Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies 9-12-23 MLB Tips, Odds, and Analysis

Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies 9/12/23 MLB Tips, Odds, and Analysis

Chicago Cubs (77-67) vs. Colorado Rockies (51-91)

Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies 9/12/23In an MLB match that many are waiting to see, the Chicago Cubs (77-67) will go head-to-head against the struggling Colorado Rockies (51-91) on September 12, 2023, at 8:40 PM ET. The game will be held at Coors Field and aired on SportsNet RM. Given their massive advantage in wins-loss standings, it is no surprise that the Cubs are the favorites. But anything can happen in sports. This piece will assess teams, starting pitchers, and betting trends to provide a comprehensive guide for placing bets.


The Cubs have enjoyed an outstanding season, holding a 0.253 batting average and scoring 725 runs off of 1233 hits, hitting 173 home runs with an OBP of 0.328 and an SLG percentage of 0.418. Their pitchers boast a 4.01 ERA and 1.26 WHIP for more excellent pitching stability.


Contrastingly, the Rockies haven’t fared too well this season. Their batting average is just 0.247, and they have only scored 623 runs off 1189 hits; their homer count currently sits at 137 and an OBP/slugging percentage combination of 0.399. Their main issue is their pitching stats; an ERA/WHIP ratio of 5.74 indicates their struggle in that department. For the free daily MLB picks, continue reading our analysis.

Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies Game Info

When: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 8:40 PM ET
Where: Coors Field
TV: SportsNet RM
Stream: MLB.TV

Javier Assad (3-3, 2.83 ERA) vs. Chris Flexen (1-7, 7.36 ERA)

Taking the mound for the Cubs will be Javier Assad, who is holding a W-L record of 3-3 with a solid ERA of 2.83 and a WHIP of 1.2. In his 92.1 innings pitched, he has allowed only 77 hits and has struck out 67, walking 34 and giving up 11 home runs.


Chris Flexen, the starting pitcher for the Rockies, has not been having a good run. With a W-L record of 1-7, his ERA skyrockets to 7.36 and has a high WHIP of 1.74. In his 80.2 innings, he has allowed 108 hits, struck out 60, walked 32, and given up an alarming 23 home runs.


MLB Odds/Point Spread: Chicago Cubs -180, Total Odds: 11.5

The betting odds suggest that the Cubs are clear favorites, with a moneyline of -180 and a spread of -1.5 (-110). The Rockies are the underdogs at +165 on the moneyline and +1.5 (+100) on the spread. The total runs for the game are set at 11.5, with a slight edge towards the over at -120.


Chicago Cubs Betting Trends

The Cubs have some mixed trends. While the total has gone UNDER in their last five games, they are 2-4 SU in their last six against the Rockies. The total has gone OVER in 9 of their last 13 games on the road, but the UNDER in 4 of their last 6 when playing away against Colorado. Despite this, they have an excellent September record, with 14-6 SU in their last 20 games. They are, however, 2-5 SU when playing on a Monday.


Colorado Rockies Betting Trends

The Rockies have been struggling recently, as they are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games. Although the total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 games, it has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games against the Cubs. Surprisingly, the total has gone OVER in 9 of their last 11 home games, but like the Cubs, the UNDER is the trend when these two teams face off at Coors Field, with 4 of the last 6 such matchups going that way. The Rockies are 1-10 SU against National League opponents in their last 11 games.


Chicago Cubs vs. Colorado Rockies 9/12/23 Betting Picks

Given the team stats, recent trends, and the disparity in the quality of starting pitchers, the Chicago Cubs are likely to secure a win. Their pitching and batting statistics are superior, and their starting pitcher, Javier Assad, should comfortably outduel Chris Flexen of the Rockies. Although the Cubs have some unfavorable trends, particularly against the Rockies and when playing on Mondays, the overwhelming evidence points to them as the better team and the safer bet. While placing a bet on the Cubs at a moneyline of -180 offers less reward, it seems to be the safer option. As for the total runs, given the recent UNDER trends of the Cubs and their matchups against the Rockies, going with UNDER 11.5 could be a smart choice. For the best daily free sports picks, continue reading our analysis.

Free Pick and Prediction: Chicago Cubs will win 7-3.


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