Rockies vs. Cubs Tuesday Prediction

Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs, 5/1/2018 Prediction & Odds

After a low-scoring Game 1 of the series, will Tuesday night's Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs gave turn into more of a shootout for bettors? The two teams will meet again at 8:05 p.m. ET from Wrigley Field.

Game Snapshot & Odds

959 Colorado Rockies (+150) at 960 Chicago Cubs (-165)

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

8:05 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field

TV: COL (ATTR); CHC (WGN)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Cubs as a -165 favorite. As of this writing, 70% 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.

Rockies' Gray pitches six scoreless innings in win over Padres

Jon Gray hurled six shutout frames Wednesday in the Rockies’ win over the Padres. He racked up 11 punch-outs while allowing just three hits (all singles) and one walk. The right-hander threw 65 of his season-high 101 pitches for strikes. The only time San Diego posed even a remote threat came in the fourth inning when Gray yielded a one-out walk to Carlos Asuaje followed by a single to Wil Myers. The victory ended a three-game slide for Gray. The big right-hander will take an ugly 5.79 ERA into his next start Tuesday against the Cubs.

Cubs' Hendricks fires seven scoreless innings in win vs. Brewers

Kyle Hendricks was dominant in Thursday's victory over the Brewers, scattering four hits over seven shutout innings. The right-hander punched out five on the night and didn't walk a batter. He needed to be every bit as good too, as Chase Anderson gave up just one run on the other side of the diamond. With the victory, Hendricks improves to 2-1 with a 3.10 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 24/7 K/BB ratio through 29 innings on the season. He'll try to replicate this fine effort when he does battle against the Rockies on Tuesday.

MLB Betting Trends

Colorado

The Rockies are just 1-4 in their last five games against the Cubs after falling 3-2 to Chicago on Monday night.

Chicago

The Cubs have won five straight overall and six straight at home.

Prediction:

The Rockies are struggling offensively and couldn't get much going on Monday night despite the wind blowing out to left field at Wrigley. The under is also 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams in Chicago and 7-3 in the last 10 meetings overall. That said, I'm bucking those trends tonight. The Cubs' current roster is 11 for 37 against Gray, which is a small sample size but he owns a 5.15 FIP versus Chicago. On the other side, the current Rockies roster is 26 for 96 against Hendricks, who owns a 4.93 FIP versus Colorado. I think this game has sneaky 'over' potential despite the fact that both pitchers are coming off impressive performances in their last outings.

 

The Pick: Rockies/Cubs over

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