Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs Prediction, Betting Tips & Picks 4/16/2022

by | Apr 16, 2022

The Colorado Rockies (5-2) are set to take on the Chicago Cubs (4-3) Saturday at 8:10 PM ET. The Rockies are listed as -135 favorites by oddsmakers, while the underdog Cubs have +115 odds for the contest. Antonio Senzatela takes the mound for Colorado while Mark Leiter Jr. is Chicago’s starter for the contest.

Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs: Predictions, Betting Odds, Spread, Line

Rockies vs Cubs Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Rockies -135 +115 12 -105 -115 -1.5 +130 -150

Computer Predictions for Rockies vs. Cubs

Our computer pick: Chicago Cubs (+115) and Under (12)

Rockies vs. Cubs Game Info

  • Colorado Rockies probable starting pitcher: Antonio Senzatela
  • Chicago Cubs probable starting pitcher: Mark Leiter Jr.
  • Game Day: Saturday, April 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:10 PM ET
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Stadium: Coors Field

Colorado Rockies vs Chicago Cubs Pitching Matchup

Senzatela Leiter Jr.
1 GS 0
0-0 W-L 0-0
2.70 ERA
3.1 IP 0
1 BB 0
0 SO 0

Rockies Starter Antonio Senzatela

  • Senzatela (0-0) starts for the Rockies, his second this season.
  • The righty last pitched on Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, when he went 3 1/3 innings, allowing one earned run while giving up nine hits.
  • In one games this season, he has a 2.70 ERA and 0 strikeouts per nine innings, while opponents are hitting .563 against him.
  • He will face a Cubs offense that ranks 12th in MLB with 59 total hits (on a .261 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .412 (ninth in MLB) with six total home runs (19th in MLB).

Cubs Starter Mark Leiter Jr.

  • Leiter Jr. gets the nod for the Cubs and will make his first start of the season.
  • This will be the first start of the season for the 31-year-old right-hander, who has not made an appearance on the mound in over a season.
  • The Rockies are batting .270 this season, third in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .430 (fifth in the league) with seven home runs.

Rockies Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rockies have split the two games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Colorado has not been a bigger favorite this season than the -135 moneyline set for this game.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 57.4% chance of a victory for the Rockies.
  • Games involving Colorado have gone over the total set by bookmakers in two of seven chances this season.
  • The Rockies are 4-3-0 ATS in their seven games with a spread this season.

Cubs Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Cubs came away with 31 wins in the 94 contests they were listed as the underdogs in last season.
  • Chicago had a win-loss record of 21-46 when favored by +115 or worse by sportsbooks last year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 46.5% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Chicago and its opponents went over in 74 of their 155 games with a total set by sportsbooks last season.
  • The Cubs posted a record of 58-55-0 against the spread last season.

Rockies Leaders & Batting Stats

  • C.J. Cron has put up a team-best three home runs and seven runs batted in.
  • Including all MLB batters, Cron ranks 40th in batting average, 79th in on-base percentage, and 10th in slugging.
  • Connor Joe is hitting .321 with a double, two home runs and four walks.
  • Joe ranks 14th in home runs and 91st in RBI among all batters in MLB.
  • Joe carries a two-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .286 with a double, a home run, three walks and an RBI.
  • Kris Bryant leads the Rockies with a team-high batting average of .379.
  • Bryant will look to build on his five-game hitting in this game. During his last five outings he is batting .429 with two doubles, a walk and two RBI.
  • Elias Diaz is hitting .360 with three doubles and a home run.
  • Diaz has recorded at least one hit in three games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .400 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
C.J. Cron 142 .281 .375 .530 28 92 132
Kris Bryant 144 .265 .353 .481 25 73 136
Charlie Blackmon 150 .270 .351 .411 13 78 139
Ryan McMahon 151 .254 .331 .449 23 86 134
Randal Grichuk 149 .241 .281 .423 22 81 123

Cubs Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Ian Happ racked up 66 runs batted in a season ago.
  • Jonathan Villar had a .249 batting average with 113 hits.
  • Willson Contreras hit .237 a season ago with 20 doubles, 21 home runs and 52 walks.
  • Frank Schwindel hit .326 with 20 doubles, a triple, 14 home runs and 16 walks.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Patrick Wisdom 106 .231 .305 .518 28 61 78
Ian Happ 148 .226 .323 .434 25 66 105
Willson Contreras 128 .237 .340 .438 21 57 98
Jonathan Villar 142 .249 .322 .416 18 42 113
Frank Schwindel 64 .326 .371 .591 14 43 79

Betting Tips for Rockies vs. Cubs

We have the Cubs on the moneyline at +115 on the moneyline as our best bet in this game after taking a look at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup. Our computer prediction sees the scoring going under the total of 12 runs.

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