Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs MLB Picks & Predictions 6/4/2019
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Hoffman vs. Kyle Hendricks
Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies (31-27, 2nd in NL West) travel to Wrigley Field on Tuesday where they'll take on the Chicago Cubs (31-26, 2nd in NL Central). The Cubs open this matchup at -175 while the Rockies are priced at +165. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Rockies have been a solid pick for bettors, having gone 31-27-0 SU. Chicago is covering 54.4% of the time, going 31-26-0 straight up. The Cubs have been great for MLB wagerers as the favorite, going 25-12-0 SU. The Rockies cover 37.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 10-17-0 straight up.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been a strong Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 31-25-2.
The Rockies cover 46.4% of the time as a visitor, having gone 13-15-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago is covering 64.3% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 18-10-0 SU.
The Cubs have been a strong Over choice for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 32-25-0.
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 Allen Webster RP Arm Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
6/1/2019 Xavier Cedeno RP Wrist Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
6/1/2019 Pedro Strop RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
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 31-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Hoffman has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 7.20 and a WHIP of 1.60 this season. He has 15 strikeouts over his 15 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 12 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 194 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 189 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 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.97. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 543 base hits and 291 earned runs. They have allowed 84 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 205 batters and struck out 476. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.67.
As a team Colorado is hitting .265, good for 4th in the league. The Rockies hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .345 with an on-base percentage of .395. He has 80 hits this season in 232 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .638 and an OPS+ of 149. Trevor Story is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 232 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .556. The Rockies have 540 hits, including 129 doubles and 77 home runs. Colorado has walked 183 times so far this season and they have struck out 543 times as a unit. They have left 377 men on base and have a team OPS of .789. They score 5.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 317 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 31-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.09, Kyle Hendricks has a 5-4 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 70 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 65 hits. He's allowing 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Cubs bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 193 batters and walked 103 opposing hitters. As a team, Chicago allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 482 base knocks and 223 earned runs this season. They have given up 63 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Chicago as a staff has walked 217 hitters and struck out 498 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 13th in the league. The Cubs hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Anthony Rizzo comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .404. He has 58 hits this year along with 43 RBI in 200 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .590 with an OPS+ of 154. Kris Bryant is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 56 hits in 204 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .549. The Cubs as a unit have 493 base hits, including 93 doubles and 94 homers. Chicago has walked 246 times this year and they have struck out on 527 occasions. They have had 418 men left on base and have an OPS of .797. They have scored 5.16 runs per game and totaled 294 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +165
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