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Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Betting Matchup Report

Colorado RockiesChicago Cubs
May 14, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs Odds

20-18TEAM RECORD16-22

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Colorado duelling Chicago on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

Chicago sends Carlos Villanueva out against Jeff Francis for the Rockies in this game. Villanueva is 1-2 with a 3.02 ERA on the season, while Francis is 1-3 on the year and has a 6.90 ERA.

View Colorado vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Rockies listed as underdogs of +-128 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 999, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cubs at No. 6 in the National League and the Rockies at No. 4 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.5 hits per game. The Rockies average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's National League No. 10-rated defense.

The Rockies were a 9-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rockies endured a 9-1 loss at the hands of the Cubs on Monday, with Juan Nicasio throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 2-8
After playing Colorado are 2-8
After a win are 5-5

A few Rockies at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games on the road
Colorado is 11-5 SU in their last 16 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Chi Cubs, Wednesday, May 15