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Baseball Matchup - Chicago Cubs Colorado Rockies Odds Preview

Colorado RockiesChicago Cubs
Aug 25, 1:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs Odds

50-74TEAM RECORD48-76

The Chicago Cubs host Colorado on Saturday, looking to build on their 48-76 mark against the 50-74 Rockies in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

It's a pitching duel between Brooks Raley for the Cubs (1-2 on the year) and Alex White for Colorado (2-6 so far).

View Colorado vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Cubs as -110 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 999.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cubs, most recently No. 14 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rockies, who rate a National League No. 9 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Chicago's No. 15 ranked National League offense (3.7 runs per game) against a Rockies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 16 in the National League at 5.6 runs allowed per game. The Cubs have been averaging 8 hits per game, less than the Rockies have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).

Chicago owns the National League's No. 12 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's National League No. 16-rated defense.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Cubs on August 24. Bettors who backed the Cubs at -159 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Colorado suffered a 5-3 loss against Chicago on Friday, as Drew Pomeranz wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Rockies at Cubs trends to consider:
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games at home

Next up:
Colorado at Chi Cubs, Sunday, August 26