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Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs Betting Pick – Apr 2, 2024

In Major League Baseball on Tuesday, the Colorado Rockies and Chicago Cubs will play the middle game of their three game series. Wrigley Field will host these two National League teams. On Monday the Cubs won 5-0 behind a great start from Shota Imanga.

The win pushed the Cubs to 2-2 on the season. Chicago was able to beat Texas on Sunday to salvage a game in the three game series.

For Colorado, they are now 1-4. That is last in the National League West. The Rockies started the season in Arizona for a four game series.

The Cubs are -195 in this game. The total for this game is 7. The Rockies are +164.

Starting Pitchers

Kyle Freeland is projected to get the start for the Colorado Rockies. Freeland was the opening day starter for the Rockies, and did not fare well. The 30 year old went just 2.1 innings, allowing 10 hits and 10 runs against Arizona. Last season, Freeland went 6-14 with a 5.03 earned run average.

The Chicago Cubs are sending Javier Assad to the mound for his first start of the 2024 season. In 2023, the 26 year old from Mexico  threw in 32 games, including 10 starts. He finished the season with a 5-3 record, and an ERA of 3.05. In his final two spring starts, he allowed 8 hits in 7.1 innings, and 3 earned runs.

Offensive Threats

In the win on Monday, Christopher Morel had two hits and scored a run. Cody Bellinger had two runs batted in as well. The Cubs pounded out 9 hits in the game. On Sunday, Ian Happ had four hits. He came into the game Monday with a team high batting average of .417 on the season.

The Cubs have not hit much for power yet. Chicago’s Dansby Swanson has a home run and three runs batted in. The major story for the Cubs was the start by right hander Shota Imanga. He went six innings, allowed just 2 hits and struck out 9 batters. It was his first Major League start. The 30 year old is a lefthander from Japan.

For Colorado, they had just three hits in the game. Veteran Charlie Blackmon had one, Brendan Rodgers had the other, and Ryan McMahon was the third. The Rockies have now scored just 14 runs through five games this season. The team batting average is also one of the worst in all of Major League Baseball.

The Rockies saw Dakota Hudson go 5.1 innings, and allowed just 3 hits in the game, but it was not enough. He took his first loss of the season. The lone win this season for Colorado  came when Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Jones had a big game, and helped them to score 9 runs in a game.

Cubs Win Game 2

Kyle Freeland will do fine, but the Cubs bats are going to get to Colorado’s staff later in the game. When push comes to shove in this game, the Chicago Cubs are going to win this game. The final bet for the game on Tuesday is the Chicago Cubs -1.5 at +125 over the Colorado Rockies. Enjoy the game and best of luck!

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