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Cubs open as moneyline underdog vs Rockies

Chicago CubsColorado Rockies
July 20, 8:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Odds

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The Colorado Rockies look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Cubs arrive at Coors Field on Saturday.

Colorado sends Juan Nicasio out against Carlos Villanueva for the Cubs in this game. Nicasio is 5-4 with a 4.89 ERA on the season, while Villanueva is 1-4 on the year and has a 3.73 ERA.

View Chi Cubs vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Rockies in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -154 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 10 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Rockies) and the No. 8 (Cubs) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 11 in the National League at 8.3 hits per game. That compares with Colorado’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Colorado has the National League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

The Cubs were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +134 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Colorado on Friday at Coors Field behind starter Jeff Samardzija.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing Colorado are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Cubs at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
Colorado is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Colorado, Sunday, July 21