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Casey Coleman, Jason Hammel take mound in Rockies vs Cubs tilt

Chicago CubsColorado Rockies
April 16, 8:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Odds

6-7TEAM RECORD11-2

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

For the Rockies, Jason Hammel gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cubs hitters off the base paths. He'll face Casey Coleman, 0-0 on the year.

View Chi Cubs vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rockies as -180 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 10 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado's National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.6 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.2 runs per game in the league. The Rockies have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cubs hitters have managed (9.3 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Colorado has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

The Cubs were a 5-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -149 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Jhoulys Chacin shut down the Cubs in their last game, striking out 7 in a 5-0 shutout over Chicago in baseball action at Coors Field.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

A few Cubs at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games on the road
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Colorado, Sunday, April 17

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