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Hammel Flawless Since the All-Star Break

There has been no hotter pitcher in baseball since the All-Star break than Jason Hammel. The Chicago Cubs’ pitcher is 6-0 with a 0.95 ERA in six starts since the unofficial midway point of the season – which includes not allowing a single run in his past three starts. Hammel will take the bump for the Cubs when they take on the Colorado Rockies Sunday.

SHARK BITES
  • The Cubs are 5-1 against the runline in their past six games.
  • The Rockies are 4-9 in their past 13 games.
  • Nolan Arenado has been held hitless in seven of the Rockies’ past 10 games.

Jorge De La Rosa has implemented a bend-not-break method in his recent outings. De La Rosa has posted a solid 3.38 ERA across his past five starts but has surrendered at least six hits in three of those games.

The Cubs have actually struggled when they visit Coors Field, as they have gone just 5-15 in their past 22 trips to Colorado. Kris Bryant has not been affected by these woes, as the youngster is 5-for-11 with five RBIs so far this series.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Colorado Rockies as 140 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 11.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 7.3-3.1 win for the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Colorado Rockies sport a record of 59-64 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 78-44 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Colorado vs Chicago injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 7-ranked Colorado Rockies and the No. 1-rated Chicago Cubs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Colorado Rockies No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.28 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5.14 runs per game. The Rockies have averaged 9.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.77 per nine innings).

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 at home, scoring 6.21 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago rolled to a 9-2 win against Colorado on Saturday, as Mike Montgomery and the Cubs' bats led the team to victory at Coors Field.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Colorado is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Colorado is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games
  • Colorado is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at San Diego, Monday, August 22nd
Colorado at Milwaukee, Monday, August 22nd

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