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Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs 5/21/22 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds & Info

Game Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Saturday May 21, 2022, 2:20 PM (EDT)
Location
Wrigley Field
Latest odds
CHC -150 ; Total 7.5
TV Channel
MARQ

Historic Wrigley Field will play host to a Saturday afternoon MLB battle between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs. The Diamondbacks (20-21) have taken the first two games of this series and are seven games off the pace in the NL West Division race. On Friday, 3B Josh Rojas clubbed three of Arizona’s seven home runs during a 10-6 road triumph.

Thirty-two year old lefty Madison Bumgarner (2-2 2.29 ERA) will take the mound for the Diamondbacks in this matchup. Last time out, Bumgarner gave up three runs in five innings during a 5-4 road loss against Los Angeles.

The Chicago Cubs have dropped 14 of their first 20 home games and trail NL Central Division Milwaukee by nine games. During yesterday’s game, Chicago SP Kyle Hendricks (2-4) was roughed up for seven runs in five innings and took the loss. Jonathan Villar, Patrick Wisdom, Ildemaro Vargas, and Christopher Morel all went deep in a losing effort for the Cubs.

Chicago manager Daivd Ross will give the nod to left-hander Justin Steele (1-4 4.50 ERA) on Saturday. In his last start, Steele allowed one earned run and fanned ten batters during a 3-2 road victory against Arizona.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Diamondbacks are 7-3 in their last 10 Saturday games.
  • Cubs are 2-5 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter.
  • Cubs are 3-8 in their last 11 games as a home favorite.
  • Over is 8-1-1 in Diamondbacks last 10 road games.
  • Under is 6-1-1 in Cubs last 8 overall.

Free MLB Pick:

Arizona Diamondbacks +125

Chicago 2B Nico Hoerner (ankle) has resumed baseball activities and should return early next month. Through 41 games, Arizona ranks 24th in OPS and 23rd in runs scored. For the season, Chicago ranks 20th in OPS and 22nd in runs scored. Take the Diamondbacks to win on the road. Final Score Prediction, Arizona Diamondbacks win 5-4.

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