Colorado Rockies @ Chicago Cubs MLB Lines Preview

Posted by Henry Watkins on Thursday,April 14, 2016 2:32, EST in

Professional sports have a funny way of humbling fans who believe that their team is on the brink of something very big. As much as fans of the Chicago Cubs fan were delighted at the massive step forward their team took forward last season, there has to be a little trepidation heading into this one. Are the young guys going to deliver the way that they did last year? Are the new pieces brought into the line-up going to gel with the players that are there already? Those doubts can only be erased when the games actually begin, and if the first 8 games of the season are anything to go by, those fans can probably start to relax. The Cubs are rolling to start the season, and they will try to continue their impressive opening couple of weeks when they welcome in the Colorado Rockies or a 3-game series starting on Friday. MyBookie.ag will have all the updated pro baseball odds for this one as they happen.

How To Bet The Rockies Vs Cubs MLB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Friday, April 15 at 2:20 PM EST
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago
TV: MLBN
Radio: Cubs and Rockies
Live Stream: MLBNetwork
Starting Pitchers: Rockies: Chad Bettis (1-0) and Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (1-0)
MLB Odds: TBA

Why bet on the Colorado Rockies

If you like baseball with a lot of offense, then the Rockies (4-4) are the team to watch this season. They have already hammered home 47 runs, but temper that stat a little with a team ERA sitting at 7.61. While this is fun to watch, it’s not usually the sort of style that guarantees success in the long term. This is a team that looks and feels a lot like the Toronto Blue Jays of the first half last season, and like that team, they need to get their pitching under control if they want to win on a regular basis. The Rockies are 2-1 on the road in the early part of the season, but they could be in for a tougher go of things in Chicago. Chad Bettis (1-0, 4.38 ERA) will get the start for the Rockies.

Why bet on the Chicago Cubs

Yes, it’s still very early in the game, but this Chicago Cubs (7-1) team looks very much as advertised. They are tied for 1st with 56 runs scored so far, and are top 3 in team ERA at 2.51. That is a level of balance that makes them a very scary proposition indeed. The Cubs have a 4-game winning streak going as they head into the final game of a 3-game series with the Reds on Thursday, and they have scored 25 runs during that stretch. All of the bats appear to be hot at the moment, and they are likely going to keep winning until they hit a cool period. Kyle Hendricks (1-0, 2.70 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs in this one.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

There is probably going to come a time when the Cubs go on a little losing streak, but it just doesn’t look like it’s going to happen at the moment. I like them to pick up another comfortable win here.

Colorado Rockies 2 Chicago Cubs 7