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Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs 8/23/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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Wrigley Field will play host to the opening game of a three-game set between the Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs.  The Rockies finished a three-game set against the Diamondbacks taking two out of three games.  Colorado is 4th-place in the NL West Division at 57-67.  The Cubs were swept by the Royals in 3 games over the weekend.  Chicago remains in 4th-place in the NL Central Division at 54-72.

 

The Colorado Rockies won their first two matches against the Diamondbacks at 9-4 and 5-2 but dropped the series finale at 8-4.  The loss snapped Colorado’s 5-game winning streak and is no longer qualified in the playoffs.  The Rockies look to rebound after dropping four of its last 10 games.  Colorado’s batting is top 7 in MLB at .250.  They rank 14th in both on-base percentages at .318 and 563 runs scored. The Rockies’ pitching continues to struggle, posting a team ERA of 4.70, 25th in the league, and they allow the opponents to bat at an average of .258 which is 26th in the league.  In Monday’s game, the Rockies will send Antonio Senzatela to the mound.  The right-hander is 2-9 with a 4.58 ERA.  Over 112.0 innings this season, Senzatela has 133 hits, 57 earned runs, allowed 9 home runs, 24 walks, and 76 strikeouts.

 

  • Colorado is 5-2 SU  in its last 7 games against the Chicago Cubs.

  • Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road.

  • The total went UNDER in 9 of Colorado’s last 12 games on the road against the Chicago Cubs.

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Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 8/23/2021

 

The Chicago Cubs had a bad weekend.  They lost the first two games against the Royals at 6-2 and 4-2 and received a massive loss on Sunday at 9-1.  The Cubs are desperate for a win after dropping 7 of their last 9 games.  The Cubs are struggling at the plate posting a .229 batting average which is ranked 28th, and 517 runs scored which dropped to 23rd in MLB.  The Cubs’ ERA ranks 21st at 4.60 and they posted a whip of 1.38 which is 25th in MLB.  Chicago allowed their opponents to bat at an average of .251 which is 21st in the league.  For Monday’s matchup, the Cubs are sending Kyle Hendricks to the mound.  The right-hander is 14-5 with an ERA of 4.04.  Through 144.2 innings of work this season, Hendricks has 159 hits, 65 earned runs, allowed 25 home runs, 33 walks, and has struck out 107 batters this year.

 

  • The Chicago Cubs are 0-10 SU in its last 10 games at home.

  • The total went UNDER in 5 of the Chicago Cubs’ last 7 games against Colorado.

  • The total went UNDER in 9 of the Chicago Cubs’ last 12 games at home against Colorado.

Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Chicago Cubs.  The play here is UNDER.  This will be a close one with both starters pitching well in their last time out.  Senzatela allowed two runs in seven innings in a home victory over San Diego at 6-5.  Hendricks allowed one run in six innings in a road victory over Cincinnati at 2-1.  Taking the game at home is the Chicago Cubs.  The final score Prediction and Play is UNDER 4-3.

 

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Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs 8/23/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM ET

 

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago

 

Date: Monday, August 23, 2021

 

TV: Marquee Sports

 

MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -130

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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