Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - 9/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (65-70) at Chicago Cubs (76-57)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
Robbie Ray (3-10) (3.72) vs. J Arrieta (17-6) (2.11)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -200 / Arizona Diamondbacks +190 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Arizona Diamondbacks battle the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in game two of their series.
The Arizona Diamondbacks drive to reach .500 has take a step back lately with Friday’s 14-5 defeat at Wrigley Field saddling the team with losses in eight of eleven. Nothing went as planned for the Snakes with starter Zack Gogley allowing six runs in 3.2 frames with AJ Schugel giving up seven unearned runs. The Diamondbacks ten hit, four walk attack couldn’t keep up with Jake Lamb going 2-2 with a long ball and two RBI’s while Chris Owings and Phillip Gossellin each driving in runs and scoring.Robbie Ray draws the start on Saturday for his first career meeting against the Cubs. Ray did not get a decision in a 5-4 loss at Colorado with one run allowed on five hits and three BB in 5.2 frames.
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The Chicago Cubs were one of the hottest teams in the game a few weeks ago but are playing around .500 baseball right now after Friday’s win versus Arizona. Starter Jon Lester held the Diamondbacks to a pair of runs on five hits and a pair of BB through five innings to get the win while the Cubbies racked up 14 hits and eight walks. The power game carried the offense with Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez cracking long balls while Addison Russell connected on two homers. A red hot Jake Arrieta opposes the visiting Diamondbacks for the second time in 2015. Arrieta comes off of a complete game no hitter against the Dodgers on the road in a 2-0 victory.
Arizona are 6-2 in their last 8 road games and are 3-8 in their last 11 overall while going 3-8 in their last 11 games on grass. Chicago are 22-6 in their last 28 games as a favorite and are 14-4 in their last 18 home games while going 2-6 in their last 8 overall. Arizona are 7-1 in the last 8 meetings and are 5-11 in the last 16 meetings in Chicago. Looking at Arrieta who is one of the best in 2015…