Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs - 4/20/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (7-8) at Colorado Rockies (11-9)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 20, 2018 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
K Hendricks (0-1) (3.71) vs. Jon Gray (1-3) (6.23)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -105 / Chicago Cubs -105 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
MLB comes to Coors Field Friday where the Chicago Cubs visit the Colorado Rockies.
The Chicago Cubs are looking to string a few wins together and Thursday’s 8-5 victory versus St. Louis could be the start. Chicago starter Jon Lester allowed two hits and an unearned run through six frames with Eddie Butler giving up four runs in the 7th without recording an out.
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The Cubs racked up 14 hits and three walks with Jason Heyward going 2-4 with a homer, two RBI’s and two runs. Chicago saw Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber drive in two runs apiece while Javier Baez scored twice.
Right hander Kyle Hendricks gets Friday’s starting assignment at the Rockies. Hendricks took a 6-1 defeat last time out versus Pittsburgh with two runs scoring on solo home runs over six frames.
The Colorado Rockies have been playing well with wins in six of eight although the team dropped a 10-2 decision at Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Colorado struggled on the mound with Kyle Freeland allowing five runs over four frames with Scott Oberg and Mike Dunn giving up a combined five runs.
The Rockies mustered seven hits and walked three times with Chris Iannetta cracking a solo homer while Ian Desmond driving in Gerardo Parra. The Rockies send Jon Gray to the bump to face the visiting Cubs on Friday night. Gray comes off of a 6-2 loss at Washington where he was charged with five runs on eight hits through 5.2 innings.
Under is 7-3 in Chicago last 10 Friday games and Chicago are 1-7 in Hendricks' last 8 Friday starts and under is 9-2 in Hendricks' last 11 on grass. Colorado are 6-2 in their last 8 overall and are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass and are 2-6 in their last 8 home games. Chicago are 8-18 in the last 26 meetings in Colorado.
I think Chicago has an edge on the hill although Colorado has the better offense but I’m not really feeling the need to bet this one…