Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs - 9/16/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (61-82) vs Colorado Rockies (62-81)

Game Info: Friday, September 16, 2022 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Marcus Stroman (3-7) (3.91) vs German Marquez (8-10) (5.25)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -141 / Colorado Rockies +110 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at Wrigley Field. 

The Rockies come into this game with a 62-81 record overall and they had lost two games in a row before winning on Wednesday. The pitching was the difference on Wednesday giving up zero runs. The Rockies pitching is giving up 5.41 runs per game which is 30th in the league. Colorado’s pitching is also ranked 12th. C.J. Cron has hit 28 home runs and driven in 97 RBIs. Charlie Blackmon has also hit 16 home runs and driven in 74 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Cubs and they sit with a 61-82 record overall. The Cubs have won three games in a row over the New York Mets and in the last game, they scored six runs in the 1st inning on the way to the victory. The Cubs are averaging 4.08 runs per game which is 23rd in the league. Ian Happ has hit 17 home runs and driven in 68 RBIs so far this season. 

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On the mound for the Rockies is German Marquez who sits with an 8-10 record and an ERA of 5.25. In his last start against the Diamondbacks, he went four innings giving up seven hits and nine runs. 

On the mound for the Cubs is Marcus Stroman who sits with a 3-7 record and an ERA of 3.91. In his last start against the San Francisco Giants, he went four innings giving up seven hits and four runs. 

The Cubs are 1-8 in Stroman’s last nine home starts. The Rockies are 4-0 in Marquez’s last four starts. The under is 5-0 in the Cubs last five home games. The under is 4-0 in the Cubs last four games against the National League West. The over is 11-0 in Stroman's last 11 starts after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.

Stroman is coming off a start where he gave up four runs and Marquez gave up nine runs in his last start. I really don’t trust either of these pitchers and there are going to be a ton of runs scored here. It wouldn’t shock me if both teams went over eight runs, and the over is going to cash here. 

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