Rockies vs. Cubs - 8/20/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (77-44) at Colorado Rockies (59-63)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)
Mike Montgomery (4-5) (2.43) vs. J. Hoffman
The Line: Colorado Rockies +135 / Chicago Cubs -160 --- Over/Under: 12 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies play game two of their series Saturday night.
The Chicago Cubs look to keep rolling after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Cubs have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine straight games. The Chicago Cubs offense continues to produce, and they’ve won 12 of their last 15 games when scoring more than three runs. Kris Bryant leads Chicago with 137 hits, Anthony Rizzo has 87 RBI and Ben Zobrist has 13 home runs. Mike Montgomery gets the nod, and he’s 4-5 with a 2.43 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. This will be Montgomery’s first career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Rockies have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Colorado Rockies offense also continues to rake, and they’ve split their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 147 this, Charlie Blackmon has 60 RBI and Carlos Gonzalez has 23 home runs. Jeff Hoffman will make his major league debut when he takes the hill here. Hoffman was 11-14 with a 3.56 ERA and 199 strikeouts in his minor league career.
The Cubs are 38-18 in their last 56 during game 2 of a series and 2-6 in their last 8 Saturday games. The Rockies are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games. The Cubs are 6-14 in the last 20 meetings in Colorado.
Hoffman is making his major league debut against the best team in baseball and that hasn't lost much in the month of August. Uh, good luck kid. This line is actually somewhat resonable. Give me the Cubs for the bounce back victory.