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2018 MLB Season
(8-8) Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies (11-9)
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Coors Field, Denver Colorado
Projected Pitchers: Yu Darvish vs. Tyler Anderson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -124 | Rockies +114
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 (+105)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10.5
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It was a short outing for Darvish on a cold and windy day at Wrigley Field. The Atlanta Braves knocked him out before he could get through five innings as he gave up four earned off of nine hits while striking out four and walking four. Atlanta was hogging the bases, but Darvish was being stingy until he gave up a three-run home run to Preston Tucker. He needed 105 pitches to get through 4.2 innings.
His 10.20 K/9 is great, but his 4.20 BB/9 could use a little improvement. He also needs to work on keeping the ball in the park as he has given up costly home runs in each of his starts. When you give up line drive hits 24.4% of the time, one of them is bound to leave the yard. I believe his struggles can be chalked up to bad luck as when he throws pitches outside of the strike zone, batters are making contact with the ball 72.1% of the time, which is way above his career average of 55.4%.
Chicago has only managed to get in four games within the last week where they are slashing .258/.381/.386. They went 2-2 in that span while smacking nine extra-base hits and 23 RBI.
Anderson put in an inefficient start against the Washington Nationals as he could only go 4.2 innings giving up three runs (one earned) off of two hits while striking out six and walking six. After putting in two quality starts before this performance, he was due for a hiccup, and it wasn’t a big hiccup as he only gave up one earned run.
He has been awesome with the strikeouts posting a 9.95 K/9, but his BB/9 could use some improvement as it currently sits at 5.68. Not sure if that is something to look into more or not because he has a career BB/9 of 2.71. His ERA currently sits at a high 4.74, while his FIP is even higher, sitting at 4.87, but I’ll give him a pass because of his first outing where he surrendered seven runs in 2.1 innings. He’s only given up three runs since.
It’s been an ugly time at the plate for Colorado as their lineup is only slashing .168/.232/.321 while hitting 13 extra-base hits and 20 RBI in the last week. However, they have managed to go 4-2 in that span.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 12-5 in their last 17 Sat. games.
- CHC are 8-18 in the last 26 meetings in Colorado.
- COL are 7-2 in their last 9 games as an underdog.
- COL are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
- COL are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Prediction: Chicago dismantles Colorado on their home turf
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs -1.5
It just feels like Vegas is tempting you to take Colorado and the runline as it is only sitting at (-125). Darvish did struggle in his last outing, but he’ll be working with some more manageable weather. I expect Chicago’s lineup to take advantage of Anderson’s generosity as they own a solid 22:44 walk-to-strikeout ratio against lefties. Colorado has gone just 1-5 ATS at home this year. Colorado’s lineup has struggled mightily against righties slashing .192/.256 /.338. Back the road faves.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cubs 7 – Rockies 4
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