Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs Baseball Betting Tips and Predictions 6/6/2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. Jose Quintana
Wrigley Field is the venue where Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs (33-26, 1st in NL Central) will play the Colorado Rockies (31-28, 2nd in NL West) on Thursday. The Cubs open this game at -125 while the Rockies are priced at +115. The over/under has been set at 8.5.
The Rockies have been solid for MLB bettors, having gone 31-28-0 SU. The Cubs cover 55.9% of the time, going 33-26-0 straight up. The Cubs have been bad for Vegas oddsmakers oddsmakers as the favorite, going 27-12-0 SU. The Rockies cover 35.7% of the time as the underdog, having gone 10-18-0 straight up.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been an inconsistent Under play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 31-26-2.
The Rockies cover 44.8% of the time as a visitor, having gone 13-16-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago covers 66.7% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 20-10-0 SU.
The Cubs have been an excellent Over play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 32-26-1.
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
6/2/2019 Charlie Blackmon RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
6/1/2019 Wade Davis RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/31/2019 Harrison Musgrave RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 13
5/22/2019 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key Chicago Cubs Injuries
6/1/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
6/1/2019 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
5/31/2019 Tony Barnette RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
5/2/2019 Brandon Morrow RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 8
2/19/2019 Kendall Graveman SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 31-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Gray has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 4.11 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 75 strikeouts over his 72.1 innings pitched and he's given up 65 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 196 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 190 hitters and walked 89 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.99. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 551 base hits and 297 earned runs. They have allowed 86 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 206 batters and struck out 484. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team Colorado is hitting .263, good for 4th in the league. The Rockies hold a .459 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .343 with an on-base percentage of .392. He has 81 hits this season in 236 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .631 and an OPS+ of 147. Trevor Story is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 236 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .547. The Rockies have 545 hits, including 130 doubles and 78 home runs. Colorado has walked 184 times so far this season and they have struck out 553 times as a unit. They have left 381 men on base and have a team OPS of .784. They score 5.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 320 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 33-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.78, Jose Quintana has a 4-4 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 62 strikeouts over the 66.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 68 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 195 batters and walked 104 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 492 base knocks and 227 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 220 hitters and struck out 516 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.12.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Cubs hold a .457 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .395. He has 59 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 208 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .572 with an OPS+ of 147. Kris Bryant is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .387. He has collected 58 hits in 212 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .542. The Cubs as a unit have 512 base hits, including 97 doubles and 98 homers. Chicago has walked 250 times this year and they have struck out on 542 occasions. They have had 427 men left on base and have an OPS of .799. They have scored 5.22 runs per game and totaled 308 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cubs -125
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