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Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs 7/24/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds & Info

Game Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks
Date & Time Saturday July 24, 2021, 2:20 PM (EDT)
Wrigley Field
Latest odds
CHC -147 ; Total 9
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The Saturday MLB schedule will get underway with a matinee between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs from Wrigley Field. The Diamondbacks (30-69) have lost 39 of their 50 road games and own the worst overall record in the majors. On Friday, Arizona SP Zac Gallen was roughed up for seven runs four innings during an 8-3 road loss against Chicago.

Thirty-two year old right-hander Merrill Kelly (6-7 4.46 ERA) will take the mound for the Diamondbacks in this matchup. Last time out, Kelly lasted eight innings and gave up four runs during a 6-4 home victory versus Chicago.

The Chicago Cubs are 12 games above .500 at home and are 8.5 games off the pace in the NL Central Division race. During yesterday’s easy victory, C Robinson Chrinos homered twice and SS Javier Baez started the scoring with a three-run blast. SP Zach Davies (6-6) allowed two runs over five plus innings to earn the win for the Cubs (48-50).

Chicago manager David Ross will give the nod to right-hander Alec Mills (4-3 4.64 ERA) on Saturday. Last time out, Mills was tagged for five runs (1 ER)  in four innings during an 8-3 road loss against St. Louis.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Diamondbacks are 6-2 in their last 8 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
  • Cubs are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series.
  • Cubs are 1-5 in their last 6 games following a win.
  • Over is 9-1 in Diamondbacks last 10 Saturday games.
  • Over is 6-1 in Cubs last 7 home games.

Free MLB Pick:

Arizona Diamondbacks +135

Arizona OF Ketel Marte remains on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain and hopes to return by the middle of next month. Through 99 games, Arizona ranks 25th in OPS and 19th in runs scored. For the season, Chicago ranks 20th in OPS and 20th in runs scored. Take the Diamondbacks to win on the road. Final Score Prediction, Arizona Diamondbacks win 5-4.

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