Diamondbacks vs. Cubs - 4/9/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (3-1) at Arizona Diamondbacks (2-3)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Chase Field)
K Hendricks (0-0) (0.00) vs. Z Greinke (0-1) (15.75)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks -130 / Chicago Cubs +120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Saturday night for game three.
The Chicago Cubs hope to bounce back after suffering their first loss of the season on Friday. The Cubs were leading much of the contest but allowed two late runs that were unanswered. Still, the Chicago Cubs pitching staff continues to show up, allowing just 10 runs in their first four games of the season. Offensively, Dexter Fowler leads Chicago with nine hits, Anthony Rizzo has two home runs and Miguel Montero has three RBI. Kyle Hendricks takes the hill, and he was 8-7 with a 3.95 ERA and 167 strikeouts last season. This will be Hendricks’ second career game against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks hope to get back to a .500 record after their walk off win last night. The Diamondbacks pitching staff allowed three or less runs for the first time this season, and they can only hope for a bounce back performance from their ace. The Arizona Diamondbacks have now won five straight when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 11 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has six RBI and Jake Lamb has one homerun. Zack Greinke gets the nod, and he’s 0-1 with a 15.75 ERA and two strikeouts this season. Greinke is 4-2 with a 3.78 ERA and 62 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 4-0 in Hendricks' last 4 road starts. The Diamondbacks are 1-5 in their last 6 Saturday games and 7-3 in their last 10 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Cubs are 19-43 in the last 62 meetings in Arizona.
We're getting one of the top pitchers in baseball at home for a cheap price. Yes, please. Besides, resports indicate that Greinke had the flu when pitching opening day. I like the All Star to have a bounce back performance here.