The Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks meet in game two of their three-game series in MLB action from Chase Field on Saturday.
Cubs Fall Short In The Desert
The Chicago Cubs took one on the chin in their series-opening loss to Arizona thanks to a 6-4 loss to the Diamondbacks in Friday’s matchup. The loss dropped the Cubs to 78-70 on the year, sitting 5.5 games back in the NL Central while holding on to the second spot in the NL Wild Card race. Nico Hoerner leads the Cubbies with 164 hits along with 62 RBIs and a .285 batting average this season while Cody Bellinger has a team-high 25 home runs and 90 RBIs along with a .315 batting average this season. Ian Happ has a team-high 31 doubles as well for the Cubbies this season. Kyle Hendricks will start for the Cubs and is 6-7 with a 3.71 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season.
Chicago Cubs Team Facts
The underdogs have won four of the Cubs' last five games at Chase Field.
The Cubs have covered the run line in eight of their last nine games against the Diamondbacks following a road loss.
The 'Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Cubs' last five Saturday night games against NL West opponents.
The Cubs have trailed after 7 innings in each of their last four games as favorites against NL West opponents.
The Cubs have trailed after 5 innings in four of their last five games as road favorites against National League opponents.
Chicago Cubs Player Prop Facts
Nico Hoerner ranks 6th in the league in Steals (40) this season.
Diamondbacks Get Key Win Friday
The Arizona Diamondbacks managed to snag a big win in their pursuit for a Wild Card spot thanks to their win on Friday. The win pushed the Diamondbacks to 77-72 on the year, sitting tied for the final Wild Card spot in the National League. Christian Walker leads the Diamondbacks with 30 home runs and 91 RBIs while Ketel Marte has a team-high 146 hits and a .275 batting average. Corbin Carroll also has 24 home runs and a team-high 47 stolen bases with a .279 batting average, and is the leading candidate for Rookie of the Year in the National League. Zach Davies will start for Arizona here and is 2-5 with a 6.81 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Team Facts
The Diamondbacks have won four of their last five games as home underdogs.
The Diamondbacks have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six home games against the Cubs following a home win.
The Diamondbacks have led after 3 innings in each of their last three games as home underdogs.
The Diamondbacks have led after 7 innings in each of their last five night games against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Diamondbacks' last three home games.
Arizona Diamondbacks Player Prop Facts
Corbin Carroll ranks 3rd in the league in Steals (47) this season.
I’m sticking with the Cubs here. Arizona just keeps on beating up on the Cubs, and maybe I’m a glutton for punishment, but I just don’t feel comfortable having Zach Davies as my starting pitcher if I’m 100% honest, especially at this time of year with a lot at stake. Kyle Hendricks has pitched better on the road this season, and I think he does enough here to get the Cubs a win and a much-needed one at that on the road here. Give me Chicago.