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Cubs vs Rockies Baseball Game Preview

Chicago CubsColorado Rockies
July 19, 8:40 PM | GrassCoors Field

Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Odds

42-51TEAM RECORD46-50

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

Jeff Samardzija, with a record of 5-9 on the season, gets the ball for the Cubs, while the Rockies trot Jorge De La Rosa to the mound in this one. He is 9-5 so far in 2013.

View Chi Cubs vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Rockies as -140 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado's National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Rockies have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Colorado, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the National League at home, scoring 5.2 runs per game.

The Cubs were a 10-6 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -153 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago suffered a 10-6 loss against St. Louis on Sunday, as Travis Wood wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

In their last action, Colorado was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Dodgers. Bettors on Colorado at +125 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Rockies enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Dodgers on Sunday, with Jhoulys Chacin throwing 6 innings of 6-hit ball at Dodger Stadium.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Cubs at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
Colorado is 10-1 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Colorado's last 12 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Colorado, Saturday, July 20