Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs (By: Mulder)
German Marquez will start on the mound for the Rox, and the Rockies score 6.21 runs per game when he is starting for them.
Here they might score a bunch as well and here is why...
RHP Yu Darvish will start for the Cubbies and he is 2-3 with a 4.88 ERA, but with a worse 5.12 FIP. He has a very shaky 5.97 BB/9 which is really not a good thing when pitching here at Coors Field.
So Darvish pitched in his last outing against this very Rockies team indeed. This was in Chicago and he allowed 2 earned runs, but was lucky with a 5.06 BB/9 / 4.76 xFIP that outing.
In his career against the Rockies:
2017: 10.38 ERA> 1.62 WHIP
2018: 10.00 ERA> 2.11 WHIP
He pitched last season here at Coors Field in Denver and he allowed 5 runs in 4.2 innings pitched.
Also, super closer Kimbrel is not ready yet for the Cubs so the Cubs allow a lot of runs in the late innings: 4.06 ERA for their bullpen.
And lets not forget that the Rockies possess crazy power at home with a .225 ISO and .371 wOBA, which makes them the most powerful team in the Majors when playing at home. And at home against Righties even a scarier .227 ISO (!).
Hence taking the Rockies team total.
Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs predictions
|Colorado Rockies over 5.5 ( Team Total )||Pinnacle||1.88||8||6-5 WON (+7.04 units)|
Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Mulder).