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2021 MLB Handicapping
(30-68) Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs (47-50)
Date: Saturday, July 24tn, 2021
Time: 2:20 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
Projected Pitchers: Merrill Kelly (ARI) vs. Alec Mills (CHC)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Diamondbacks +125 Cubs -156
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Diamondbacks +1.5, Cubs -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 9
The Diamondbacks will be in Chicago to take on the Cubs for game 2 Saturday at 2:20 ET. Game 1 of that series is Friday at 2:20 ET.
The Cubs took 2 out of 3 games earlier this month against the Diamondbacks.
Merrill Kelly gets the ball for the Diamondbacks and Alec Mills will be going for the Cubs.
The Diamondbacks have had a very rough year so far. They have won 4 games in a row.
With a record of 30-68, they are last in the National League West. The Giants lead them by 32 games.
Arizona swept the Pirates in a 3 game set this week. They won 6-4 on Wednesday. In that series, the Snakes scored 21 runs and allowed 12 runs.
Madison Bumgarner went 5 innings and allowed 1 earned run in that game.
This year, Merrill Kelly is 6-7 with a 4.46 ERA. His last start was against the Cubs on Sunday where he went 8 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. The Diamondbacks won this game 6-4.
This team has not gotten good pitching so far this year. They have a team ERA of 5.33 which is 29th best in baseball.
Their offense is scoring 4.19 runs per game which is 20th best in baseball. Eduardo Escobar and David Peralta are some key hitters in their lineup.
They have hit a total of 88 home runs which is 28th best in the majors.
The Cubs started off the season well, but they have really struggled since then. They have lost 4 of their last 5 games.
Their 47-50 record puts them 4th in the National League Central. The Brewers lead them by 9 games.
Chicago lost 3 out of 4 games against the Cardinals this week. St. Louis won 3-2 on Thursday. In that series, the Cubs scored 14 runs and allowed 20 runs.
Adbert Alzolay went 6 innings and allowed 3 earned runs on Thursday.
This year, Alec Mills is 4-3 with a 4.64 ERA.
The pitching on this team has been pretty good this year. They have an ERA of 4.09 which is 14th best in baseball.
The offense did not do all that much in their past series. They are scoring 4.18 runs per game which is 22nd best in baseball.
The Cubs have hit 119 home runs which is 12th best in the major leagues.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Diamondbacks are 6-15 in their last 21 games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Diamondbacks are 14-39 in their last 53 road games vs. a right handed starter.
- Diamondbacks are 8-23 in their last 31 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Diamondbacks are 6-20 in their last 26 Saturday games.
- Cubs are 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Cubs are 15-7 in their last 22 home games vs. a right handed starter.
- Cubs are 28-12 in their last 40 home games with the total set at 7.0-9.0.
- Cubs are 8-3 in their last 11 home games with the total set at 9.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
Simply put, the Cubs need to start playing better baseball. They have a good chance to do so when going against the Diamondbacks. There is no excuse for them to lose these games.
Chicago is the better team and I look for them to show that in this one. I feel good with them here and I little confidence backing Arizona.
If Alec Mills is on his game, he can quiet this Arizona offense. Merrill Kelly can be tough, but Chicago should be able to get some runs off him.
I like the Cubs on the moneyline in this one.
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