Cubs at Rockies Prediction - MLB Picks 9/13/23
Colorado Rockies (52-92) vs Chicago Cubs (78-68)
Game Info: Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
Ty Blach (2-1) (4.58) vs Jameson Taillon (7-9) (5.40)
Betting Odds: Colorado Rockies +152 / Chicago Cubs -168 --- Over/Under: 11.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs will meet in Denver for their series finale this Wednesday from Coors Field. Colorado struck back in game two with a two-run victory, 6-4.
Cubs Preview & Projected Starter
Chicago comes in at 78-68 after falling to Colorado. The Cubs came up a bit short last night, and they’ll look to leave Denver with a series victory here in game three. The Chicago offense is scoring 4.12 runs per game, while batting .243, with a .323 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.18 ERA, with a 1.28 WHIP.
Jameson Taillon (7-9, 5.27 ERA, 122 Ks) will get the call for Chicago. The eighth-year pitcher came thru with one of his finer outings of the season, tossing a season-high nine strikeouts over six scoreless frames en route to a Cubs win. Taillon has turned things around after a slow start in the Windy City, and he’ll attempt to keep things going versus a slumping Rockies team this Wednesday. Taillon is 4-3, with a 5.58 ERA through 12 road starts this season.
Cubs Player Trends & Props
• Cody Bellinger has totaled multiple bases in three of his last four games, and he’s leading the Cubs in batting (.317), home runs (25) and RBI (89).
• Dansby Swanson has multiple hits in four straight games, and he’s posting splits of .254/20/73.
• Nico Hoerner brings an eight-game hit streak into this contest, and he leads Chicago in hits (159), with RBI (62).
• Christopher Morel has homered in two of the last three games, and he’s up to 22 homers and 66 RBI for the season.
Rockies Preview & Projected Starter
Colorado moved to 52-92 after defeating Colorado. The Rockies snapped a five-game skid with the game two victory, and they’ll look to steal another one from the Cubs on Wednesday. The Colorado offense is scoring 4.5 runs per game, while batting .256, with a .317 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.70 ERA, with a 1.43 WHIP.
Ty Blach (2-1, 4.58 ERA, 57 Ks) will get the call for Colorado. The Denver native had a tough time in Bay last weekend, allowing four runs thru five innings pitched. Blach has now allowed three runs or more in four of seven appearances since the start of August, and he’ll now have to deal with a tough Cubs lineup here at Coors. Blach is 2-0, with a 4.62 ERA over eight home appearances this season.
Rockies Player Trends & Props
• Ryan McMahon leads Colorado in hits (124), home runs (22), and RBI (69), despite only tallying a hit in four of the last ten games.
• Elias Diaz has recorded a hit in eight of the previous ten games, and he’s posting splits of .272/14/68.
• Charlie Blackmon doubled in the game two loss, and he’s batting .279, with 36 RBI thru 76 games.
• Ezequiel Tovar is hitless through his last four games, so he could be due soon, and he’s hitting .250, with fifteen homers and 64 runs batted in.
Corey’s Free Pick
Chicago remains two games up in the NL Wild Card race, but with a trip to the desert looming this weekend to face the Diamondbacks, there should be some urgency to put this one into the win column. Colorado’s season is pretty much over, and although they do fight well at home, the Cubs need this one more. Let’s back the playoff hunting club here, and give the Over a look here mid-day.