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The (91-72) Colorado Rockies lost to the Dodgers Monday, and now it’s on to Chicago for the Wildcard contest. Colorado won nine of eleven down the stretch to get into the playoffs.
Colorado lost in last seasons wildcard game to NL West rivals Arizona, and they’re 1-8 their last nine postseason appearances.
Rockies manager Bud Black will send lefty Kyle Freeland, (17-7) with a 2.85 era to the pitcher’s mound for the elimination game. The Evansville University product is in his second season in the Big Leagues, and the UNDER has cashed in his last three starts.
The Rockies are also 9-1 the last ten times he’s been on the hill. Freeland has pitched 202.1 innings this season and did a masterful job in his only meeting vs. The Cubs, a tough 3-2 loss.
The (95-68) Chicago Cubs were humbled yesterday in front of the home crowd losing to the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 finishing second in the NL Central.
The UNDER is 11-3 Chicago Cubs last eleven in Wrigleyville.
UNDER bettors have also cashed in 10 of the Cubs last seventeen on Tuesday’s.
Chicago has gone OVER the total 73 times this season while staying UNDER 88 with 2 PUSHES in 2018.
Tuesday’s Game time is 8:05 PM EST at Wrigley Field on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois. The ESPN Television Network will be broadcasting.
The Opening Betting Line has Colorado as a +125 road underdog. The betting odds total is seven runs for Tuesday’s contest.
The Colorado Rockies have been profitable on the runline this season going 86-77-0 for the betting public.
Colorado’s best player is third baseman Nolan Arenado who has a .297 batting average, with 38 home runs along with 100 RBI’S. Arenado has especially good against Cubs pitching hitting five home runs with 22 RBI’S in 2018.
Center Fielder Charlie Blackmon has also been effective at the plate vs. The Cubs this season with twenty at-bats he’s five runs batted in with a .536 on-base percentage. The 32-year-old is 4 for 9 in his career vs. Jon Lester.
The Rockies betting lineup ranks seventh in major league Baseball, but it’s deceiving due to the altitude of their home ballpark Coors field. They rank 6th in baseball with 8.7 hits per game, 1,414 hits, including 280 doubles and 208 home runs, they also have 503 walks.
The Rockies bullpen have given up 480 base hits this season, and they’ll see action Tuesday.
The key to a Colorado win is to play with poise, the Rockies have been in this position before and shouldn’t be intimidated.
Bovada.Lv, list the Colorado Rockies at +600 to win the 2018 National League Championship Series.
Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon will send Jon Lester to the hill, and he’s confident the veteran will get the job done. The left-hander will be making his twenty-sixth postseason appearance with 148 career playoff innings, bringing a 2.55 era.
Lester’s lone start against Colorado in the regular season lasted 5.2 innings, a 3-2 Cubs win.
The Northsiders are also 11-3 in Lester’s last 14 Tuesday starts, but the Rockies are 6-2 the last eight between the teams in the Windy City.
The UNDER is also 6-2 the previous eight times the team has played in Chicago.
Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant lead the third-ranked batting order in MLB; The Cubs have an a.259 average, they’re nine hits per game is second in baseball.
Ben Zobrist is also dangerous with the bat in his hand; he gots a .308 average, 139 base hits in 452 at bats and has 52 RBI’S.
The Cubs will be without shortstop Addison Russell who suspended for disciplinary reasons. Chicago is in in familiar territory, and Maddon is a genius motivating a more talented team.
Bovada.Lv, list the Chicago Cubs at +1,400 to win the 2018 MLB World Series.
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