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(16-15) Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies (20-12)
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time: 8:40 PM ET
Venue: Coors Field in Denver, Colorado
Projected Pitchers: John Lackey vs. Kyle Freeland
MLB Moneyline Odds: Chicago +120 | Colorado -120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Chicago -1.5
MLB Betting Total: 11
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The game will be the second of a doubleheader between the Cubs and the Rockies, with John Lackey getting the start for the Cubs with the hopes of getting himself back on track.
The Cubs are currently just a game over .500 and are in only 3rd in the NL Central, this after breaking their World Series curse and having one of the best regular seasons in recent memory.
Much of their previous success was due to a high level pitching staff with three Cy Young candidates at the top of the rotation and rounded out by pitchers like Lackey, that had experienced a resurgence since joining the team.
However their starting pitching this season has middled at around the middle of the league and Lackey is a contributing factor.
After posting back-to-back seasons with a WAR greater than 3, Lackey is barely hovering over a single win and has an ERA that stands at 5.14.
Kyle Freeland on the other hand has been a bright spot for the Rockies that are surprising people with their hot start that includes a 2.5 game lead atop the NL West.
Freeland was drafted in the top 10 of the 2014 amateur draft and rose through the ranks quickly, as he crossed four levels of the minor leagues in two seasons to end up as a rookie for this 2017 season.
He’s responded by posting a 2.65 ERA through 34 innings pitched and is a big part of the Rockies success, to include fellow starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela.
Much of Freeland’s success has come not from overpowering strikeout rates or extreme pitch control that suppresses walks, but instead with a a league leading rate in groundballs.
Freeland has induced groundballs on more than 64% of balls in play and has also posted a HR/9 rate of 0.26.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 7-16 in the last 23 meetings in Colorado.
- Under is 19-9 in COL last 28 home games.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Prediction:
Baseball is a fickle game, and while Lackey is an established pitcher surrounded by established stars, the Rockies are surging behind young and talented pitching.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER 11
The Cubs in Coors Field and many assume this will be a high scoring game, but Freeland pitches with a purpose and intent to force grounders thus limiting extra base hits and big innings.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 3 – Colorado 4
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