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Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs - 4/22/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Chicago Cubs (9-9) at Colorado Rockies (12-10)
Date & Time Sunday April 22, 2018, 3:10 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Colorado Rockies +114 / Chicago Cubs -124 --- Over/Under: 11
TV Channel
NSCH, ATRM
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MLB | Chicago Cubs (9-9) at Colorado Rockies (12-10)
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The Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies meet Sunday in MLB action at Coors Field.

The Chicago Cubs need a victory here to get a game above a .500 record. The Cubs have scored 26 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last nine games. The Chicago Cubs have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with 22 hits and 11 RBI while Willson Contreras and Javier Baez have combined for 38 hits and 26 RBI. Jose Quintana gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 8.16 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. Quintana is 1-0 with a 3.65 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored 12 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Colorado Rockies have won five of their last six games when scoring more than two runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Rockies with 26 hits and 11 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 38 hits and 23 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 4.34 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Marquez is 1-0 with a 0.82 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 9-4 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series, 5-1 in Quintanas last 6 Sunday starts and 9-3 in Quintanas last 12 starts. The Rockies are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. National League Central, 10-3 in Marquezs last 13 home starts and 2-5 in Marquezs last 7 Sunday starts. The over is 19-9 in the last 28 meetings in Colorado and the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

Marquez has allowed just three hits and two earned runs in his last nine innings, while Quintana has given up six or more runs in two of his three starts and is allowing a batting average of .291 this season. Those aren't numbers you want to see from your pitcher when heading to Coors. Quintana has allowed 13 runs this season in 14.1 innings and has walked 10 batters. I'd gladly take the Rockies and the plus money at home.

Pick:
Colorado Rockies +114

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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