Rockies vs. Cubs Wednesday Pick

Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs, 5/2/2018 Prediction & Odds

After splitting the first two games of the series, the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs will play the rubber match on Wednesday at Wrigley Field. Following back-to-back low-scoring games, will the two teams break out the bats today?

Game Snapshot & Odds

901 Colorado Rockies (+163) at 902 Chicago Cubs (-182)

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

2:20 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field

TV: COL (ATTR); CHC (CSNC)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Cubs as a -182 favorite. As of this writing, 60% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cubs to beat the Rockies on the moneyline. 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' Anderson leaves last start due to dizziness

Tyler Anderson was removed from Friday's start versus the Marlins due to diziness and shortness of breath. The Rockies' don't believe the issue to be serious and are calling his early exit purely precautionary. There's even a possibility that he could be available out of the bullpen for the Rockies on Saturday if necessary.

Cubs' Darvish bounces back with six strong innings in last start

Yu Darvish bounced back from a couple rough outings to hold the Brewers to just one unearned run over six frames in Friday's 3-2 win. Darvish was sharp in this one, yielding just three hits and two walks while recording eight strikeouts. The only run charged to his ledger scored after an error by right fielder Jason Heyward. Darvish even added a double at the plate, which was one of only seven hits the Cubs had. He had to settle for a no-decision Friday and is still looking for his first win as a Cub, but Darvish does have 29 strikeouts over 25 2/3 frames. He'll get the Rockies at home next.

MLB Betting Trends

Colorado

Following their win on Tuesday night the Rockies are now 5-2 in their last seven games played at Wrigley Field.

Chicago

The Cubs are 6-1 in their last seven home games, are 5-1 in their last six games overall, and have won five of their last six games when playing the third game of a series.

Prediction:

The wind was blowing out to left field each of the last two nights and neither team could get the ball out of the freaking infield (I'm exaggerating, of course, but one would think these two teams would have combined for more than four runs given the hitter's conditions last night.) We didn't see anything in the first two games of the series to indicate that these two teams will break out the bats tonight. The under is 4-1 in Anderson's last five starts and is 7-0 in the Cubs' last seven games overall.

 

The Pick: Rockies/Cubs under

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