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MLB Game Preview - Cubs underdogs vs Rockies at Colorado

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Sep 27, 3:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Odds

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The Chicago Cubs will look to grab a road win when they take on the Rockies in Colorado at Coors Field on Thursday in baseball odds action.

Colorado sends Jhoulys Chacin out against Chris Volstad for the Cubs in this game. Chacin is 2-5 with a 4.73 ERA on the season, while Volstad is 3-10 on the year and has a 6.22 ERA.

View Chi Cubs vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Rockies as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 11 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rockies at No. 9 in the National League and the Cubs at No. 14 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 2 ranked National League offense (4.8 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the National League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Rockies have been averaging 9.4 hits per game, more than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Colorado has the National League's No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

The Cubs were a 6-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -136 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Cubs were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Colorado staff and losing 6-0 to the Rockies on Wednesday at Coors Field.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

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

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

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Arizona, Friday, September 28
Colorado at LA Dodgers, Friday, September 28

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