Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs Free MLB Picks

August 24, 2012


The Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Wrigley Field.
The Rockies will give the ball to starter Drew Pomeranz in this one. Lefthander Pomeranz is 1-7 this season with a 4.87 ERA.
Pomeranz’s opponent in this one will be Jeff Samardzija. The Cubs righthander has a 4.17 ERA to go along with a 8-11 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Rockies, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
Colorado was a 1-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Mets. They won as +140 underdogs, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Brewers on August 22. Bettors who backed the Brewers at -220 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Current streak:
Colorado has won 5 straight games.
Chicago has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Colorado: 50-73 SU
Chicago: 47-76 SU

Colorado most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado’s last 5 games
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs’s last 10 games
Chi Cubs are 12-3 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 9 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Colorado, Saturday, August 25

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