Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 12, 2019, 3:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Cubs -156 / Colorado Rockies +135 -- Over/Under: 12.5
The Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies meet Wednesday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Cubs have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Chicago Cubs have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 77 hits and 44 RBI while Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant have combined for 129 hits and 83 RBI. Cole Hamels gets the ball, and he is 5-2 with a 3.24 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Hamels is 4-4 with a 3.20 ERA and 67 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Colorado Rockies have won 11 of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 86 hits and 57 RBI while Trevor Story and David Dahl have combined for 143 hits and 72 RBI. Antonio Senzatela gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 4.95 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. Senzatela is 1-0 with a 7.50 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 7-1 in their last 8 Wednesday games, 11-5 in their last 16 during game 3 of a series and 9-3 in Hamels' last 12 starts. The Rockies are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 9-3 in their last 12 Wednesday games and 52-25 in their last 77 home games. The Cubs are 10-21 in the last 31 meetings in Colorado and 2-6 in the last 8 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Senzatela's last 5 starts overall. The over is 7-2 in Hamels' last 9 road starts.
Hamels has allowed five hits and zero earned runs in his last 15 innings and the Cubs have won nine of his last 12 starts. Senzatela has allowed four earned runs in his last 18 innings, but he has a 5.22 ERA and a .281 allowed batting average at home this season. In 40 at bats against current Cubs hitters, Senzatela is giving up a .325 batting average and seven RBI. While the Rockies and the plus money is always an intriguing option at Coors where games can feel like a toss-up, the Cubs have a clear pitching advantage in this contest. I'll lay the reasonable juice with the visiting team.