Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 19 (5/19): MLB

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 19 (5/19): MLB

Credit: photo by Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:40 p.m. EST
Dbacks money line +106
Dbacks run line +1.5 (-180)
Cubs money line -126
Cubs run line -1.5 (+155)
Over / under 9

 

Key stats

  Arizona Diamondbacks  Chicago Cubs
Record 18-21 15-21
Road / home record 8-10 6-12
Last 10 record 3-7 6-4
Streak L6 L1
Over / under record 15-23-1 15-18-3
Runs / game 3.59 4.11
Runs allowed / game 4.31 4.00

 

Preview

The Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet again to play a 4-game series at the Wrigley Field. The Cubs won their last series against the Pirates while the Dbacks were swept by the Dodgers.

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks get to this game with a 18-21 record and have lost 6 games in a row. The team is averaging 3.59 runs per game and allowing 4.3 runs. Christian Walker leads with 9 home runs and 18 RBI.

Kelly leads the pitching staff with a 3.27 ERA and 1.27 WHIP, 40 punchouts and 3 wins for the Dbacks.

Probable Pitcher:

Zac Gallen (2-0, 1.05 ERA) will be on the mound for the Diamondbacks in the 1st game of the series. Gallen didn't factor into the decision during Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Cubs, allowing one run on two hits and a walk with nine strikeouts in six innings. He allowed only 1 runs and struck out 9 across 6 innings in his last start against the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs get here with a 15-21 record and have won 4 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.11 runs per game with a .233 at bat while allowing 4 runs. Patrick Wisdom is leading the team with 6 home runs and 17 RBI while Happ has the better batting average with .282.

Hendricks leads the team with 2 wins 32 strikeouts and a 4.03 ERA.

Probable Pitcher:

Marcus Stroman (1-3, 5.13 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs in the 1st game of the series. Stroman cleared all COVID-19-related protocols Tuesday and rejoined the team. In his last start he threw 7 scoreless innings and 5 strikeouts against the Brewers.

BETTING TRENDS

Arizona are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games.

Arizona are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against Chi Cubs.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games against Arizona.

Chi Cubs are 3-11 SU in their last 14 games at home.

Prediction

The Dbacks continue to struggle offensively and are on a 6 game losing streak but they'll send Zac Gallen to the mound who has been exceptional so far this season and held the Cubs to only 1 runs in 6 innings the last time he faced them. The Cubs have won 4 of their last 5 games and will send Stroman to the mound who's coming from a 19 days absence and it's uncertain how he will be. I'm going to take a stab with the Dbacks as Gallen is unstoppable.

PICK: Diamondbacks ML (+106)

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