Free MLB Pick: Diamondbacks vs. Cubs Odds
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2019 MLB Season
(9-9) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs (8-9)
Date: Friday, April 19, 2019
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field in Chicago IL
Projected Pitchers: Kelly vs. Hendricks
MLB Moneyline Odds: Diamondbacks +165 | Cubs -175
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The Diamondbacks are on a roll as they come into Wrigley Field on Friday. Arizona has won three in a row to climb within 1.5 of the Dodgers in the NL West.
Arizona has scored 20 runs over the last 3 games and has a top 10 offense overall on the season. Christian Walker and David Peralta have led the charge lately as both have an OBP of over .520 in the past 6 games.
One question mark Arizona does have coming into Friday’s tilt is on the mound. Merrill Kelly gets the nod in just his 4th career start. He’s 1-1 on the season but has allowed a HR in each game. Kelly gave up 4ER on 8 hits last time out vs. San Diego.
The Cubs have turned things around a bit too after winning 5 of their last 6 including a sweep over the Marlins during the week.
The Chicago offense has really come around scoring 5+ runs in 4 of the last 5 games. Javier Baez is hot with 11 hits in his last 26 AB (.423) and Willson Contreras has found his power stroke with 3HR in his last 6 contests.
The real key to Chicago climbing into 3 games of the Central lead has been improved pitching. The Cubs have tossed back-to-back shutouts vs. the Marlins and turn to Kyle Hendricks at home on Friday. Hendricks has allowed 2ER in 2 of 3 starts, but has yet to pitch out of the 5th start.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Diamondbacks are 4-1 last 5 road games
- Diamondbacks are 1-4 last 5 vs. RH starter
- Cubs are 5-1 last 6 overall
- Cubs are 5-2 in Hendricks’ last 7 home starts
- Diamondbacks are 1-4 last 5 H2H
Free Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
There’s little value in the Cubs at -152 considering their three game win streak has come vs. the 4-15 Marlins. The Diamondbacks are on a 4 game win streak and have a nice payout at +130 especially as Hendricks has yet to have a quality start this season.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Diamondbacks +130
MLB Free Score Prediction: Diamondbacks 5 – Cubs 2
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