Diamondbacks vs Cubs Game Preview and Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs game preview, picks and predictions for Saturday July 24, 2021
MLB Game Preview and Odds:
The Chicago Cubs will take on the Arizona Diamondback for the second game of this three game series on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 2:10pm et at Wrigley Field.
Current DraftKings MLB Odds have the Chicago Cubs listed as -145 moneyline favorites and the over/under at 11.5 total runs.
The Diamondbacks come into this game off the 8-2 loss Friday afternoon against the Cubs. They’ll be looking to avenge that loss with their right hander, Merrill Kelly taking the mound.
Kelly has a 6-7 overall record with a 4.46 ERA this season, but in his road starts he’s just 2-5 with a 5.33 ERA and a 1.315 WHIP. Kelly’s last start was actually against Chicago last week where he gave up 4 total runs over the 8 innings he pitched.
Arizona currently has the worst record in Major League Baseball at 30-69 overall including the horrible 11-39 road record.
The Diamondbacks are 1-5 straight up in their last 6 games against the Cubs and Arizona is 1-5 in Kellys last 6 road starts.
Chicago was in desperate need of a big win after losing two in a row against the Cardinals and they came out the gate red hot to take a 3-0 first inning lead against Arizona after a huge first inning 3-run home run by Baez. The Cubs will start Alec Mills, who at home this season, he’s a 2-0 with a 2.53 era and WHIP of 1.125. Mills is looking for a bounce back performance after allowing five runs in just four innings in last Monday’s loss to St. Louis. Mills has been able to hold his own since entering the rotation and will most likely be a good option this Saturday against the Diamondbacks.
Chicago is currently fourth in the NL Central at 48-50 overall and looking to get to that .500 mark if they’ll be able to sweep Arizona this weekend.
The Cubs are 7-1 straight up in their last 8 games vs a team with a winning % below .400 and the over is 4-0 Chicago’s last 4 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free MLB Pick:
In this Diamondbacks vs Cubs Saturday baseball game, we’re rolling with the Cubs first five innings -0.5 (+105)
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