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Cubs face Colorado Rockies: MLB odds preview and stats

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April 15, 8:40 PM | GrassCoors Field

Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Odds

6-6TEAM RECORD10-2

Colorado will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Chicago Cubs pay a visit to Coors Field.

Jhoulys Chacin will take the mound for Colorado, and he'll carry a 2-0 record into the contest. Matt Garza gets the ball for Chicago; he's 0-1 so far this season.

View Chi Cubs vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rockies were listed as -150 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier on Monday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 4 ranked National League offense (5.7 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 5.2 runs allowed per game. The Rockies have been averaging 9.3 hits per game, less than the Cubs have managed so far this season (9.6 hits on average).

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. 13 mark in runs allowed.

The Cubs were a 9-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -102 on the moneyline, while the total score (14) was good news for OVER bettors. The Cubs enjoyed a 9-5 victory at the expense of the Astros on Wednesday, with Carlos Zambrano throwing 5 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at Minute Maid Park.

The Rockies were a 9-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rockies grabbed a win last time out, defeating Chris Capuano and the Mets 9-4 on Thursday at Citi Field.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 4-6
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Cubs at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's 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 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Colorado, Saturday, April 16

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