Cubs vs. Rockies Saturday Pick

Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies, 4/21/2018 Prediction & Odds

After pounding the Colorado Rockies in Denver last night, will the Chicago Cubs make it two in a row with another victory on Saturday? These two teams will continue their series at 8:10 p.m. ET.

Game Snapshot & Odds

959 Chicago Cubs (-143) at 960 Colorado Rockies (+120); 10 runs

Saturday, April 21, 2018

8:10 p.m. ET, Coors Field


Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbook YouWager currently list the Cubs as a -143 favorite. As of this writing, 71% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cubs to beat the Rockies on the money line. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Darvish off to a rough start for new team

Yu Darvish was touched up for four runs on nine hits and four walks over just 4 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Braves.

Darvish seemed to be unnerved after getting called for a balk in the fifth inning. After striking out Freddie Freeman for the second out of the frame, he threw a wild pitch to allow the first run of the game to come home. The righty then surrendered three straight hits, punctuated by Preston Tucker's three-run long ball.

Darvish has now posted two clunkers sandwiched around a nice outing. He'll hope for better results against the Cardinals in his next start.

Rockies Anderson walks six but has competitive start vs. Nats

Tyler Anderson was able to allow just one run in 4 2/3 innings despite walking six on Sunday in a no-decision against the Nationals. Anderson allowed just two hits -- one of them a solo blast by Bryce Harper -- and he also struck out six.

Still, he's very fortunate to have allowed just one run, as he threw only 47 of his 94 pitches for strikes. He'll look to keep missing bats but keep the walks to a dull roar against the Cubs on Saturday.

MLB Betting Trends


Despite their win on Friday night, the Cubs are just 9-18 in their last 26 games in Colorado and 2-4 in their last six games versus the Rockies overall.


The Rockies are now just 2-7 in their last nine home games.


This isn't a horrible price on the Cubs. Perhaps it's because Darvish has struggled but I'll lay the -143 on the money line. Darvish is going to get right at some point and while pitching at Coors Field is a bitch, the Cubs are also swinging some hot sticks the past couple of days. The Rockies, for whatever reason, are just 1-6 at home this year, too.


The Pick: Chicago Cubs -143


MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Rays vs. Dodgers Game 6 Prediction Game 6 between the Rays and Dodgers will take place on Tuesday night at 8:08 p.m. ET from Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas as L.A. attempts to win its first...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Rays Game 3 Prediction With the series evened at one game apiece, the Dodgers and Rays will meet in Game 3 of the 2020 World Series on Friday night at 8:08 p.m. ET. With the Dodgers once...
Thumbnail Rays vs. Dodgers Game 2 Prediction The Dodgers took Game 1 of the 2020 World Series 8-3 and cashed as a large favorite over the underdog Rays. The over also hit easily as L.A.’s bats came alive in the...
Thumbnail Rays vs. Dodgers Game 1 Prediction Game 1 of the 2020 World Series takes place tonight at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX as the Dodgers take on the Rays at 8:09 p.m. ET. With Tyler Glasnow set to...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Rays Game 6 Prediction The Astros have rallied back in the ALCS to win a pair of games but they still trail the Rays three games to two and still face elimination on Friday evening when...