Cubs vs. Rockies Prediction, Computer Picks, Odds & Pitching Matchup 9/16/2022

by | Sep 15, 2022

Seiya Suzuki is on the brink of his 99th hit of the season for the Chicago Cubs (61-82) as they get set to take on the Colorado Rockies (62-81) on Friday. The Cubs enter the matchup as -135 favorites on the moneyline, and action gets underway from Wrigley Field at 2:20 PM ET. Chicago’s Marcus Stroman and Colorado’s German Marquez have been named the starters for this contest.

Cubs vs. Rockies Spread and Betting Line

Cubs vs Rockies Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Cubs -135 +115

Computer Predictions for Cubs vs. Rockies

Our best bet is the Rockies on the moneyline at +115 after looking at all of the key stats and trends for this matchup.

Our computer pick: Colorado Rockies (+115)

Cubs vs. Rockies Game Info

  • Chicago Cubs probable starting pitcher: Marcus Stroman
  • Colorado Rockies probable starting pitcher: Germán Márquez
  • Game Day: Friday, September 16, 2022
  • Game Time: 2:20 PM ET
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Stadium: Wrigley Field

Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies Pitching Matchup

Stroman Márquez
21 GS 27
3-7 W-L 8-10
3.91 ERA 5.25
112.2 IP 157.2
30 BB 56
94 SO 126

Cubs Starter Marcus Stroman

  • Stroman (3-7) gets the starting nod for the Cubs in his 22nd start of the season. He’s put together a 3.91 ERA in 112 2/3 innings pitched, with 94 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday against the San Francisco Giants, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs while giving up seven hits.
  • The 31-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.91, with 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings, in 21 games this season. Opponents are hitting .243 against him.
  • Stroman is trying to record his ninth quality start of the year.
  • Stroman has put up 14 starts this year in which he pitched five or more innings.
  • He will face a Rockies offense that is batting .258 as a unit (fifth in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .401 (12th in MLB) with 132 total home runs (22nd in MLB).
  • Stroman has an 11.25 ERA and a 1.75 WHIP against the Rockies this season in four innings pitched, allowing a .333 batting average over one appearance.

Rockies Starter Germán Márquez

  • Marquez (8-10) will take the mound for the Rockies, his 28th start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up nine earned runs and allowed seven hits in 4 2/3 innings pitched against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.
  • The 27-year-old has an ERA of 5.25 and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .266 in 27 games this season.
  • In 27 starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in 14 of them.
  • Marquez has made 23 starts of five or more innings in 27 chances this season, and averages 5.3 frames when he pitches.
  • The Cubs rank 17th in MLB with a .241 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 15th in the league (.390) and 144 home runs.
  • The Cubs have gone 10-for-22 with three doubles and four RBI in 4 1/3 innings this season against the right-hander.
  • Among qualified Major League pitchers this season, the 27-year-old’s 5.25 ERA ranks 47th, 1.389 WHIP ranks 44th, and 7.2 K/9 ranks 38th.

Cubs Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Cubs have won 18, or 41.9%, of the 43 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • This season, Chicago has won 12 of its 26 games, or 46.2%, when favored by at least -135 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 57.4% chance of a victory for the Cubs.
  • So far this season, Chicago and its opponents have hit the over in 62 of their 145 games with a total.
  • The Cubs are 74-71-0 against the spread this season.

Rockies Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Rockies have won in 46, or 38.7%, of the 119 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • This year, Colorado has won 34 of 90 games when listed as at least +115 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Rockies have an implied victory probability of 46.5% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Contests with Colorado have gone over the total set by oddsmakers in 69 of 145 chances this season.
  • In 145 games with a line this season, the Rockies have a mark of 80-65-0 against the spread.

Cubs Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Ian Happ is the Cubs RBI leader this season, knocking in 66 runs to go with his 17 home runs and .272 batting average.
  • Of all batters in MLB, Happ’s home run total ranks him 70th, and his RBI tally ranks him 54th.
  • Nico Hoerner is hitting .291 to pace his team.
  • Hoerner is 182nd in home runs and 130th in RBI on the season.
  • Hoerner carries a six-game streak with at least one hit into this matchup. During his last 10 outings he is batting .314 with three doubles, two triples, a home run, a walk and four RBI.
  • Suzuki is hitting .263 with 22 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs and 38 walks.
  • Suzuki has at least one base hit in four straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .263 with a home run, a walk and an RBI.
  • Patrick Wisdom’s 22 home runs pace his team.
Ian Happ 139 .272 .345 .456 17 66 137
Nico Hoerner 125 .291 .338 .421 9 49 129
Seiya Suzuki 103 .263 .336 .433 13 45 98
Patrick Wisdom 121 .210 .302 .425 22 59 89
Christopher Morel 96 .242 .312 .430 13 38 81

Rockies Leaders & Batting Stats

  • C.J. Cron paces the Rockies with 28 home runs and runs batted in, driving in 97.
  • Cron is 16th in homers and fifth in RBI among all batters in the majors.
  • Brendan Rodgers has 29 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs and 42 walks while batting .263.
  • Rodgers ranks 153rd in home runs and 77th in RBI among all batters in the big leagues.
  • Charlie Blackmon has 20 doubles, four triples, 16 home runs and 29 walks while batting .258.
  • Ryan McMahon is hitting .248 with 21 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs and 56 walks.
C.J. Cron 136 .264 .320 .485 28 97 139
Brendan Rodgers 127 .263 .320 .400 11 60 131
Charlie Blackmon 125 .258 .308 .412 16 74 127
Ryan McMahon 135 .248 .333 .410 16 62 115
Randal Grichuk 126 .268 .310 .424 15 64 121

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