Wrigley Field hosts a Friday afternoon National League game in Chicago. The Colorado Rockies visit the Chicago Cubs to begin a three-game weekend series. Chicago is 61-82 this season, but the Cubs are coming off a three-game sweep over the New York Mets. Colorado is 62-81 after a seven-game streak with a 5-2 record and a road win over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
The first pitch is at 2:20 p.m. ET in Chicago. Caesars Sportsbook ranks Chicago a -135 (risk $135 to win $100) favorite on the payline, while the over/under, or total number of runs Vegas thinks it scores, is 8.5 in the latest Rockies vs. Cubs odds. Before making Cubs vs Rockies picks, be sure to view MLB predictions and betting tips from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now the model has set its sights on Cubs vs. Rockies and revealed his coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see all of the model’s MLB picks. Here are several MLB Odds and trends for Rockies vs. Cubs:
- Rockies vs. Cubs money line: Cubs -135, Rockies +115
- Rockies vs. Cubs over/under: 8.5 runs
- Rockies vs. Cubs race line: Cubs -1.5 (+168)
- COL: Rockies are 21-31 in day games
- CHI: Cubs are 29-29 in day games
- Rockies pick vs. Cubs: View SportsLine Picks
Featured game | Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies
Why should you support the Rockies
The Rockies project themselves as the superior offensive team in this game. Colorado is in the top three in the National League in hits, batting average and triples in 2022. The Rockies are also in the top four in the league in on-base percentage, doubles and avoidance of strikeouts in baton, with above average marks in points. scored, slugging percentage and total goals among NL clubs. CJ Cron is having a terrific season with 28 homers and 26 doubles, and the 32-year-old All-Star has a .485 slugging percentage in 2022 with an .854 OPS over the past three seasons.
On the other hand, Chicago ranks in the bottom five in the league in runs scored, strikeouts and on-base percentage this season. The Rockies also have a comfortable lead in relief pitcher replacement wins over Chicago, and starter German Marquez has been much better on the road this season with a 3.58 ERA.
Why you should support the Cubs
Chicago’s optimism on Friday is tied closely to starting pitcher Marcus Stroman. The 31-year-old former All-Star has been throwing well the past few days, posting a 2.89 ERA in his last 12 outings. Stroman has a 3.91 ERA and 3.77 FIP for the season, delivering just 2.4 walks per nine innings. Opponents have just .681 OPS against Stroman this season, and Colorado’s offense has some notable shortcomings.
The Rockies are No. 13 in the National League in homers, No. 12 in walks and No. 14 in stolen bases this season. On the offensive side, Chicago can benefit from the struggles of Marquez, who has a 5.25 ERA this season. The Cubs also have incredible team speed, which has earned them top three finishes in the National League in stolen bases and triples.
How to Make Cubs vs. Rockies Picks
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