Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction MLB Picks 4/15/24

Arizona Diamondbacks (7-8) vs Chicago Cubs (8-6)

Game Info: Monday, April 15, 2024 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)

Merrill Kelly (2-0) (2.29) vs Ben Brown (0-0) (6.10)

Betting Odds: Arizona Diamondbacks -135 / Chicago Cubs +124 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Chicago Cubs will head out to Phoenix to meet the Arizona Diamondbacks for game one of their three-game set this Monday from Chase Field. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Cubs vs Diamondbacks Prediction.

Chicago Cubs Preview

Chicago comes in at 9-6 after defeating Seattle, 4-1. The Cubs edged out the Mariners to pin the interleague series win, and they’ll attempt to complete this west coast trip strong in Phoenix. Chicago is batting .241, while scoring 4.2 runs per game, with a team ERA of 4.40.

Chicago’s Player Props

  • Cody Bellinger has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Cubs' last three day games against AL teams that held a losing record.
  • Seiya Suzuki has scored at least one run in seven of the Cubs' last eight games against AL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Dansby Swanson has recorded a hit in each of the Cubs' last seven day games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Nico Hoerner has recorded at least one total base in each of the Cubs' last seven day games against AL opponents that held a losing record.

Arizona Diamondbacks Preview

Arizona comes in at 8-8 after defeating St. Louis, 5-0. The Diamondbacks used a strong two-way effort to secure the series victory over the Cardinals, and they’ll look to keep rolling here versus the Cubs. Arizona is batting .266, while scoring 5.7 runs per game, with a team ERA of 3.88.

D’Backs Projected Starter

Merrill Kelly (2-0, 2.29 ERA, 16 K) will get the ball for Arizona. The Houston native added another solid effort at Coors to his resume, holding the Rocks to two runs through six innings to earn his second win of the campaign. Kelly has picked up right where he left off after delivering two seasons of reliable pitching, and it looks like he’ll keep that trend going here in 2024.

Arizona’s Player Props

  • Ketel Marte has recorded at least one Single in each of the Diamondbacks' last eight night games against NL Central opponents.
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last six appearances with the Diamondbacks as favorites.
  • Christian Walker has scored a run in seven of the Diamondbacks' last eight home games against opponents that held a losing record.

Chicago’s Team Facts

  • The Cubs have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last five games against NL West opponents.

Arizona’s Team Facts 

  • The Diamondbacks have covered the run line in each of their last five games against NL Central opponents.

Cubs vs Diamondbacks Prediction 

Arizona will be sending Merrill Kerry to the mound, and good things generally happen when he goes. The Diamondbacks have dropped four straight game ones, and if they emphasize avoiding a slow start against Chicago, they can break that trend here at home. Let’s trust the bats to back up Merrill Kelly this evening, and roll with Arizona at home.

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