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MLB betting line favors Cubs over Rockies

Colorado RockiesChicago Cubs
May 13, 8:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The Chicago Cubs look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Rockies arrive at Wrigley Field on Monday.

Juan Nicasio, with a record of 3-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Rockies, while the Cubs trot Travis Wood to the mound in this one. He is 3-2 so far in 2013.

View Colorado vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-120 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 999 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Cubs sit at No. 6 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rockies sit at a National League No. 4 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Chicago's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Rockies offense rated No. 1 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The Cubs have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rockies hitters have managed (9.2 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rockies own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

The Rockies were an 8-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +145 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Colorado got the job done in their last match in an 8-2 victory over St. Louis on Sunday at Busch Stadium behind starter Jorge De La Rosa.

In their last action, Chicago was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Nationals. Bettors on Chicago at +159 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Washington on Sunday at Nationals Park behind starter Scott Feldman.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

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

A few Rockies at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games
Chi Cubs are 14-4 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, May 14