Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 15 (5/15): MLB

Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 15 (5/15): MLB

Credit: photo by Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 4:10 p.m. EST
Cubs money line +106
Cubs run line +1.5 (-192)
Dbacks money line -130
Dbacks run line -1.5 (+150)
Over / under 8.5

 

Key stats

  Chicago Cubs Arizona Diamondbacks 
Record 12-20 18-16
Road / home record 8-9 10-10
Last 10 record 3-7 7-3
Streak W1 L1
Over / under record 14-14-3 12-20-1
Runs / game 3.97 3.64
Runs allowed / game 4.42 4.00

 

Preview

The Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks will play the 3rd game of the series at the Chase Field on Sunday. The Cubs tied the series beating the Dbacks 4-2 on Saturday.

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs get here with a 12-20 record and have lost 7 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 3.97 runs per game with a .235 at bat while allowing 4.42 runs. Patrick Wisdom is leading the team with 5 home runs and 16 RBI while Contreras has the better batting average with .286.

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

Probable Pitcher:

Justin Steele (1-4, 5.32 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs in the 3rd game of the series. Over his last five starts, the southpaw has posted a 6.88 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in 17 innings.

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks get to this game with a 18-16 record and have won 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 3.64 runs per game and allowing 4 runs. Dalton Varsho leads with 6 home runs and 15 RBI.

Kelly leads the pitching staff with a 1.71 ERA and 1.12 WHIP, 38 punchouts through six starts in 2022.

Probable Pitcher:

Humberto Castellanos (2-1, 4.32 ERA) will be on the mound for the Diamondbacks in the 3rd game of the series. Castellanos did not factor in the decision against Miami on Monday, completing 5.1 innings during which he allowed three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out four.

BETTING TRENDS

Chi Cubs are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games.

Chi Cubs are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against Arizona.

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

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games against Chi Cubs.

Prediction

The Cubs have lost 10 of their last 14 games and are 5-15 against right handed pitchers. Steele has struggled lately losing their last 4 starts. The Dbacks have won 5 of their last 7 games at home but have lost 7 of the last 10 games against the Cubs. Arizona have won the last 2 times when Castellanos has started. Take the Dbacks.

PICK: Diamondbacks ML (-130)

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