Rockies vs. Cubs - 8/21/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (78-44) at Colorado Rockies (59-64)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 4:10 pm (Coors Field)
J Hammel (13-5) (2.75) vs. J De La Rosa (7-7) (5.29)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +140 / Chicago Cubs -150 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies play a rubber game Sunday afternoon.
The Chicago Cubs look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Cubs have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 straight games. The Chicago Cubs offense continues to crush, and they’ve won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Kris Bryant leads Chicago with 139 hits, Anthony Rizzo has 87 RBI and Ben Zobrist has 14 home runs. Jason Hammel gets the nod, and he’s 13-5 with a 2.75 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season. This will be Hammel’s second career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Rockies have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The Colorado Rockies offense also continues to hit, and they’ve split their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 147 hits, Charlie Blackmon has 60 RBI and Carlos Gonzalez has 23 home runs. Jorge De La Rosa takes the hill, and he’s 7-7 with a 5.29 ERA and 76 strikeouts this season. De La Rosa is 3-0 with a 3.30 ERA and 50 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 7-1 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series and 6-0 in Hammels last 6 starts. The Rockies are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in De La Rosas last 6 starts. The Cubs are 6-15 in the last 21 meetings in Colorado.
Both clubs are hitting well, but Hammel has been the far more consistent pitcher over De La Rosa. Have to side with the Cubs here even if the price is a tad bit high in a park where anyone can win any given day.