The Colorado Rockies host the Chicago Cubs Thursday afternoon. The Chicago Cubs send Jake Arrieta to the mound. He has a 5-10 record and a 6.20 ERA. Antonio Senzatela gets the ball for the Colorado Rockies. He has a record of 2-8 and a 4.48 ERA. Neither pitcher has great numbers, but one is not reliable at all, while the other is much better at home.
The Pick: Rockies ML
The Why: Rockies at home
Neither pitcher has pitched very well this season, and at a ballpark like Coors Field, there could be some big numbers here. However, Antonio Senzatela has been much better at home. At home he has a 3.75 ERA. That is good news for us as the Cubs have one of the worst road offenses in the game. The rank 26th in runs scored and 29th in hitting on the road. Most of those numbers came with their stars that they have traded away. The Rockies have won all of the last 4 games that Senzatela has started at home.
Jake Arrieta has been one the worst pitchers in baseball this season. His last win was 6 starts ago. On the road this season, he has an ERA of 6.38 and an opponent batting average of .295. The Rockies should be able to rough him up early today. Offensivley, the Rockies are much more trustworthy with Trevor Story, Charlies Blackmon and Raimel Tapia leading the way. At home, they are second in both runs and hits.
We’re taking the Rockies the win this one with ease. The Cubs are depleted from the trade deadline and they do not have a good pitcher on the mound. The Rockies are dangerous at home with a record of 34-21 and a pitcher that is better at home. Take Trevor Story and the Rockies.
Trends We’re Betting On
Cubs are 2-6 SU last 8 games
Cubs are 5-15 SU in their last 20 road games
Rockies are 12-3 SU last 15 as a favorite
Rockies are 21-9 last 30 home games
Saturday’s Pick: Yankees ML ❌
Pick Of The Day Record: 14-26-1
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