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5-4 Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs 8-1
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Christian Bergman vs. Jake Arrieta
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -325
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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The Cubs are definitely living up to their preseason press, as this is being written they have the best record in the Majors. Colorado has also been a good story and a pleasant surprise overall.
Its springtime at Wrigley Field and there are lot of reasons to try and get a read on this contest. Are we able going to be fading the Cubbies this season?
The Rockies have won two of three series to head into this weekend set with an above .500 record.
They are playing pretty much to form being all hit and no pitch in the early going…and I do mean all hit, they are first in the Majors in batting average, OPS and homers heading into Friday’s action.
It is not just Trevor Story either, Carlos Gonzalez and DJ LeMahieu are off to good starts with Nolan Arenado heating up.
For Colorado it always comes down to pitching.
Christian Bergman has made two relief appearances this season but this will be his first start. Last year he was given a bit of a chance and the results were far from favourable, I am not sure there is much expectation for anything different this time around.
The bullpen has some lightning at the back end this season with Miguel Castro and Jake McGee. Those guys know how to miss bats.
Even though the Cubs have suffered one of the biggest injuries of the new season (Kyle Schwarber) they have gotten off to a great start.
Schwarber was going to be a key cog in their offense but without him they are heading into the weekend as the top scoring team in the league – only once in their first 9 games have they been held under four runs.
Their underlying numbers probably don’t support that level of production though so a correction might be coming.
Last year Jake Arrieta might have been the best pitcher in baseball.
Through a couple of starts it is clear he is not going to give that title away meekly.
He is 2-0 heading into his first home start of the season and might be ahead of last year’s amazing pace, even if he did give up a few runs at Arizona.
It seems clear that Arrieta is more late bloomer than fluke.
The Cubs bullpen might not have a big name but they are getting the job done and their need for a true closer might be limited if they keep scoring like they have been.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- COL are 2-8 in their last 10 Sat. games.
- Over is 7-3 in COL last 10 overall.
- Over is 7-3 in COL last 10 on grass.
- CHC are 28-10 in their last 38 home games.
- CHC are 57-24 in their last 81 overall.
- CHC are 57-24 in their last 81 games on grass.
Free Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
The line on this one is going to be big, you were looking at -200 on the Cubbies heading into Friday and that was without their ace being on the mound.
The problem is that figure it justified. Arrieta is super tough to beat and at current he is being backed by the top offense in the league. It is hard to fade the Cubs here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs
At the price I am envisioning this game is likely a pass. Even though the Rockies are winning on the road as this is being written I am not comfortable recommending them as a play on team with Arrieta dealing on the other side.
Maybe look to parlay the Cubbies with another easy win to get some return on your risk.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 5 – Colorado 1
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