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2021 MLB Handicapping
(44-46) Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (26-66)
Date: Friday, July 16th, 2021
Time: 9:40 PM ET
Venue: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Projected Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks (CHI) vs Madison Bumgarner (ARZ)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs (-150) | Diamondbacks (+140)
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 (-130)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9
The MLB betting action continues following the All-Star Game, as all 30 teams take the field Friday, July 16.
The Chicago Cubs head to Chase Field in Phoenix to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks for a 3-game series. It’ll be the first time they play since 2019.
The Chicago Cubs have dropped 13 of their last 15 games overall, so they have to start the second half hot or their season may be over soon.
The Cubs are sitting at the 3rd spot in the NL Central standings, 4 games behind the Reds and 8 games behind the Brewers who lead the division.
Through their nine showings in July, the Cubs have scored just 36 runs while slashing .259/.321/.390. On the other side of the ball, the Cubs pitching staff has registered a poor 5.65 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in that span, allowing a .260 batting average to their opponents.
The D-backs season is already over as they have the worst record in baseball at 26-66. Arizona just drafted 6th overall and took top high school SS prospect Jordan Lawler who surprisingly fell to them.
They’ll continue to look towards the future as they are in line for next year’s #1 pick and show no signs of playoff contention in the next few years. As the MLB trade deadline approaches, Arizona has some intriguing trade chips on its roster, including 3B Eduardo Escobar (.785 OPS, 20 HR, 60 RBI) who’s drawing interest around the league.
The team’s pitching staff has been awful, producing the 2nd-highest ERA in baseball (5.40), while Arizona’s offense is tallying 4.14 runs per contest (22nd in the MLB).
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 44-46 overall
- Cubs are 16-29 on the road
- Arizona is 26-66 overall
- Arizona is 15-28 at home
Free Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Prediction:
Both teams have been terrible lately, so I’m backing the Cubs to win, as the visitors certainly have a bigger motive than the hosts who are already out of the playoff contention.
Also, the Cubs will start their best pitcher as Kyle Hendricks should do well against the D-backs. He’s 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 6 career starts against Arizona, and the current D-backs are slashing only .149/.173/.212 against Hendricks.
Take Chicago to regain their footing and take down Arizona.
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