MLB betting expectations are high for the Colorado Rockies as most handicappers think that they have a solid shot at returning to the MLB baseball betting playoffs this year.
The Colorado Rockies will host the Chicago Cubs on Friday night with a starting time of 8:40 PM ET. Sports Gambling is your source for side and total odds on this matchup of National League contenders so be sure and open your account today.
The probable starting pitchers for this one are Matt Garza for the Cubs and Jhoulys Chacin for the Rockies.
Garza is a right hander that has had a rough start to the season for the Cubs as he had a 5.68 earned run average and was 0-1. Last year for the Tampa Bay Rays he was 15-10 with the MLB odds and had a 3.91 earned run average. Garza had an earned run average under 4.00 in his last 4 seasons of work.
Chacin had a great start to the season as he was 2-0 with the baseball lines and had a sparkling 2.77 earned run average. Last year for the Rockies Chacin was a hard luck pitcher as he had an earned run average of 3.28 but record of only 9-11 as he got poor run support.
If Chacin continues to show the form of the past 2 seasons the Rockies will be in excellent position for a playoff spot in the National League.
The Cubs were a break even 5-5 to start the season while the Rockies were 7-2. The Cubs were getting decent hitting overall and Alfonso Soriano was supplying much of the power with 3 home runs while Starlin Castro was hitting.364. Troy Tulowitzki had 4 home runs for Colorado for a breakout start to the season.
Heading into this series Colorado has gotten the money in 7 of their last 10 games against the Cubs with the series going under the total in just 1 of the last 8 meetings. Chicago has lost 13 of their last 18 games in Colorado including 5 straight with the last 6 meetings between these two teams in Colorado going over the MLB betting total.