Rockies vs Cubs Prediction MLB Experts Picks 9/11

Rockies vs Cubs Prediction MLB Experts Picks 9/11

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Cubs vs. Rockies: MLB Predictions, Picks, and Expert Analysis

The Chicago Cubs are set to take on the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in a highly anticipated MLB clash. In this in-depth preview, we'll provide expert analysis and explain our final prediction.

 

Game Information:

Chicago Cubs:

The Chicago Cubs have had a solid season with a record of 77-67. On the road, they have managed a respectable 36-33 record.

The Cubs will send Jordan Wicks to the mound, hoping for a strong performance.

Batting Leaders:

Cody Bellinger has been a standout for the Cubs, boasting a batting average of .318 and 25 home runs. His ability to get on base and drive in runs makes him a key player.

Rafael Ortega has also been a consistent contributor with a .282 batting average. His ability to set the table for the Cubs' offense is crucial.

Pitching Challenge:

Jordan Wicks, with a record of 3-0 and an ERA of 2.16, has shown promise. However, he faces a challenging matchup at Coors Field.

 

Colorado Rockies:

The Colorado Rockies have had a tough season with a record of 51-91. At home, they have struggled with a 29-38 record.

Kyle Freeland will take the mound for the Rockies.

Batting Highlights:

Ryan McMahon has been a standout for the Rockies, hitting 22 home runs and driving in 69 runs. His power at the plate can lead to high-scoring games.

Charlie Blackmon, with a .264 batting average, provides consistency to the Rockies' offense. His ability to get on base and drive in runs is valuable.

Pitching Challenge:

Kyle Freeland, with an ERA of 5.09, has faced difficulties this season. The Cubs' lineup will look to capitalize on this matchup.

 

Prediction

When considering this matchup at Coors Field, it's evident that both teams have offensive firepower. The combination of the Cubs' strong batting lineup and the thin air of Colorado suggests a high-scoring affair.

Jordan Wicks and Kyle Freeland, while talented, may struggle in this hitter-friendly environment. The total has gone OVER in 9 of Colorado's last 11 games at home and in 9 of the Cubs last 13 games on the road.

Therefore, the best bet for this game is the over of 11.5 runs. With both teams capable of putting runs on the board and the ballpark's favorable conditions, we anticipate a high-scoring contest that surpasses this run total.

 

Pick: Over 11.5 Runs

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