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The Colorado Rockies head to Wrigley Field tonight to take on the Chicago Cubs, just one day after the two teams lost division title tie-breakers to the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers, respectively. The winner moves on the face the Brewers in the NLDS while the loser goes home.

Game Info: Colorado Rockies (91-72, 44-38 Away) @ Chicago Cubs (95-68, 51-31 Home), Wrigley Field, 8:00 p.m. EST

Starting Pitchers:

  • Kyle Freeland (17-7, 2.85 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 173 Ks): The Rockies are 15-2 in Freeland's last 17 starts, but he lost his only start against the Cubs this season, giving up three runs in seven innings while striking out five.
  • Jon Lester (18-6, 3.32 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 149 Ks): Lester went 4-1 in September with 1.52 ERA and didn't give up an earned run in this only start against the Rockies this season.

Odds: Rockies (+128) / Cubs (-14)
This game is essentially a coin flip with the Cubs being the slight favorite due to their home-field advantage.

Over/Under: 7 runs = Over: -114 / Under: -102
The two teams average just over 4.5 runs per game, with the Rockies averaging a slightly better 4.79 per game to the Cubs 4.67. At home, Chicago averages 4.70 runs per game while Colorado scores 4.09 a game on the road.

Interesting Stat: The teams played six times this season, splitting the series 3-3 and scoring an identical 33 runs in total.

Best Prop: Grand Slam Home Run = Yes: +900 / No: -5000
If you think this game will hit the under, then you might be smart to go "No" on this one, despite having to risk $5,000 in order to win $100. But if you're feeling lucky, 9-1 odds would be a grand way to end your night.

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