|MLB Rockies vs. Cubs Picks & Predictions for Saturday, August 25|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Saturday, 25 August 2012 09:00|
Saturday MLB Free Pick
CHICAGO, IL (ATS Consultants) – This is the second game of a three-game series. The Cubs won the first game, 5-3 in the afternoon on Friday. Alex White takes the mound for the Rockies against Brooks Raley for the Cubs. The opening pitch starts at 1:05pmET from Wrigley Field in Chicago.
ODDS: The oddsmakers have installed the Cubs as a -110 favorite over the Rockies. The total is 7.5 in most books. The Rockies come in with a 50-74 overall record and are 64-55 Over, while the Cubs are 48-76 overall and are 57-63 Under.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Cubs opened as a -110 favorite and remained there in most books. The total started at 7.5 and remained there in most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 53% of public bettors favor the Cubs. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.
MLB FREE PICK: Take Colorado over Chicago. According to the latest MLB trends, the Rockies are 7-1 in their last 8 games as an underdog, 5-1 in their last 6 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game, 5-1 in their last 6 overall and are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road underdog. Cubs are 3-7 in their last 10 vs. a team with a losing record, 12-30 in their last 42 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game, 8-20 in their last 28 overall, 7-20 in their last 27 games vs. a right-handed starter, 1-6 in their last 7 vs. National League West and are 0-5 in their last 5 games following a win. The Rockiets are playing very good baseball. Despite losing 5-3 on Friday, they had won five straight games. The Cubs send Brooks Raley to the mound, who was pummeled by Cincinnati in his last start (9-7 loss).
SATURDAY MLB FREE PICK: COLORADO ROCKIES –103