Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs - 5/20/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs - 5/20/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs (15-22) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (19-21)

Game Info: Friday, May 20, 2022 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Kyle Hendricks (2-3) (4.03) vs Humberto Castellanos (2-1) (4.15)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -130 / Arizona Diamondbacks +120 --- Over/Under: 11.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Diamondbacks will play the Chicago Cubs in Game 2 of their series at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon.

The Arizona Diamondbacks are 19-21 this season and have lost six of their last seven games. Arizona defeated Chicago by a score of 3-1 in Game 1 of this series. The Arizona pitching staff has a 3.86 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .236 opponent batting average this season. The Diamondbacks offense has scored 143 runs with a .206 batting average and a .289 on base percentage. Daulton Varsho is batting .252 with seven home runs and 17 RBI’s for the Diamondbacks this season. The projected starter for Arizona is Humberto Castellanos, who is 2-1 with a 4.15 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 30.1 innings pitched this season.

The Chicago Cubs are 15-22 this season and have lost two games in a row. Prior to their Game 1 loss, Chicago won two out of three against the Pirates. The Chicago pitching staff has a 3.75 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .242 opponent batting average. The Cubs offense has scored 149 runs with a .231 batting average and a .310 on base percentage this year. Wilson Contreras is batting .263 with five home runs and 14 RBI’s for the Cubs this season. The projected starter for Chicago is Kyle Hendricks, who is 2-3 with a 4.03 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP over 44.2 innings pitched this season.

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Arizona is 57-118 in their last 175 games and 8-25 in their last 33 Friday games. The over is 7-2-1 in Arizona’s last 10 road games. Chicago is 14-38 in their last 52 home games and 4-17 in their last 21 Friday games. The under is 4-0-2 in Chicago’s last 6 home games. The under is 7-0 in these two teams last 7 head to head meetings.

Both of these starting pitchers come into this game with ERA’s north of 4 on the season. Hendricks has had two really good starts in a row and will look to keep building on that momentum here. Castellanos has been decent in his last few starts, including allowing 2 runs in 5.1 innings against the Cubs last time out. The under between these two teams has been red hot and I like it again here.

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