Diamondbacks vs Cubs Prediction - MLB Picks 9/10/23
Chicago Cubs (76-67) vs Arizona Diamondbacks (75-68)
Game Info: Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 2:20 pm (Wrigley Field)
Kyle Hendricks (5-7) (3.89) vs Brandon Pfaadt (1-8) (6.27)
Betting Odds: Chicago Cubs -135 / Arizona Diamondbacks +124 --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Wrigley Field. The Diamondbacks have won the first three games of this series.
Why is Brandon Pfaadt still starting?
If the Diamondbacks make the playoffs they can’t have Brandon Pfaadt on the postseason roster. In his last start against the Rockies he went 3.2 innings giving up six hits and three runs. Overall he sits with a 1-8 record and an ERA of 6.27. The Diamondbacks are averaging 4.68 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.77 runs per game. The offense is ranked 12th while the pitching is ranked 19th. If they want any chance in this game the Rockies are going to need Pfaadt to be good.
Kyle Hendricks Needs to be Good
On the mound for the Cubs will be Kyle Hendricks and he sits with a 5-7 record and an ERA of 3.73. In his last start against the Giants he went 5.1 innings giving up seven hits and five runs. Hendricks is going to need to be a whole lot better here. The Cubs are averaging 5.06 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.38 runs per game. The offense is ranked 7th in the league while the pitching is ranked 13th.
Shane’s Free Pick
I really don’t care who is on the other side, I am going to continue to fade Brandon Pfaadt. Hendricks is coming off a bad start, but overall he has been good this season and he’s going to have a strong start here. The Cubs bats are going to have no issue running up the score against Pfaadt and I think they will finish with seven or eight runs at least. This will be an easy victory by the Cubs. Back Chicago on the run line.