Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday, MLB Baseball Odds, Las Vegas Betting Online, Picks and Predictions

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CHICAGO CUBS ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
60-54, 1st in National League Central August 12, 8:10 PM | Grass of Chase Field 64-51, 3rd in National League West
Chi. Cubs at Arizona, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 8:10 PM ET, Saturday, August 12, 2017
Where: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
TV: 8:10 p.m. ET, MLB Network, WGN (Chicago), FSN Arizona
PITCHING MATCHUP: Cubs LH Jon Lester (8-6, 3.97 ERA) vs. Diamondbacks LH Patrick Corbin (8-11, 4.76)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Chicago Cubs [J. Lester -L] -1½ +145 -110 Ov 9½ -120
Arizona Diamondbacks [P. Corbin -L] +1½ -165 +100 Un 9½ +125
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The Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Chase Field.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of left hander Jon Lester in this game. Lester has a 8-6 record and a 3.97 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it’ll be Patrick Corbin who starts for the Diamondbacks. Left hander Corbin is 8-11 with a 4.83 ERA so far this season.

Lester extended his unbeaten streak to five starts on Sunday, when he allowed three runs and six hits over 6 2/3 innings against Washington in his second straight no-decision. The 33-year-old native of Washington has not lost on the road since May 28 at the Los Angeles Dodgers, going 4-0 in his last five turns away from home. Lester has yet to be defeated by Arizona as he is 2-0 despite sporting a 4.94 ERA in five career starts, including a no-decision on Aug. 1 in which he yielded three runs over four frames.

After winning his final two starts of July, Corbin has dropped both of his outings this month, surrendering 14 runs – 10 earned – and 17 hits over nine innings. Both setbacks came on the road, where the 28-year-old New Yorker is 2-8 with a 6.79 ERA in 11 turns this season. Corbin has made five career appearances (four starts) against the Cubs and won his first three decisions before being tagged for eight runs and 10 hits – three homers – in three frames opposite Lester at Chicago on Aug. 1.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 110-moneyline favorites versus the Diamondbacks, while the game’s total is sitting at 9½.

Two teams that are feeling the heat from a charging St. Louis team square off Saturday as the Chicago Cubs visit the Arizona Diamondbacks for the middle contest of their three-game set. Chicago posted an 8-3 victory in Friday’s series opener to avoid a three-game slide and maintain a one-game lead in the National League Central over the Cardinals, who have won seven in a row.

Kris Bryant led the Cubs’ 11-hit attack by going 3-for-3, extending his hitting streak to eight games in the process. St. Louis also is closing in on Arizona, which has dropped three straight and seen its advantage of the Cardinals for the NL’s second wild-card spot shrink to 4 1/2 games. Paul Goldschmidt hopes to continue his assault on Chicago pitching on Saturday as he has belted four home runs in his last two games against the Cubs. The slugger has registered 12 of his team-leading 91 RBIs over his last eight contests and is nine away from reaching the century mark for the third time in his career.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 8-3 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at 108 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Cubs were a 8-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at 108 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.

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Chicago:
Team record: 60-54 SU
Chi Cubs is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Chi Cubs is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Chi Cubs is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road

Arizona:
Team record: 64-51 SU
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Arizona is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
Arizona is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Chicago at Arizona Sunday, August 13

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. The Cubs recalled Victor Caratini from Triple-A Iowa after placing fellow C Willson Contreras (hamstring), who is expected to miss at least four weeks, on the 10-day disabled list.

2. Arizona traded RHP Ryan Burr, who was a fifth-round pick in the 2015 draft, to the Chicago White Sox for future considerations.

3. Cubs C Alex Avila has launched a two-run homer in two of his last three games.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Chicago Cubs will win outright at -110 and the game will stay under 9½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
CHC TEAM ARI
4.72 RUNS 4.97
4.36 RUNS AGNST 4.02
0.36 DIFF 0.95
-$1,933 MONEY $1,101
3.93 TEAM ERA 3.61
8.37 OFF HITS 8.75
3.73 OFF WALKS 3.51
8.46 OFF Ks 9.15
7.87 DEF HITS 8.09
3.43 DEF WALKS 3.13
8.74 DEF Ks 9.19
INJURIES
CHICAGO CUBS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Pedro Strop P 15-Day Disabled List
Dallas Beeler P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Brooks P 15-Day Disabled List
Zac Rosscup P 60-Day Disabled List
Kyle Schwarber OF 15-Day Disabled List
Christian Villanueva 3B 60-Day Disabled List
Chris Coghlan OF 15-Day Disabled List
Joe Smith P 15-Day Disabled List
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
David Peralta OF 15-Day Disabled List
Nick Ahmed SS 15-Day Disabled List
Chris Herrmann C 15-Day Disabled List
Andrew Chafin P 15-Day Disabled List
Rubby De La Rosa P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
CHICAGO CUBS
Chi Cubs are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games
Chi Cubs are 13-3 SU in their last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Chi Cubs’s last 25 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games when playing Arizona
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 6 games
Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona’s last 7 games at home
Arizona is 4-10 SU in their last 14 games when playing Chi Cubs
Arizona is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Chi Cubs’s Overall Scoring vs Arizona’s Overall Defense 4.7 6 4.0 2
Chi Cubs’s Away Scoring vs Arizona’s Home Defense 4.7 8 4.2 3
Chi Cubs’s Road ERA vs Arizona’s Home ERA Allowed 3.7 3 5.7 2
Arizona’s Overall Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Overall Defense 5.0 4 4.4 4
Arizona’s Home Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Road Defense 5.7 2 4.0 3
Arizona’s Home ERA vs Chi Cubs’s Road ERA Allowed 3.7 3 4.3 5
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
CUBS
Cubs are second lowest scoring team in the league at 3.7 runs per game.
Cubs have the second worst hits stat in the league at 8.1 per game.
Cubs give up the most free passes in the league allowing 3.3 per game.
DIAMONDBACKS
Diamondbacks are third in the league in hits at 9.1 per game.
Diamondbacks have the third-most base on balls in the league at 3.2 per game.
Diamondbacks are third best in the league in times striking out with 7.0 per game.
Diamondbacks allow the third most hits in the league at 9.0 per game

 

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