Colorado At Chicago 2017 MLB Expert Picks
It has been said before, and it will be said countless times again, trying to defend a championship is one of the toughest things that a professional sports team will ever be asked to do. This is especially true in the modern era, where players follow the money as opposed to staying loyal to the team that they won a championship with. The Chicago Cubs had a dream season last year, breaking a century old duck to win the World Series over the Cleveland Indians. All of their major players were back for this season, so the belief was that they would pick up right where they left off last season, but things have not gone according to plan. The Cubs have been inconsistent at best, and have had to contend with a few new up and coming teams in the National League. One of those team is the Colorado Rockies, a potential dark horse that has proven to be a contender, at least in the early part of the season. These two teams will hook up for a weekend series at iconic Wrigley Field. Find the latest MLB betting run lines here.
In Depth Analysis On The Rockies At Cubs 2017 MLB Expert Picks
When: Saturday, June 10 at 2:20 PM EST
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago
Starting Pitchers: Jeff Hoffman Vs Eddie Butler
TV: ROOTRM, ABC 7
Radio: KOA 850 AM / 94.1 FM, 670 The Score
Live Stream: MLB.TV
MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs Moneyline -125
Why bet on the Colorado Rockies
The Colorado Rockies (39-23) have not been a bad team over the last few years, they have just been one that was a bit of a one trick pony. They have been able to score a lot of runs over the last few season, but were often forced to do so because their pitching just wasn’t at a level where it needed to be for them to win on a consistent basis. The Rockies made some moves this offseason to try and change that, and so far, the results have been excellent. They are still scoring runs at a good clip, but are also picking up wins in part due to an improved pitching staff. They have now won 5 straight games, including the opener versus the Cubs, and have a 2-game lead in the division. Jeff Hoffman (3-0, 2.61 ERA) will start.
Why bet on the Chicago Cubs
If truth be told, the Chicago Cubs (30-29) are probably a little fortunate that they are playing in a division that is not very good this season, as they would almost certainly be more than 1 game out of first if things were different. A big part of the problem for the Cubs this season has been their play on the road, where they are currently 5 games under .500. That’s a big swing from the 19-13 record they have in their own ball park. You still get the sense that this team is too good to fail, and perhaps some moves at the trade deadline may shake things up a little. Eddie Butler (3-1, 3.75 ERA) will start for the Cubs.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
It’s a good pitching match-up that we have going here, and while these two teams can score, I think this one will be on the lower side of things.