Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies 4/22/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 22, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. German Marquez
The Chicago Cubs head to Coors Field on Sunday, April 22, 2018 to take on the Colorado Rockies. The expected starting pitchers are Jose Quintana for the Cubs and German Marquez for the Rockies.
The odds for this matchup have Chicago at -124 and Colorado at +114. The Cubs have a 8-8-1 over/under mark and a 9-8-0 run line record. The Rockies are 11-10-0 against the run line and have a 10-9-2 over/under record.
Valuable Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 8-8-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 9-8-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 10-9-2 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 11-10-0 against the run line
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/21/18 P Eddie Butler Groin 10-day DL (04/20)
04/20/18 2B Ben Zobrist Back 10-day DL (04/18)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
04/20/18 RF Carlos Gonzalez Hamstring is "?" Saturday vs Chicago Cubs
03/30/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Cubs have a 9-8 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jose Quintana has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 8.16 and a WHIP of 1.81 this year. He has 9 strikeouts over his 14.1 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He allows 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.76 and they have given up 57 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the bullpen and they've struck out 71 hitters and walked 34 batters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.96. The Cubs pitchers collectively have given up 145 base hits and 70 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Chicago as a pitching staff has walked 80 batters and struck out 152. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team Chicago is hitting .257, good for 5th in the league. The Cubs hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .350, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Javier Baez is hitting .290 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 18 hits this season in 62 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .742 and an OPS+ of 194. Kris Bryant is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .471. He has totaled 22 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 66 at bats. His OPS+ is 180 while his slugging percentage is at .561. The Cubs have 160 hits, including 36 doubles and 19 home runs. Chicago has walked 71 times so far this season and they have struck out 152 times as a unit. They have left 145 men on base and have a team OPS of .781. They score 5.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 99 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 11-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.34, German Marquez has a 1-1 record and a 1.39 WHIP this season. He has 16 strikeouts over the 18.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 14 hits. He allows 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.88 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 74 batters and walked 26 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.72. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 174 base knocks and 97 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 77 hitters and struck out 167 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.40.
As a team, they are batting .219, good for 29th in the league. The Rockies hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .321 with an OBP of .409. He has 18 hits this year along with 8 RBI in 56 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .536 with an OPS+ of 146. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 18 hits in 62 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 169 and a slugging percentage of .677. The Rockies as a unit have 152 base hits, including 28 doubles and 28 homers. Colorado has walked 67 times this year and they have struck out on 192 occasions. They have had 123 men left on base and have an OPS of .677. They have scored 3.86 runs per game and totaled 81 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Cubs/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +114
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