Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs 5/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Anderson vs. Yu Darvish
The Colorado Rockies head to Wrigley Field on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 to take on the Chicago Cubs. The expected starting pitchers are Tyler Anderson for the Rockies and Yu Darvish for the Cubs.
The odds for this matchup have Colorado at +167 and Chicago at -177. The Rockies have a 12-16-2 over/under mark and a 15-15-0 run line record. The Cubs are 13-13-0 against the run line and have a 10-15-1 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 12-16-2 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 15-15-0 against the run line
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 10-15-1 against the over/under
The Chicago Cubs are 13-13-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
04/30/18 2B DJ LeMahieu Hamstring 10-day DL (04/28)
04/27/18 P Tyler Anderson Chest left last start, is "?" 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)
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 15-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Tyler Anderson has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 4.10 and a WHIP of 1.52 this year. He has 28 strikeouts over his 26.1 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.89 and they have given up 93 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 111 hitters and walked 42 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 242 base hits and 133 earned runs. They have allowed 29 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 107 batters and struck out 256. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
As a team Colorado is hitting .224, good for 30th in the league. The Rockies hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 27 hits this season in 96 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .594 and an OPS+ of 145. Nolan Arenado is hitting .310 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .413. He has totaled 27 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 87 at bats. His OPS+ is 144 while his slugging percentage is at .529. The Rockies have 219 hits, including 38 doubles and 34 home runs. Colorado has walked 102 times so far this season and they have struck out 277 times as a unit. They have left 187 men on base and have a team OPS of .678. They score 3.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 115 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 16-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.26, Yu Darvish has a 0-2 record and a 1.44 WHIP this season. He has 29 strikeouts over the 25.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.56 and they have given up 73 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 96 batters and walked 46 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.33. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 198 base knocks and 88 earned runs this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 113 hitters and struck out 226 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 9th in the league. The Cubs hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .441. He has 23 hits this year along with 11 RBI in 79 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .506 with an OPS+ of 158. Javier Baez is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 28 hits in 100 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .630. The Cubs as a unit have 230 base hits, including 51 doubles and 25 homers. Chicago has walked 89 times this year and they have struck out on 224 occasions. They have had 201 men left on base and have an OPS of .746. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 133 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Cubs -177
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