Free MLB Pick: Rockies vs Cubs Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(57-68) Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs (55-72)
Date: Wednesday, August 25th
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Austin Gomber vs. Zach Davies
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rockies -125 | Cubs +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rockies -1.5 (OFF)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: OFF
The Rockies have to wait a day to avenge a 6-4 late inning meltdown vs. the Cubs that cost Colorado a chance at a rare road win. The Rockies were up 4-1 going into the 8th, but allowed 5 runs in the final two frames for yet another defeat away from Coors Field.
Chicago can breath a sigh of relief after finally snapping a 13-game losing streak at Wrigley Field. That was a franchise record for most consecutive home defeats, but does anybody trust the Cubs to get two wins in a row? The teams will play a double header on Wednesday thanks to a Tuesday rain out.
You have to give Colorado credit, they are creative in finding ways to lose on the road. Monday’s defeat involved walking the bases loaded in the 8th on 12 straight pitches, and imploding in the 9th as well in giving up a 2-run walkoff to Rafael Ortega.
The Rockies are still -125 favorites in the first game of Wednesday’s double header. That’s saying something (about the Cubs) considering Colorado is just 14-46 in away games this season, the worst mark in the majors.
Wednesday is supposed to be a hot and humid day in Chicago, with real feel temps 100+ degrees. The Rockies are in the bottom 7 of the league in HRs (despite playing at Coors Field) however. The Rockies have just 5 team HR over the past week, but did do a nice job of manufacturing runs with 4+ in all six on a recent home stand.
Austin Gomber takes the mound in less than ideal conditions for a starting pitcher in Wednesday’s opener. That’s not a great situation for the left-hander, who strangely throws worse on the road (4-6, 5.80 ERA) than at the launching pad that is Coors Field (5-1, 2.09 ERA).
The Cubs snapped their 13-game losing streak on Monday, but missed out on the chance to put together a win streak thanks to Tuesday’s game being rained out. On the bright side Chicago players were able to spend an off day at their own homes Tuesday, while Colorado had to fight boredom and idle hands in the Windy City.
Chicago was headed towards their 14th straight loss at home before rattling off 5 in the final two frames in the series opener. The 5 runs in two innings tied the amount the Cubs scored in all three games in a weekend sweep at the hands of Kansas City.
Despite tallying the win in the series opener and demoralizing the Colorado bullpen, Chicago is still a huge risk at home with Zach Davies on the bump. Davies allowed 4 HR in his last start, has allowed 11 in the last two at Wrigley, and gave up 7 over 4.0 IP to these Rockies at Coors Field on August 3rd.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rockies are 5-2 last 7 overall
- Rockies are 2-5 last 7 vs. LH starter
- Rockies are 14-47 last 61 road games
- Cubs are 7-19 last 26 home games
- Cubs are 13-39 last 52 overall
- Cubs are 1-7 last 8 vs. team with a losing record
Free Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
This one definitely has the chance to have some offensive theatrics, thanks to both the weather and the starting pitcher matchup. The run total is late being released as evidence of this, but as long as it’s below a dozen the over is the play.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over
Hot days in Chicago with a little bit of a wind blowing out are a hitter’s dream.
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