Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs 8/23/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies
Date & Time: 8/24/2021, 12:05 AM UTC
Location: Wrigley Field
Latest Odds: CHC -130 ; Total 8.5
TV Channel: MARQ

Historic Wrigley Field will be the site for a Monday night MLB matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs. The Rockies (57-67) are a dismal 31 games below .500 on the road and have fallen out of playoff contention. On Sunday, Colorado SP Jon Gray (7-10) was tagged for five runs in five plus innings during an 8-4 home loss versus Arizona.

Twenty-six year old righty Antonio Senzatela (2-9 4.58 ERA) will head to the hill for the Rockies in this contest. Last time out, Senzatela allowed two runs across seven frames during a 6-5 home victory versus San Diego.

The Chicago Cubs have split their first 62 home games and are sitting a distant 22.5 games off the pace in the NL Central Division standings. On Sunday, Chicago managed just five hits and struck out eight times during a 9-1 home loss versus Kansas City. SP Alec Mills (5-6) was rocked for seven runs (6 ER) in four innings and took the loss for the Cubs, who fell to 54-72 on the year.

Chicago manager David Ross will give the nod to right-hander Kyle Hendricks (14-5 4.04 ERA) in the series opener. In his last start, Hendricks allowed one run in six innings during a 2-1 road victory against Cincinnati.

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Betting Trends

  • Rockies are 4-0 in their last 4 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
  • Cubs are 7-20 in their last 27 home games.
  • Cubs are 0-7 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series.
  • Under is 5-1 in Rockies last 6 road games.
  • Under is 4-1 in Cubs last 5 overall.
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Chicago 2B Nico Hoerner (oblique) is currently on a rehab assignment and hopes to return by the end of the month. Through 124 games, Colorado ranks 13th in OPS and 15th in runs scored. For the season, Chicago ranks 22nd in OPS and 22nd in runs scored. Take the under. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Cubs win 4-3.

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