Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks
|Date & Time||Saturday April 27, 2019, 8:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Chicago Cubs -114 / Arizona Diamondbacks +104 -- Over/Under: 9.5
The Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks meet Saturday in MLB action at Chase Field.
The Chicago Cubs look for a victory after splitting their last six games. The Cubs have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Chicago Cubs have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Javier Baez leads the Cubs with 33 hits and 22 RBI while Jason Heyward and Willson Contreras have combined for 42 hits and 30 RBI. Yu Darvish gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 5.96 ERA and 25 strikeouts this season. Darvish is 2-1 with a 3.28 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Diamondbacks.
The Arizona Diamondbacks look to stay hot after winning 10 of their last 12 games. The Diamondbacks have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have won 10 straight games when scoring more than one run. David Peralta leads the Diamondbacks with 37 hits and 18 RBI while Adam Jones and Christian Walker have combined for 61 hits and 33 RBI. Zack Godley gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 6.67 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Godley is 1-2 with a 5.14 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Cubs.
The Cubs are 3-7 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 1-4 in Darvishs last 5 starts. The Diamondbacks are 8-2 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series, 3-9 in their last 12 Saturday games and 1-4 in Godleys last 5 home starts. The Cubs are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Arizona and 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. The over is 5-1 in Godleys last 6 starts overall. The over is 17-7 in Cubs last 24 road games.
Darvish is not off to a good start, as he's allowed 15 earned runs and walked 18 batters in 22.2 innings. Those who have been around for a while know how I feel about Godley, and he's allowed four or more earned runs in three of his five starts. Godley has also lost five of his last seven games as a favorite. When I'm not in love with a pitching matchup and both guys are getting rocked left and right, I usually side with the over. We hit on the over yesterday between the Cubs and Diamondbacks, let's do it again.