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Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies - 6/6/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs
Date & Time Thursday June 6, 2019, 2:20 PM (EDT)
Wrigley Field
Chicago, Illinois
The Line
Chicago Cubs -132 / Colorado Rockies +122
TV Channel
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The Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs will meet up on the MLB diamond to finish their series Thursday.

The Cubs came up with a 6-3 win on Tuesday in the opener of this set, then in Wednesday’s game two Chicago fended off an onslaught in the late innings to squeak out 9-8.

For the Thursday game, the Rockies will be sending out Jon Gray in the start. Over his 72.1 innings and 5-4 record so far, Gray has a 4.11 ERA with 75 Ks and 28 BBs.

Colorado punched out seven runs int he sixth and seventh innings and actually out-hit Chicago 11-10 on the night Wednesday but couldn’t finish it off. David Dahl had a great night for the Rockies though, going 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, three RBI and two runs.

Over on the Cubs’ side, they’re going with Jose Quintana in the start Thursday. Over is 66.2 innings and 4-4 record so far, Quintana has a 3.78 ERA with 62 Ks and 20 BBs.

Chicago’s 10 hits were spread out pretty well Wednesday, but there was one big hitter in the game. That was David Bote, who crushed with a 4-for-4 line, a three-run homer and a whopping seven RBI.

The Rockies are 6-2 in their last eight in game three of a series and 4-0 in Gray’s last four starts in game three of a series. Colorado is 4-1 in Gray’s last five road starts and 7-2 in his last nine overall.

Meanwhile, the Cubs are 37-14 in their last 52 Thursday games and 21-8 in Quintana’s last 29 home starts. Chicago is 1-4 in Quintana’s last five starts and 14-5 in his last 19 in game three of a series.

Gray has a solid run of three starts under his belt right now, with five earned in a span of 19.0 innings on 14 hits in that time. It’s a nice turnaround from a choppy late April/early May for him.

As for Quintana, he is 0-3 across his last five starts, but in fairness he’s pitched decently for the most part during that run; he’s just not getting consistent run support.

Considering the way Chicago plays behind Quintana these days, I have to go Rockies here.

Colorado Rockies +122

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