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Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (6-4) at Chicago Cubs (8-2)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

C Bergman (0-0) (12.00) vs. J Arrieta (2-0) (1.93)

The Line: Chicago Cubs -250 / Colorado Rockies +240 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CSN-Chicago, ROOT-Rocky Mountain

The Chicago Cubs look to even their series with the visiting Colorado Rockies on Saturday.

The Colorado Rockies usually depend on their scoring to win games but in the series opener at the Chicago Cubs the pitching was also a major contributor. The Rockies opened the series with a 6-1 victory on Friday behind a great effort on the bump from Chad Bettis who gave up three hits and three walks over six innings to pick up the win. The Rockies offense didn’t waste the great pitching with a ten hit, three walk attack doing the damage. Gerardo Parra and Tony Wolters gave Colorado an RBI and a run each while Nolan Arenado  scored a pair of runs. After a pair of relief appearances to kickoff 2016, Christian Bergman gets his first start for the Colorado Rockies. Bergman has given the Rockies three innings out of the pen and is 0-1 with an ERA of 12.

Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/16/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Chicago Cubs are off to a quick start to the season with enough pitching and hitting almost every time they take the field. Friday wasn’t a good day for the Cubs in any phase as the work on the mound and plate were nowhere to be found. Starter Kyle Hendricks allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits through six innings and that was far too much for the Cubbies offense to contend with. Chicago mustered just four hits and four free passes with pinch hitter Tommy La Stella driving in Jorge Soler who had doubled in the 7th inning. Jake Arrieta starts his third game for the Chicago Cubs versus the visiting Colorado Rockies in Saturday action. Arrieta is coming off of a 7-3 victory at the Arizona Diamondbacks  where he allowed all three runs on eight hits in seven frames.

Colorado are 2-8 in their last 10 Saturday games and the over is 7-3 in their last 10 overall while going  7-3 in their last 10 on grass. Chicago are 28-10 in their last 38 home games and  are 57-24 in their last 81 overall while going  57-24 in their last 81 games on grass. Colorado are 16-35 in the last 51 meetings in Chicago. If the Cubs are going to bounce back, then I would say Arrieta is a good guy to have on the mound…

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