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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs - 8/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Chicago Cubs (60-54) at Arizona Diamondbacks (64-51)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 8:10 pm (Chase Field)

J Lester (8-6) (3.97) vs. P Corbin (8-11) (4.83)

The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks +123 / Chicago Cubs -133 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSAZ, WGN

The Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Saturday in MLB action at Chase Field.

The Chicago Cubs look for another wi after splitting their last 12 games. The Cubs have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Chicago Cubs have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Kris Bryant leads the Cubs with 112 hits and 49 RBI while Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras have combined for 200 hits and 141 RBI. Jon Lester gets the ball, and he is 8-6 with a 3.97 ERA and 146 strikeouts this season. Lester is 2-0 with a 4.94 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks. 

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs - 8/12/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Arizona Diamondbacks need a victory here after losing five of their last six games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have lost eight of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Paul Goldschmidt leads Arizona with 130 hits and 91 RBI while David Peralta and Jake Lamb have combined for 216 hits and 129 RBI. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he is 8-11 with a 4.76 ERA and 125 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 3-1 with a 5.48 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.

The Cubs are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games, 5-0 in Lesters last 5 road starts and 36-16 in Lesters last 52 starts. The Diamondbacks are 41-20 in their last 61 home games, 8-3 in Corbins last 11 home starts and 2-7 in Corbins last 9 starts. The Cubs are 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.

Lester has allowed three or less earned runs in each of his last five starts, and the Cubs have won seven of the last 10 times he's pitched. Corbin has allowed 10 earned runs in his last nine innings and is allowing a .275 batting average at home. Not to mention the Cubs are hitting nearly .300 against Corbin in 37 at bats with three homers. This seems like one of the times you have to back the Chicago Cubs, especially with the rare cheap price. 

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