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Rockies vs Cubs Odds & Picks (Sep. 16)

Quinn Allen

by Quinn Allen in MLB Baseball

Sep 15, 2022 · 5:23 PM PDT

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman delivering a pitch to home plate
Sep 4, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (0) pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Rockies and Cubs begin a three-game set on Friday, September 16th
  • Chicago is a -130 moneyline favorite
  • The Rockies vs Cubs odds, preview, and betting prediction can be found below

Two teams in the NL gutter will meet on Friday for the series opener of a three-game set as the Colorado Rockies (62-81, 22-47 away) visit the Chicago Cubs (61-82, 30-42 home) at Wrigley Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 2:20 PM ET.

A pair of right-handers take to the mound in Friday’s MLB lineups. The Rockies go with German Marquez, while Marcus Stroman is on the hill for the Cubbies.

Rockies vs Cubs Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Colorado Rockies +110 TBD TBD
Chicago Cubs -130 TBD TBD

Odds as of September 15th at Caesars Sportsbook. Claim a Caesars Sportsbook promo code

The Cubs are -130 home favorites on the moneyline on Friday with the Rockies a +110 underdog. Largely due to the fickle weather at Wrigley, the run total and runline are still off the board as of Thursday night.

In four meetings between the Cubs and Rockies this season, each team has won two games apiece.

 

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Colorado vs Chicago Probable Pitchers

It’s been a miserable season for Marquez, who is 8-10 with a dismal 5.25 ERA in 27 starts. While he’s struggled with command (56 BBs in 157.2 innings) Marquez is honestly just getting hit around. He surrendered nine earned runs in his last outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks, exiting after four innings.

However, prior to that, Marquez actually had a decent run. He gave up more than two earned just twice in seven starts. The Cubs did absolutely light him up earlier in the campaign though, tagging the 27-year-old for 10 hits and four earned runs in 4.1 frames.

Marquez vs Stroman

German Marquez
VS
Marcus Stroman
8-10 Record 3-7
5.25 ERA 3.91
157.2 Innings Pitched 112.2
126 Strikeouts 94
56 BB 30

Stroman’s record doesn’t look great at 3-7, but he’s battled this year. The veteran owns a 3.91 ERA in 112.2 innings, striking out 94 and allowing just 30 walks. He usually gives Chicago a minimum of five frames per start, but his most recent outing was much different.

The former Duke standout surrendered four earned on seven hits against the Giants, getting chased after just four innings. Unfortunately, his lone start vs. Colorado in 2022 was very rough. They scored five runs off him in four frames.

Rockies Playing Well Lately

At 62-81, the Rox are last in the NL West and way out of contention. But, Colorado is playing a lot better lately, going 6-4 in their last 10, including five wins in their previous seven contests.

The Rockies wrapped up a quick two-game set with the White Sox on Wednesday and blanked them 3-0. Kyle Freeland outdueled AL Cy Young odds candidate Dylan Cease on the hill in a very impressive performance from the southpaw.

Cubs Come in Hot

Chicago is also playing solid baseball lately. They just played the ultimate spoiler against the New York Mets, sweeping them in three-game including a 6-3 victory on Wednesday. Better yet, it was all on the road.

Drew Smyly through a gem while the offense quickly jumped on David Peterson, putting up six runs in the top of the first. P.J. Higgins went 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs. Nelson Velazquez also registered two hits on the day.

COL vs CHC – Last 10 Games

Date Home Team Away Team Score
04/17/22 Rockies Cubs CHC, 6-4
04/16/22 Rockies Cubs COL, 9-6
04/15/22 Rockies Cubs COL, 6-5
04/14/22 Rockies Cubs CHC, 5-2
08/25/21 Cubs Rockies COL, 13-10
08/25/21 Cubs Rockies COL, 5-2
08/23/21 Cubs Rockies CHC, 6-4
08/05/21 Rockies Cubs COL, 6-5
08/04/21 Rockies Cubs CHC, 3-2
08/03/21 Rockies Cubs COL, 13-6

Rockies vs Cubs Pick

Both of these pitchers are coming off rough outings, but there is one reason I’m liking Colorado. Stroman’s ERA skyrockets to 7.11 at home. Marquez meanwhile, owns a 3.58 ERA on the road. With that in mind, take the underdog on the moneyline.

Pick: Colorado (+110)

 

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