Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/28/14
Colorado Rockies (43-60) at Chicago Cubs (42-60)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 28, 2014 at 8:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
Yohan Flande (L) (0-2) (7.204) vs. Tsuyoshi Wada (L) (0-1) (5.000)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -123 / Colorado Rockies +113 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, CSN-CHI
The Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies begin a four-game series at Wrigley Field on Monday.
The Rockies are 3-6 since the All Star break and are 18 games below a .500 record. As it’s been the case all season, the Rockies pitching has been dreadful, allowing four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. Overall, the Rockies have the worst ERA in baseball at 4.96. Offensively, Charlie Blackmon has 16 hits in his last 10 games and Nolan Arenado has homered three times in his last five games. Yohan Flande takes the hill, and he’s 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA and has seven strikeouts in 20 innings. This is Flande’s first career game against the Cubs.
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The Cubs are 2-7 since the All Star break and 19 games below a .500 record. The Cubs pitching staff has been absolutely awful over the last couple of weeks, allowing four or more runs in 14 of their last 17 games. The Cubs have lost seven of their last eight games when that’s the case and overall they have an ERA of 3.95. Offensively, Anthony Rizzo has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games and Luis Valbuena has homered twice in his last five games. Starting is Tsuyoshi Wada, who is 0-1 with a 5.00 ERA and has seven strikeouts in nine innings. This is Wada’s first career game against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 5-17 in their last 22 during game 1 of a series and 0-4 in Flandes last 4 starts overall. The Cubs are 9-3 in their last 12 during game 1 of a series and 1-6 in their last 7 games as a home favorite. The Rockies are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Chicago.
Both teams have rookie pitchers on the mound and both teams have been horrible all season. I'll take the Rockies for the plus money considering this game could go either way.