Monday, July 27, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jorge De La Rosa (6-4) vs. Kyle Hendricks (4-5)
The Chicago Cubs welcome the Colorado Rockies to Wrigley Field on Monday. Jorge De La Rosa is the probable starter for the Rockies and he'll face Kyle Hendricks of the Cubs. The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +145 and Chicago at -155. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Rockies, with a 47-48 run line record, cover the spread 50% of the time. They also have a 48-43 over/under record. The Cubs have a 37-52 over/under record and a 43-53 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 45% of the time.
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The Rockies show up with a 41-54 record, including 18-27 on the road. Jorge De La Rosa has an earned run average of 4.62 and is 6-4 so far on the season while having a 1.41 WHIP. He's pitched 87.2 innings thus far while surrendering 80 hits over that time and when he starts, the Rockies are 9-7. The Rockies are also 7-9 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.59 and they have given up 333 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 275 and walked 115 batters this season while opposing teams hit .265 against them. Colorado has a team average of 9.81 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.94 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.89, they are 30th in the league.
Colorado is batting .271 as a team, which is good for 4th in the league and hitting .238 away from home. The Rockies hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322 which is good for 8th in baseball. With 106 hits, Charlie Blackmon leads the team while his team ranks 4th in hits per game with 9.27.
Chicago is 25-22 at home while holding a 51-45 overall record on the season. Kyle Hendricks is starting this game 4-5 for the season with an earned run average of 3.66 and a WHIP of 1.13. He's pitched 110.2 innings thus far while surrendering 105 hits over that time in which the Cubs are 9-10. The Cubs are also 9-10 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 3.3 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 264 base hits on the year. The Cubs bullpen has struck out 283 batters and walked 121 this season while opposing teams have hit .232 against them. Chicago has a team average of 7.99 hits per game and are averaging 8.58 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.35, they are 4th in the league.
They are batting .237 as a team, which is good for 28th in the league and hitting .225 at home. The Cubs hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which is good for 18th in baseball. With 99 hits, Anthony Rizzo leads the team while his team ranks 26th in hits per game with 8.06.
Colorado has a team fielding percentage of .984 after having committed 59 errors with 1066 assists and 2,497 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Cubs have accumlated 67 errors while having 982 assists and 2,612 put outs leading to a .982 fielding percentage.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 48-43 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 47-48 against the run line so far this season
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 37-52 against the over/under so far this season
The Chicago Cubs are 43-53 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/25/15 3B Nolan Arenado Rest left last game, "?" Sunday vs. Cincinnati Reds
07/21/15 P Chad Bettis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/19)
07/10/15 P David Hale Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/9)
07/01/15 P Christian Bergman Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/30)
07/01/15 P John Axford Personal out indefinitely
06/18/15 P Brooks Brown Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/17)
06/01/15 P Jordan Lyles Toe Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1); out for season
05/30/15 1B Justin Morneau Concussion Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/29)
04/28/15 P Adam Ottavino Tricep Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/26)
04/04/15 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/1)
07/17/15 C Miguel Montero Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/12)
06/29/15 P Tsuyoshi Wada Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/23)
04/15/15 2B Tommy La Stella Ribs Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/9)
04/06/15 P Jacob Turner Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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