Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs MLB Picks & Predictions 6/5/2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: German Marquez vs. Yu Darvish
Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies (31-27, 2nd in NL West) are headed to Wrigley Field on Wednesday where they'll take on the Chicago Cubs (32-26, 2nd in NL Central). The Cubs open this matchup at -112 while the Rockies are coming in at +102. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Rockies have been a good play for baseball bettors, having gone 31-27-0 SU. Chicago covers 55.2% of the time, going 32-26-0 straight up. The Cubs have been a great choice for baseball bettors as the favorite, going 26-12-0 SU. Colorado covers 37.0% of the time as the underdog, having gone 10-17-0 straight up.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies have been an excellent Over choice for over/under bettors, having gone 31-25-2.
The Rockies are covering 46.4% of the time as the visitor, having gone 13-15-0 straight up.
Important Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Cubs are covering 65.5% of the time at Wrigley Field, going 19-10-0 SU.
The Cubs have been an excellent Over choice for over/under bettors, having gone 32-25-1.
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 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 German Marquez has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 3.48 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 83 strikeouts over his 85.1 innings pitched and he's given up 80 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.27. 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 4.66.
As a team Colorado is hitting .264, good for 4th in the league. The Rockies hold a .461 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Trevor Story is hitting .293 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 68 hits this season in 232 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .556 and an OPS+ of 122. Nolan Arenado is hitting .345 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .395. He has totaled 80 hits and he has driven in 52 men in 232 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .638. The Rockies have 539 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 .788. They score 5.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 317 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Chicago has a 32-26 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.02, Yu Darvish has a 2-3 record and a 1.56 WHIP. He has 73 strikeouts over the 61 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 54 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 177 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 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 3.85. The Cubs pitchers as a team have surrendered 486 base knocks and 224 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 219 hitters and struck out 506 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Cubs hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Kris Bryant comes into this matchup batting .274 with an OBP of .390. He has 57 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 208 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .543 with an OPS+ of 139. Anthony Rizzo is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .398. He has collected 58 hits in 204 at bats while driving in 43 runs. He has an OPS+ of 149 and a slugging percentage of .578. The Cubs as a unit have 504 base hits, including 95 doubles and 96 homers. Chicago has walked 249 times this year and they have struck out on 534 occasions. They have had 424 men left on base and have an OPS of .800. They have scored 5.21 runs per game and totaled 302 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Cubs MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +102
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