2015 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
July 29, 2015
This pick was released to clients on July 29, 2022 at 12:48PM ET.
Colorado at Chicago
Wednesday 07/29 02:20 PM Eastern
1 unit on Chicago -235 (moneyline) (risk 1 to return 1.43) RESULT: WIN
This is a long road trip for a Colorado team that has been terrible on the road for a long time. The Rockies are on a 25-67 run on the road and 8-20 as an underdog. It's tough to trust Rockies starter Eddie Butler (3-6, 4.77 ERA), recording only 32 strikeouts against 33 walks in 60+ innings this season. Butler will make his second big-league start following a six-week stint at Triple-A, where he had a 6.27 ERA in six starts. The Rockies are 13-39 on the road against a team with a winning record and face a Chicago team in a pennant race. Cubs lefty Jon Lester (3.32 ERA) has pitched at least seven innings in five straight starts and 11 of his last 16, plus has a 2.05 ERA over his last eight starts. The Rockies are 7-20 at Chicago, while the Cubs are 5-2 following a loss. Play the Cubs.