Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs - 5/21/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs - 5/21/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs (15-23) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (20-21)

Game Info: Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)

Justin Steele (1-4) (4.50) vs Madison Bumgarner (2-2) (2.29)

Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -161 / Arizona Diamondbacks +120 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Wrigley Field. The Diamondbacks have won the first two games of this series. On Friday it was the offense that was elite scoring 10 runs. 

The Diamondbacks come into this game with a 20-21 record overall and they took advantage of the wind blowing out. Josh Rojas hit three home runs and drove in four RBIs. Overall this season the offense has been a bit inconsistent, but it appears they might finally be turning the corner. Christian Walker has been the top player hitting 10 home runs and driving in 19 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Cubs who sit with a 15-23 record overall and they have lost three games in a row. In two of the last three games, the Cubs have scored two runs or less. Patrick Wisdom has been the top player for the Cubs hitting seven home runs and driving in 18 RBIs. Seiya Suzuki has also had a big season hitting four home runs and driving in 18 RBIs. 

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Getting the start for the Diamondbacks is Madison Bumgarner who sits with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 2.29. In his last start against the Dodgers, he went five innings giving up six hits and three runs. 

On the mound for the Cubs is Justin Stelele who sits with a 1-4 record and an ERA of 4.50. His last start came against the Diamondbacks and he went six innings giving up three hits and two runs. 

The Cubs are 1-5 in Steele’s last six starts with five days of rest. The over is 6-0 in Steele’s last six starts with five days of rest. The over is 4-0-1 in Bumgarner’s last five starts on grass.  The over is 4-0-1 in Bumgarner’s last five starts overall. 

All the trends point towards the over and that is what will hit here. Steele has been inconsistent at best, and the Diamondbacks offense has a ton of confidence heading into this game. The Diamondbacks scored 10 runs on Friday, and they are going to continue scoring here again. Back the over.

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