Chicago Cubs vs Colorado Rockies 9/17/22 MLB Picks, Predictions, Odds


The Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs meet in MLB action from Wrigley Field on Saturday afternoon.

The Colorado Rockies will look to rebound from their 2-1 loss at the hands of the Cubs in Friday’s matchup. Connor Joe has 94 hits and a .240 batting average with 19 doubles, 6 home runs and 4 triples. C.J. Cron has 139 hits with 26 doubles, 3 triples, a team-high 28 home runs and 97 RBIs while Ryan McMahon has 21 doubles and Charlie Blackmon has 127 hits with 16 home runs and 74 RBIs of his own up to this point in the season for the Rockies. Randal Grichuk also has 15 home runs and 64 RBIs as well this season. Brendan Rodgers has 131 hits with 29 doubles and Jose Iglesias also has 30 doubles of his own and a .300 batting average on the year. Jose Urena will start here and is 3-6 with a 5.81 ERA and 43 strikeouts this season.

The Chicago Cubs will hope they can build on their triumph from Friday’s matchup. Willson Contreras has 97 hits, 21 home runs and a .246 batting average while Patrick Wisdom also has 22 home runs, 59 RBIs and 25 doubles on the year. Ian Happ also has a team-high 139 hits with 38 doubles of his own, 67 RBIs and a .274 batting average while Nico Hoerner has a .291 batting average and 129 hits as well on the year. Hayden Wesneski will start here and is 1-1 with a 3.12 ERA and 11 strikeouts this season.

Colorado is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a left-handed starter and 18-47 in their last 65 road games while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 Saturday games. Chicago is 3-7 in their last 10 games following a win and 10-27 in their last 37 games against the NL West while the under is 20-8-3 in their last 31 home games.

I get the reasoning for wanting to back either side here to fade the opposition, but I’m looking at the over here. I don’t really trust Hayden Wesneski with a small sample size and Jose Urena’s been awful for the better part of the last two months or so. The runs came few and far between on Friday, but Saturday that changes. Give me the over.