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2022 MLB Handicapping
(21-21) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs (15-24)
Date: Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: Merrill Kelly (ARZ) vs. Wade Miley (CHI)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Diamondbacks +105 | Cubs -125
MLB run line Betting Odds: Diamondbacks +1.5, Cubs -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7.5
Gallen pitched five effective innings, Daulton Varsho homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago Cubs 3-1 on Thursday night, stopping a six-game slide.
Varsho drilled a two-out, three-RBI double off Wick, then scored himself on Andrelton Simmons’ throwing error to lift the Diamondbacks to a 7-6 comeback win over Chicago in extra innings.
Heading into the game, the Arizona Diamondbacks have an overall record of 18-21-0. When playing on the road, the team has gone 8-10. In the NL West division, Arizona currently sits 5th So far, the team has gone 22-17-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 21.0% of their games. The Diamondbacks’ over-under record is 15-23-1.
For Arizona, Zac Gallen gets the start with an overall record of 2-0. This includes a strong ERA of 1.05. So far, he is lasting an average of 5.68 innings per outing, as well as 9.17 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 1.31 per 9. In total, Gallen has given up 1 home run.
So far, the Diamondbacks bullpen has been one of the most used groups in the league. This group has one of the highest ERA’s among MLB bullpens at 4.73.
Throughout the season, runs have been hard to come by for the Arizona Diamondbacks, as they are averaging just 3.59 per contest. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of -28.0. The Diamondbacks head into the game ranked just 29th in team batting average. On their balls in play, Arizona has the 9th ranked BABIP of 0.268. On the base paths, the Diamondbacks have put pressure on opposing pitchers, ranked 11th in the MLB in steals.
Arizona has struggled in the field, ranking below average in errors committed, at 0.79 per game. Throughout the season, the team has done a good job turning double plays, averaging 0.85 per contest.
Heading into the game, the Chicago Cubs have an overall record of 15-21-0. When playing at home, the team has gone 6-12. In the NL Central division, Chicago currently sits 4th So far, the team has gone 20-16-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 28% of their games. The Cubss’ over-under record is 15-18-3.
For Chicago, Marcus Stroman gets the start with an overall record of 1-3. He comes into the game with an elevated ERA of 5.13. So far, he is lasting an average of 5.22 innings per outing. as well as 7.52 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 2.39 per 9. In total, Stroman has given up 4 home runs.
During the season, the Cubs bullpen has received a workload similar to the league average. The team’s relief corps has combined for one of the lower ERAs in the MLB at 3.08.
So far, the Chicago Cubs have been scoring runs at a rate similar to the league average, at 4.11 runs per game. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of 4.0. On offense, the Cubs have a team batting average of 0.233, placing them 16th in the league. Chicago’s batting average on balls in play of 0.239 is ranked average. On the base paths, the Cubs have put pressure on opposing pitchers, ranked 3rd in the MLB in steals.
Chicago has struggled in the field, ranking below average in errors committed, at 0.58 per game. Throughout the season, the team has done a good job turning double plays, averaging 1.17 per contest.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Arizona is 14-7 ATS on the road
- Arizona O/U are 13-8 on the road
- Chicago is 9-12 ATS home
- Chicago O/U are 9-8-4 at home
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
This Chicago Cubs team is currently playing better than their record shows. They took two of three games from the Pirates in their previous series and I see them attacking Castellanos when they are at the plate in this one.
The Diamondbacks were swept in their previous series and I don’t see them scoring enough runs to cover this spread. Arizona is currently scoring the 24th least amount of runs per game and have the 29th lowest overall team batting average.
Chicago is hitting the ball better than Arizona right now, as they are scoring the 16th most runs per game and have the 16th highest overall team batting average.
Give me the Cubs and the UNDER in this high total.
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