Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs 8/25/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies
Date & Time: 8/25/2021, 6:20 PM UTC
Location: Wrigley Field
Latest Odds: COL -125 Total OFF
TV Channel: MARQ

In the first game of a Wednesday MLB doubleheader, the Colorado Rockies will square off against the Chicago Cubs from Wrigley Field. The Rockies (57-68) have dropped 46 of their first 60 road games and are 13.5 games off the pace in the NL West Division race. On Monday, Colorado 1B C.J. Cron collected three hits and scored a run during a 6-4 road loss against Chicago. 

Talented left-hander Austin Gomber (9-7 4.15 ERA) will make his 22nd start of the season for the Rockies. Through 106 plus innings, Gomber has struck out 103 batters and owns a solid 1.18 WHIP.

The Chicago Cubs snapped a 13-game home losing streak with their win on Monday and have fallen 22 games back in the NL Central Division standings. On Monday, OF Rafael Ortega homered and scored a pair of runs to spark the Chicago offense. OF Ian Happ had a three-hit night and scored a run for the Cubs (55-72).

Chicago manager David Ross will turn to right-hander Zach Davies (6-10 5.04 ERA) in the series finale. The Cubs have dropped Davies’ last five starts and he has given up 25 runs (22 ER) over his last 24 innings of work.

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Betting Trends

  • Rockies are 0-8 in their last 8 opening games of a double-header.
  • Rockies are 11-46 in their last 57 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
  • Cubs are 18-8 in their last 26 home games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Over is 6-1 in Rockies last 7 vs. a team with a losing record.
  • Over is 9-4-2 in Cubs last 15 home games.
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Free MLB Pick: Chicago Cubs +105

Chicago C Willson Contreras (knee) could be activated from the 10-day injured list this weekend. Through 126 games, Colorado ranks 13th in OPS and 13th in runs scored. For the season, Chicago ranks 23rd in OPS and 23rd in runs scored. Take the Cubs to win at home. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Cubs win 5-3.

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