Cubs vs. Rockies Saturday Pick
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
Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:10 p.m. ET, Coors Field
TV: CSNC (CHC); ATTR (COL)
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