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Chase Field will play host to a matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday evening.  The Chicago Cubs will start the second half of the year with a 44-46 record which is third place in the NL Central Division, eight games behind first-place Milwaukee Brewers.  The Arizona Diamondbacks will have to start the second half with a 26-66 record which is last place in NL West and the worst record in MLB.


The Chicago Cubs ended the first half with a split against the Cardinals.  They need to win after dropping eight of their last 10 games.  Chicago’s offense is struggling with a .227 batting average which is ranked 28th and 19th with runs scored at 378.  Chicago’s team ERA of 4.13 is average ranking 15th and they have allowed opponents to bat at an average of .234 which is 12th in MLB.  3B Kris Bryant leads the Cubs in batting at .271, .353 OBP, and 79 hits.  SS Javier Baez leads with 21 homers and 56 RBIs.  The Cubs are sending Kyle Hendricks to the mound on Friday.  The right-hand pitcher is 11-4 with an ERA of 3.77 and 80 strikeouts.  In his career over Arizona, Hendricks is 3-2 with an ERA of 3.38 and 39 strikeouts.


  • The Chicago Cubs are 8-3 SU in its last 11 games against Arizona.

  • The Chicago Cubs are 0-9 SU in its last 9 games on the road.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of the Chicago Cubs’ last 5 games on the road against Arizona.

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Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Predictions 7/16/2021


After recording a 23-game road losing streak in the first half of the season, Arizona would like to start the second half with a clean slate.  Arizona’s pitching game will have to dramatically improve.  The team’s ERA is 29th at 5.40 and they allow their opponents to bat at an average of .274 which is last in MLB.  Arizona’s batting is .231 which is 23rd, while they recorded 381 runs scored which is 17th in the league.  3B Eduardo Escobar leads Arizona with 20 homers, 60 RBIs, and 84 hits.  1B Pavin Smith leads with a .263 batting average while 3B Josh Rojas leads with .337 OBP.  Madison Bumgarner gets the ball for Friday’s match.  The lefty is 4-5 with a 5.73 ERA and 62 strikeouts this year.  In his career over the Cubs, Bumgarner is 9-2 with a 2.30 ERA and 110 strikeouts.


  • Arizona is 4-13 SU in its last 17 games at home.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Arizona’s last 6 games against the Chi Cubs.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games at home against the Chi Cubs.

Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Chicago Cubs.  One cannot simply overlook Arizona’s devastating first-half performance.  Chicago for their part has been slipping in their last ten games.  The Cubs have the slight edge though with a better pitcher on the mound.  Taking the game on the road is the Chicago Cubs.  Final Score Prediction is 7-4.


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Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks 7/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 9:40 PM ET


Location: Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona


Date: Friday, July 16, 2021


TV: Bally Sports


MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -150


MLB Totals: 9.5


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