Diamondbacks vs. Cubs Monday Pick

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs, 7/23/2018 Prediction & Odds

The Chicago Cubs are starting to fire on all cylinders. Winners of seven of their last 10 games, will they take care of the visiting Diamondbacks on Monday night when the clubs open a new series at 8:05 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

959 Arizona Diamondbacks (-105) at 960 Chicago Cubs (-105); 9 runs

Monday, July 23, 2018

8:05 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field

TV: ARI (FSAZ); CHC (CSNC)

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Public Betting Trends

Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Cubs and Diamondbacks with -105 odds, respectively, to win tonight's game. As of this writing, 64% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Diamondbacks to beat the Cubs on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Diamondbacks' Corbin allows four runs over six innings in loss

Patrick Corbin picked up a loss on Sunday while allowing four runs in six innings against the Braves. Corbin allowed six hits and one walk, and he struck out just three. A disappointing final start of the first half for Corbin, who has been outstanding for the majority of his starts in 2018. He still takes a strong 3.24 ERA into the All-Star break, and he's struck out an impressive 149 hitters in 122 1/3 innings.

Cubs' Farrell to make spot start vs. D-Backs on Monday

Luke Farrell will make a spot start for the Cubs on Monday against the Diamondbacks. The 27-year-old right-hander has pitched fairly well, registering a 3.86 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 37/14 K/BB ratio over 28 innings with the Cubs this season. He isn't a recommended streaming option against a high-powered Diamondbacks' offense though.

MLB Betting Trends

Arizona

The Diamondbacks have won 14 of their last 19 games on the road.

Chicago

The Cubs are 15-5 in their last 20 games overall.

Prediction:

The pitching matchup is in favor of the Diamondbacks tonight but I'm going to roll with the hotter team. The Cubs are 17-8 in their last 25 home games versus the Diamondbacks and are 11-5 in their last 16 games versus Arizona overall. Chicago is also 17-4 in its last 21 games versus a left-handed starter, is 4-1 in its last five games against the National League West, and is 39-13 in its last 52 home games versus a left-handed starter.

 

The Pick: Chicago Cubs -105

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