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Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies 08/05/2021 Game Analysis, Baseball Tips and Forecast
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Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies 08/05/2021 – The Chicago Cubs took out the Rockies in their last game with a final score of 3-2. The Cubs are keen on making it past opponents but the betting odds have not been in their favor. Chicago is sitting at the fourth spot in the NL Central Division play and is just a few games behind the Cardinals. Colorado Rockies are way behind the Padres in the NL West Division while they remain ahead of the Diamondbacks. The Rockies are close to 15 games behind the .500 mark. Both teams are struggling to make ends meet with their poor performance.
Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies 08/05/2021
The Chicago Cubs have won a total of 52 games and dropped 57 in return. Chicago is five games behind the .500 mark and is all set to turn in Jake Arrieta to the mound as their starter. Arrieta is holding a 5-10 record on the season with an ERA of 6.20. The Cubs were unsuccessful with Arrieta in his last five starts. Overall, he has surrendered 23 runs in a span of 14 innings. Patrick Wisdom went deep from the plate in their victory last night.
Players to watch: Willson Contreras C (GP 96, AB 321, R 45, H 75, 2B 13, 3B 0, HR 17, RBI 38, TB 139, BB 43, SO 104, SB 4, AVG 0.234, OBP 0.344, SLG 0.433, OPS 0.777, WAR 3.3), Ian Happ CF (GP 95, AB 274, R 31, H 49, 2B 9, 3B 0, HR 11, RBI 27, TB 91, BB 41, SO 92, SB 1, AVG 0.179, OBP 0.292, SLG 0.332, OPS 0.625, WAR 0).
The Colorado Rockies are experiencing major trouble in scoring more than two runs from the plate. The Rockies seem to have a slow pace on the field and their overall team will need to open up in terms of performance. German Marquez will be sent to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a 9-8 record on the season with an ERA of 3.51. Marquez gave up two runs in a span of six innings that led to a victory against the Padres in his last outing.
Players to watch: Raimel Tapia LF (GP 104, AB 379, R 60, H 109, 2B 22, 3B 0, HR 5, RBI 44, TB 146, BB 32, SO 57, SB 19, AVG 0.288, OBP 0.341, SLG 0.385, OPS 0.726, WAR 1.6), Ryan McMahon 2B (GP 99, AB 349, R 60, H 91, 2B 20, 3B 1, HR 17, RBI 55, TB 164, BB 37, SO 103, SB 4, AVG 0.261, OBP 0.332, SLG 0.47, OPS 0.802, WAR 3.3).
Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs’ last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado’s last 5 games.
Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Betting Picks
The Cubs are missing out on second base Nico Hoerner due to his injury with a right oblique strain. Chicago is holding the 20th rank in OPS and runs scored. The Rockies are holding the 16th rank in OPS and 17th in runs scored. The MLB predictions favor Colorado to win this game and cover.
Score Prediction: Rockies 6, Cubs 4.