Wednesday Free Pick Cubs vs Rockies

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by Sportsbook Advisor - 5/1/2018 12:19 PM Share
Afternoon game - 2:20 pm EST - Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies
May 2, 2018

The Cubs come into this game red hot. They have won their last five games. The Rockies, not so much. They have lost their last three games.

Yu Darvish takes the mound for the Cubs. The $25 million dollar man has not had a great year thus far. He is 0-2 with a 5.26 ERA. Back on the 21st he actually lost at Colorado. That game, like this game, was against southpaw Tyler Anderson (1-0, 4.10 ERA). So, Darvish has a real chance for redemption here.

The Rockies come in at .500. They are 15-15 overall. Their moneyline backers are +$113 on the season. They score 3.82 runs per game but allow 4.67.

The Cubs are 16-10. Their moneyline backers are +$178. They score 5.12 and allow only 3.73

The Cubs at home on a five game win streak seems like a slam dunk. But you have to remember that betting baseball is about finding the overpriced money lines and getting value for your bet. The moneyline isn't out for this game yet but here is how you should bet it:

If the moneyline is over -200, then you should bet the Rockies. This team and pitcher already had success against these very same Cubbies and pitcher ten days ago. But if it comes in under -200, then you should go ahead and take the Cubs. The Cubs have been squeaking out wins. They haven't really dominated at this point.


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