Cubs vs. Diamondbacks - 9/6/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (65-70) at Chicago Cubs (76-57)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
R De La Rosa (12-6) (4.46) vs. K Hendricks (6-6) (4.15)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -155 / Arizona Diamondbacks +145 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs look to sweep the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday afternoon.
The Arizona Diamondbacks need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Diamondbacks have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Diamondbacks have split their last eight when scoring more than three runs. A.J. Pollock leads Arizona with 162 hits and 61 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and David Peralta have combined for 168 RBI. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost four of their last six road games. Rubby De La Rosa gets the ball, and he’s 12-6 with a 4.46 ERA and 132 strikeouts this season. This is De La Rosa’s second career game against the Cubs.
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The Chicago Cubs look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Cubs have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more run in four of their last eight games. The Cubs have won six of their last eight when scoring more than three runs. Anthony Rizzo leads Chicago with 138 hits and 83 RBI while Starlin Castro and Addison Russell have combined for 89 RBI. The Chicago Cubs have won eight of their last 10 home games. Kyle Hendricks takes the hill, and he’s 6-6 with a 4.15 ERA and 128 strikeouts this season. This is Hendricks’ first career game against the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 7-2 in De La Rosas last 9 starts. The Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 Sunday games and 5-2 in Hendricks' last 7 starts. The Diamondbacks are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings in Chicago.
The Cubs coninue to clobber teams at Wrigley and are starting to taste a playoff spot. The Diamondbacks are starting to fall apart as of late and it won't help with De La Rosa on the mound, who's allowed 10 runs in his last three starts.