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2021 MLB Handicapping
(57-67) Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs (54-72)
Date: Monday, August 23rd
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Antonio Senzatela vs. Kyle Hendricks
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rockies +110 | Cubs -130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 (+155)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
A couple of Jekyll and Hyde teams meet up Monday night in the Windy City. The Rockies are one of the better teams in baseball – at home – going 10-2 in their last 12 games at Coors Field. Colorado is atrocious on the road though, as their 14 away wins are the fewest in MLB.
The Cubs are horrible pretty much 4 out of every 5 days recently – only being a threat in games that Kyle Hendricks pitches which he does on Monday. Chicago is at home – but they’ve dropped thirteen straight at Wrigley Field which is now more of the unfriendly confines.
Colorado played well on their recent home stand, going 5-1 but missing the perfect stretch thanks to an 8-4 loss to the Diamondbacks on Sunday as whopping -175 favorites. The Rockies took 2 of 3 vs. the Cubs a few weeks ago – but that was in Coors Field.
Why do the Rockies play so well in Denver but lose all that momentum when they take off on the road? Obviously Coors Field is a lot more hitter friendly, but can Colorado channel some of that home success in a trip to Wrigley Field where the wind is expected to be blowing out slightly to left?
The Rockies offense does have a tough matchup against Hendricks on Monday night, and don’t have a ton of experience vs. the Cubs starter as a team. Only four Colorado players have ever faced Hendricks, and Trevor Story is 0 for 10 with 4 K’s vs. “The Professor.”
Antonio Senzatela (2-9, 4.58 ERA) gets a favorable matchup against a beleaguered Cubs offense that scored just 5 runs in getting swept by the Royals over the weekend. That being said, the right-hander is 0-6 with a 5.80 ERA on the road this season.
Chicago had another horrible showing at Wrigley Field over the weekend, getting swept by the Royals who are 13 games under .500 on the season. The Cubs have now dropped 13 straight on the North Side, their deficit in the NL Central up to 22.5 games.
There is hope for Monday night though, as Kyle Hendricks takes the mound somehow leading the majors in wins (14) despite the Cubs being 54-72 on the year. Hendricks last start at Wrigley didn’t go too well though, as he allowed 11 hits and 9 ER over 4.0 IP in a 17-4 Brewers win.
With that poor showing against Milwaukee, Hendricks’ ERA has ballooned to 5.17 at Wrigley Field this year with just a 6-4 record. That’s crazy considering Hendricks had only a 1.85 ERA in six starts at home in the shortened 2020 campaign.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rockies are 5-1 last 6 overall
- Rockies are 4-1 last 5 Monday games
- Rockies 14-46 last 60 road games
- Cubs are 7-21 last 28 home games
- Cubs are 12-39 last 51 overall
- Cubs are 1-7 last 8 Monday games
- Cubs are 2-5 last 7 head to head meetings
Free Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
It’s a tough matchup for the Rockies with Hendricks on the mound, but overall he hasn’t had the mastery at Wrigley Field like he normally does. That being said, Senzatela has been a train wreck on the road, and even though the Cubs offense is horrible there should be some runs scored in this one.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 9
That wind picking up at Wrigley wouldn’t hurt at all for this total wager.
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