 and scoring 5.23 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.02 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rockies hitters have managed (9.18 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the No. 7 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Colorado looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Indians, a 8-1 final on Wednesday in support of Kyle Freeland at Coors Field.
Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Marlins, who beat them 6-5 on Wednesday behind a start from J Urena at Wrigley Field.
- Colorado is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- Colorado is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
- Colorado is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games on the road
- Chi Cubs is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
- Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs’s last 13 games
- Chi Cubs is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Colorado at Chicago, Friday, June 9th