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Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies

April 2, 2024

The Colorado Rockies (1-4) aim for success in game two on the road against the Chicago Cubs (2-2) on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:40 PM ET at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs are moderately favored, but have an appealing run line at -1.5 (+115).

Colorado Rockies Betting Preview

The Rockies are off to a rough start this season and have lost their last two games. In their first meeting with the Cubs, they fell 5-0. Prior to that loss was a 5-1 blowout against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

They will have Kyle Freeland on the mound to start this matchup. So far, his ERA is a bit off since he has one game under his belt for the season and only pitched 2.1 innings.

The Rockies have Ryan McMahon who leads them with a batting average at .389. He also boasts an on base percentage at .429 and has a slugging percentage at .444.

On offense, they have a batting average at .200, while their defense gives up .323. Their on base percentage comes in at .259 and their slugging percentage is a bit weak at .306. While they have a few stars that could shine, their unit as a whole is bringing them down.

Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

The Cubs have won their last two games after falling short in their first two. Their most recent success prior to the 5-0 Rockies win was a 9-5 outing over the Texas Rangers. If their offense can stay firing on all cylinders here, they will be tough to beat.

Javier Assad will take the mound to start and will be getting his first start of the season. Last year, he had an ERA of 3.05 and a WHIP of 1.23 along with 94 strikes. If he can sustain steady pitching long enough for them to get a lead, they should be in good shape.

Christopher Morel leads them with a batting average at .412. He also has several other key offensive stats that should shine here, such as an on base percentage at .412 and an impressive slugging percentage at .706.

The Cubs are getting a batting average of .241 each game and they are allowing their opponents to bat .250. This is improving each game, which could make them a dangerous team. They also have an on base percentage at .342 and a slugging percentage at .338, which shows their offense is slightly more appealing than the Rockies’.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie offers great MLB odds for this showdown, which reveals the Chicago Cubs as 1.5-run line favorites to succeed. According to market insights, the Cubs boast a 72.4 percent chance at winning. Look for the Cubs to close out another good game with at least two runs ahead.

Final Pick: Chicago Cubs -1.5 (+115)