Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs NL Wildcard MLB Betting Odds Preview

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It will be a one game elimination in the NL Wildcard from Major League Baseball on Tuesday October 2nd as the Chicago Cubs host the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies and Cubs get started from Chicago at 8PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker sportsbook, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home team Chicago Cubs favored by -140 odds with the return on the road underdog Colorado Rockies at +130 odds. Run total is lined at 7 ½ runs. Starting for the Cubs will be lefthander Jon Lester to face Rockies lefty Kyle Freeland.

These teams met six times during the regular season with each road team winning two of three in their opponent’s home ballpark. Cubs lost their large lead in the NL Central as the Milwaukee Brewers caught the Cubs and finished in a tie. Brewers defeated Chicago 3-1 at Wrigley Field for the NL Central crown. That sends the Cubs to this one game wildcard. Cubs had a one game lead on Milwaukee for the NL Central heading into the weekend by dropped a game against the Cardinals on Saturday while the Brewers swept the Tigers. Jon Lester is 18-6 with an ERA of 3.32. He faced the Rockies once way back in April at home allowing no earned runs over 5 2/3rd innings. Cubs are 7-1 in his past eight starts.

Colorado was in a similar spot ending tied with the LA Dodgers in the NL West. Rockies had to travel to LA for the tiebreaker game and dropped a 5-2 decision. Rockies had a one game lead in the standings heading into the final three game series at home to Washington but dropped a single game while the Dodgers swept the Giants. Kyle Freeland faced the Cubs once on April 30th allowing three runs over seven innings of a 3-2 road defeat. Freeland has pitched well for the Rockies down the stretch. Colorado is 9-1 in his past ten starts. His ERA is 3.23 on the road in 108 2/3rd innings pitched.

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