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MLB BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies

The Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Coors Field.

The Cubs will give the ball to starter Jeff Samardzija in this one. Righthander Samardzija is 5-9 this season with a 4.06 ERA.

It'll be Jorge De La Rosa toeing the rubber for the Rockies in this contest. Lefthander De La Rosa is 9-5 with a 3.21 ERA so far this season.

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.

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.

Team records:
Chicago: 42-51 SU
Colorado: 46-50 SU

Chicago most recently:
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 most recently:
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 trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 12 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs's 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:
Colorado home to Chi Cubs, Saturday, July 20