Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs Prediction 4/2/2024

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 Rockies. First pitch is set for 7:40 ET.

Rockies vs Cubs

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The Cubs and Rockies wrapped up their series with a game the Cubs won by a score of 5-0. Heading into the game, the Cubs were the heavy favorite at -253 on the money line.

Shota Imanaga got the start for the Cubs and didn’t give up a run in his six innings of work, while striking out nine Rockies hitters. Dakota Hudson also didn’t give up a run for the Rockies, but he only went 5 1/3 innings and took the loss. The Cubs didn’t get things going until the 6th inning when they scored three times and added two more runs in the 7th.

Despite only having three hits as a team, the Cubs’ offense did enough to pick up the win. Cody Bellinger drove in two of the Cubs’ five runs, while Christopher Morel went 2/3 but didn’t score or drive in a run.

Kyle Freeland Gets The Start For The Rockies

Kyle Freeland will be on the mound for the Colorado Rockies as they take on the Chicago Cubs on the road. Freeland has made just one appearance this season, and it was a rough one. He lasted just 2 1/3 innings and gave up 10 runs, 10 earned runs, 10 hits, and one home run. He’ll be looking to bounce back in a big way in his second start of the season.

Rockies Offense Breakdown

When it comes to the Rockies’ offensive projections, we have Nolan Jones as the top home run threat on the team, with his odds to hit a home run ranking 15th in today’s slate of games. Kris Bryant is not far behind him in terms of home run projections, as his odds to go deep are 15th in the league today. Charlie Blackmon is our top Rockies player in terms of total hits, with his total hits projection ranking 14th in the league. Elias Díaz is our 2nd best home run threat on the team, with his odds to hit a home run ranking 17th in today’s slate.

Javier Assad Gets The Start For The Cubs

Coming off a season in which he made 10 starts and 32 appearances, Javier Assad is set to face the Rockies. Last year, he went 1-0 against Colorado, but his ERA in those two outings was 5.4. For the season, Assad finished with a record of 5-3 and an ERA of 3.05. His WHIP was 1.23, and he allowed a batting average of .226. In terms of quality starts, Assad had four, and his strikeout-to-walk ratio was 2.3. For the season, he allowed 13 home runs and averaged 7.74 strikeouts per nine innings.

Cubs Offense Breakdown

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Looking at the Cubs’ offensive projections for today, we see that Seiya Suzuki is not only our top projected hitter in terms of total hits, but he also has the best odds on the team to hit a home run. His home run projection is 8th best in the league today. Cody Bellinger has the 3rd highest total hits projection on the team and the 2nd best odds to hit a home run. Nico Hoerner is 2nd on the team in terms of total hits projections, while Christopher Morel has the 2nd best odds on the team to hit a home run.


Rockies vs Cubs Prediction


The best way to play this Rockies vs. Cubs matchup is to take the over, with the line sitting at 7 runs. Our predicted final score is 6-5 in favor of the Cubs, giving us a good amount of wiggle room with the over/under line.

Offensively, we have the Cubs finishing with nine hits compared to the Rockies with nine. However, the Cubs are projected to have a higher team home run total, with the Rockies finishing with the fifth-most strikeouts in the league today.

As for the starting pitchers, both Kyle Freeland and Javier Assad are projected to finish with five strikeouts. However, we have Assad finishing with a better ERA than Freeland, and if you’re looking for a prop bet, you could look at Assad’s strikeout total.

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