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Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB picks, predictions, odds

The Arizona Diamondbacks host the Chicago Cubs on Friday at Chase Field in Phoenix.

The game is scheduled to begin at 6:40 pm MST and can be seen on Apple TV+.

Who will win the game?

The Diamondbacks are a 1.5-run favorite in the game, according to Tipico Sportsbook.

Chicago is +130 on the money line and Arizona is -160.

The over/under is set at 7.5 runs.

Sports Chat Place: Take the Diamondbacks vs Cubs on Saturday

Andrew Jett writes: “I’m going to stay with the Diamondbacks here. Gallen has gotten off to a great start this year with his three earned in 28.1 innings. In his last game Gallen blanked Colorado over 7.0 innings with five hits and no walks During a victory. In Friday’s matchup, Arizona posted 12 hits in a pretty solid offensive effort despite just the one big inning. I like the Diamondbacks to keep it going in game two.”

Big On Sports: Go with the Diamondbacks vs Cubs

The site is taking the Diamondbacks to cover on Saturday and is predicting that the game will go under on the run total.

Number Fire: Diamondbacks have a 55.4% win probability

The site has Arizona favored over Chicago in their MLB game on Saturday in Phoenix.

More:Pitching matchups for the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs series at Chase Field

May 8, 2022;  Phoenix, Arizona, United States;  Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zac Gallen (23) in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Chase Field.  Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Pick Dawgz: Take the Diamondbacks on the money line

Shane Mickle writes: “Zac Gallen has been lights out this year. Hendricks didn’t give up a run in his last game, but I don’t trust him to bounce back with a strong game. The Cubs might keep it close, but they aren’t going to score enough against Gallen who sits with a 0.95 ERA. Back the Diamondbacks on the money line.”

Stat Salt: Go with the Diamondbacks vs Cubs

It writes: “Zac Gallen has been electric to start the 2022 season, posting a 0.95 ERA and 0.71 WHIP over five starts. He’s only allowed three earned runs over his five starts and he hasn’t walked anyone over his last two. I like for the right-hander to turn in another great outing against a struggling Cubs offense and secure the win Gallen has faced Chicago in 21 at-bats, and he’s limited them to a .238 batting average with no extra base-hits They still rank towards the bottom in overall stats, but they’ve been utilizing the home run to capture wins recently.Look for them to scratch across enough runs tonight to get the win at home with their ace on the bump.”

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