Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs 4/30/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 30, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Freeland vs. Jon Lester
The Colorado Rockies visit Wrigley Field on Monday, April 30, 2018 to play the Chicago Cubs. The probable starters are Kyle Freeland for the Rockies and Jon Lester for the Cubs.
The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +178 and Chicago at -190. The Rockies have a 12-14-2 over/under record and a 14-14-0 run line mark. The Cubs are 12-12-0 against the run line and have a 10-13-1 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 12-14-2 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 14-14-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 10-13-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 12-12-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
04/28/18 2B DJ LeMahieu Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs Miami Marlins
04/27/18 P Tyler Anderson Chest left last start, is questionable for next start
04/26/18 P Chris Rusin Oblique 10-day DL (04/23)
04/24/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
04/22/18 RF Carlos Gonzalez Hamstring 10-day DL (04/19)
03/30/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
04/21/18 P Eddie Butler Groin 10-day DL (04/20)
03/26/18 P Drew Smyly Elbow 60-day DL (02/16)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 15-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 4.33 and a WHIP of 1.33 this season. He has 25 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He's allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.89 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 108 hitters and walked 39 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 231 base hits and 127 earned runs. They have allowed 28 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 102 batters and struck out 243. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.04.
As a team Colorado is hitting .227, good for 26th in the league. The Rockies hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 25 hits this season in 89 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .618 and an OPS+ of . Nolan Arenado is hitting .316 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .421. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 79 at bats. His OPS+ is while his slugging percentage is at .544. The Rockies have 208 hits, including 37 doubles and 34 home runs. Colorado has walked 97 times so far this season and they have struck out 254 times as a unit. They have left 173 men on base and have a team OPS of .695. They score 4.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 113 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 14-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.29, Jon Lester has a 2-1 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 27.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 23 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 0. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.71 and they have given up 71 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 90 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.6. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 189 base knocks and 88 earned runs this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 105 hitters and struck out 211 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Cubs hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .306 with an OBP of .457. He has 22 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 72 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of . Javier Baez is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 28 hits in 92 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of and a slugging percentage of .685. The Cubs as a unit have 219 base hits, including 49 doubles and 25 homers. Chicago has walked 85 times this year and they have struck out on 212 occasions. They have had 191 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 5.33 runs per game and totaled 128 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cubs -190
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