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Alan Johnson out to silence Cubs bats in MLB contest

Chicago CubsColorado Rockies
April 17, 3:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Odds

7-7TEAM RECORD11-3

Chicago pays a visit to Colorado on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Rockies bats in baseball action at Coors Field.

The match puts starter Ryan Dempster for the Cubs on the hill facing Alan Johnson for the Rockies. Dempster brings a 1-2 mark to the game, while Johnson is 0-0 to date on the season.

View Chi Cubs vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Rockies as -135 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.5.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Colorado owns the No. 8 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.9 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Colorado has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Chicago, they were an 8-3 winner as they battled the Rockies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +157 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Rockies, an 8-3 final on Saturday in support of Casey Coleman at Coors Field.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing San Diego are 3-7
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Cubs at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Colorado is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to San Diego, Monday, April 18
Colorado home to San Francisco, Monday, April 18

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