Diamondbacks vs. Cubs Tuesday Pick
Will the under cash for bettors when the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs play the second game of their series on Tuesday night? The clubs will meet again at 8:05 p.m. ET.
Game Snapshot & Odds
909 Arizona Diamondbacks (+140) at 910 Chicago Cubs (-160)
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
8:05 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field
TV: ARI (FSAZ); CHC (WGN)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Cubs as a -160 favorite. As of this writing, 51% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cubs to beat the Diamondbacks 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' Buchholz set to return on Tuesday vs. Cubs
Clay Buchholz (oblique) will return from the disabled list to start for the Diamondbacks on Tuesday against the Cubs. That had been the plan after Buchholz pitched well in his minor league rehab start on Thursday, and nothing has happened to disrupt that. The 33-year-old right-hander has been outstanding in seven starts for the Snakes, going 2-1 with a 2.56 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 31/7 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings. A matchup against the Cubs, though, isn't very appealing from a fantasy perspective.
Cubs' Hendricks allows nine hits, three runs vs. Cardinals
Kyle Hendricks allowed nine hits and three runs over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Cardinals. Hendricks gave up single runs in the first, second and fifth innings, bending but never breaking despite allowing baserunners throughout his outing. Unfortunately for the right-hander, he couldn't get that final out in the fifth inning, depriving him of the chance to pick up the win after the Cubs plated five runs in the bottom of the frame. He remains 6-8 overall with a 3.99 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. Hendricks will square off with the Diamondbacks next, on Tuesday.
MLB Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have won 15 of their last 19 road games.
The Cubs have won 15 of their last 21 games overall.
The under is 6-2 in the Diamondbacks' last seven games overall and is 5-2-2 in their last nine games when playing the second game of a series. The under is also 19-9 in Hendricks' last 28 starts and is 37-17-1 in his last 55 outings at home.
The Pick: Diamondbacks/Cubs under