Today’s NL matchup features the Colorado Rockies (1-3) taking on the Chicago Cubs (1-2) at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL. First pitch is set for 2:20 PM ET, and you can catch the action on MLBN.

On the mound for the Rockies is Dakota Hudson, while the Cubs will counter with Shota Imanaga. The Cubs are currently favored to win this one, with a money line payout of -221 compared to the Rockies’ +182. The over/under line is set at 6.5 runs, with the under slightly favored at +101 compared to the over at -124.

COLORADO ROCKIES VS CHICAGO CUBS BETTING PICK

The Pick: OVER 6.5 Runs

This game will be played at Wrigley Field at 2:20 ET on Monday, April 1st.

HOW TO BET THE ROCKIES VS CUBS:

  • We have the Cubs winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • However, if you’re looking for a run line pick, we like the Rockies to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

Rockies Records & Stats

The Rockies are coming off a 5-1 loss to the Diamondbacks in their last game. Colorado’s offense was held to just one run, despite collecting eight hits. The Rockies’ offense was shut out through the first three innings but did manage to score a run in the fifth.

Ryan Feltner got the start for Colorado and gave up three earned runs in five innings of work. Jacob Stallings was the only Rockies player with multiple hits, finishing 2/3 with an RBI.

Starting for the Rockies today is Dakota Hudson, who is coming off a season in which he made 18 appearances and 12 starts. His record for the year was 6-3, and he finished with an ERA of 4.98. Hudson’s WHIP for the season was 1.50, and he allowed a batting average of .281. Last season, he made two appearances against the Cubs and finished with an ERA of 3.46.

When looking at the Rockies’ player projections, we see that Nolan Jones is not only projected to have the most home runs on the team, but his home run projection is 17th best in the league today. Kris Bryant is 2nd on the team in home run projections and 3rd in total hits. Charlie Blackmon is 4th on the team in terms of home run projections and 21st in the league overall.

Cubs Records & Stats

The Chicago Cubs won the series opener against the Texas Rangers, 9-5. The Cubs were the underdogs in this one, with the Rangers favored at -131. The Cubs scored three runs in the first inning, but the Rangers responded with two in the second and three in the fourth. The Cubs scored four runs in the ninth to secure the win.

Christopher Morel and Ian Happ each had four hits for the Cubs. Morel drove in three, while Happ drove in two. Seiya Suzuki and Miguel Amaya also had multi-hit games. Marcus Semien had two hits and drove in three runs for the Rangers.

Today, Shota Imanaga gets the nod for the Cubs as they face the Rockies. It’s his chance to make a strong opening statement, as this will be his first time on the mound this year.

When looking at the Cubs’ offensive projections, Seiya Suzuki is not only our top projected hitter for the Cubs in terms of total hits, but he also has the 5th best odds to hit a home run in today’s slate of games. Cody Bellinger is also a solid option for the Cubs, as his total hits projection is 14th best in the league today.