Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs Prediction MLB Picks 4/2/24

Chicago Cubs (2-2) vs Colorado Rockies (1-4)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at 7:40 pm (Wrigley Field)

Javier Assad (0-0) (0.00) vs Kyle Freeland (0-1) (38.57)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -190 / Colorado Rockies +174 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs meet Tuesday in MLB action from Wrigley Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs prediction.

Colorado Rockies Team Preview

The Colorado Rockies come into this one looking to rebound from a 5-0 loss to the Cubs in Monday’s series opener. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 3 RBIs along with 4 hits including a double and a triple while Ryan McMahon has a team-high 7 hits with a team-best .389 batting average. Nolan Jones and Kris Bryant share the dubious distinction of leading Colorado with 8 strikeouts up to this point in the year. Kyle Freeland will get the start for the Rockies here and is 0-1 with a 38.57 ERA and 2 strikeouts this season. The Rockies will meet the Rays following this series.

Colorado Rockies Team Facts

  • The Rockies have lost 14 of their last 15 road games.
  • The Rockies have covered the run line in each of their last seven night games at Wrigley Field following a road loss.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Rockies' last four night games against National League opponents.
  • The Rockies have led after 5 innings in four of their last six games as underdogs against NL Central opponents.
  • The Rockies have lost the first inning in each of their last four night games against National League opponents.

Chicago Cubs Team Preview

The Chicago Cubs come into this game looking to build on Monday’s series-opening win over the Rockies. Cody Bellinger has a team-high 4 RBIs while Christopher Morel and Dansby Swanson each have a home run and 3 RBIs with Morel leading the Cubbies with 7 hits and a .412 batting average in addition to logging a triple. Yan Gomes, Michael Busch and Nico Hoerner all share Chicago’s team lead with 4 strikeouts as well this season. Javier Assad will get the start for the Cubs and make his season debut after going 5-3 with a 3.05 ERA and 94 strikeouts last season. The Cubs will face the Dodgers after this series.

Chicago Cubs Team Facts

  • The home team has won each of the last six games between the Rockies and Cubs.
  • The Cubs have failed to cover the run line in seven of their last eight night games against NL West opponents following a win.
  • The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Cubs' last nine Tuesday games at Wrigley Field.
  • The Cubs have led after 3 innings in each of their last five Tuesday games.
  • The Cubs have trailed after 5 innings in six of their last nine games as favorites against NL West opponents.

Rockies vs. Cubs Prediction

I’m on the Cubs here. I just don’t trust the Rockies offense (or lack thereof) as far as I can throw it and even if the offense were to show up, I’m not sure it would be enough considering how bad Freeland was in his season debut. I’m sure he’ll work things out eventually, but right now, Colorado’s living up to the billing that I expected them to, which is to be one of the worst teams in baseball this season. The Cubs are a team I’m still trying to gauge, but right now, the Cubs are the better team by a fair margin and I’ll roll with them here.

Chris’s Pick Chicago Cubs -1.5

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