Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs Prediction 4/1/2024

The Chicago Cubs are playing for the first time this season while the Colorado Rockies are coming off a loss. The Cubs are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Rockies are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rangers. First pitch is set for 2:20 ET.

Rockies vs Cubs

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The Cubs Took The Last Game Of This Series

Colorado lost their last game to Arizona by a score of 5-1. The Rockies were underdogs in the game, with a money line of +172. The Rockies had eight hits in the game but were only able to score one run.

Arizona jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, and Colorado was never able to recover. Ryan Feltner was the losing pitcher, going five innings and giving up three earned runs. Jacob Stallings had two of the Rockies’ eight hits.

Dakota Hudson Gets The Start For The Rockies

Starting for the Rockies today is Dakota Hudson, who is coming off a season in which he made 12 starts and 18 appearances. Last year, he went 6-3 with an ERA of 4.98 and a WHIP of 1.50. Hudson’s batting average allowed last season was .281, while his on-base percentage allowed was .358. He made four quality starts and gave up a total of nine home runs. In his two appearances against the Cubs last season, Hudson went 0-0 with an ERA of 3.46.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

Our projections for the Rockies’ offense today have Nolan Jones as the top home run threat on the team and his home run projection is 17th best in the league. Kris Bryant is 2nd in terms of home run projections for the Rockies and Charlie Blackmon is 4th. Blackmon does have the highest total hits projection for the Rockies. Ezequiel Tovar is 2nd in terms of total hits projections for the Rockies.

The Cubs Took The Last Game Of This Series

The Cubs won the series opener against the Rangers, 9-5. Chicago was the underdog in the game, but they scored three runs in the first inning and never trailed. The Cubs got a big game from Ian Happ, who went 4/5 with two RBIs.

On the mound, Jordan Wicks got the start for the Cubs, going four innings and giving up two earned runs. For the Rangers, Jon Gray got the start and gave up four earned runs in 3 2/3 innings. Marcus Semien drove in three runs for the Rangers.

Shota Imanaga Gets The Start For The Cubs

For today’s game against the Rockies, the Cubs will rely on Shota Imanaga to set the tone. It’s his debut for the season and he’s looking to put together a strong start in his debut.

Cubs Offense Breakdown

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When looking at the Cubs’ offensive projections, Seiya Suzuki is our top projected hitter in terms of total hits and home runs. Suzuki’s total hits projection is 4th best in the league today and his home run projection is 5th best. Cody Bellinger is not far behind, as he has the 2nd best total hits projection on the team and the 2nd best home run projection.


Rockies vs Cubs Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Rockies vs. Cubs matchup is to take the Cubs to pick up the win at home, with a final score prediction of 6-5. However, with the Cubs being -221 on the money line, we recommend taking the over at 6.5 runs, where the payout is -124.

Looking at the starting pitchers, Dakota Hudson is projected to go the longest out of any starter today, and his projections have him finishing with four strikeouts. As for hits allowed, he is projected to give up five, and his Rockies team is projected to finish with nine strikeouts.

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