Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Sunday May 24th, 2015. At 4:10 PM EST.
The (23-18) Chicago Cubs of the National League Central Division will stay in the “GRAND CANYON STATE” for the final game of the three-day series. The Cubs will take on the (20-21) Arizona Diamondbacks of the National League West in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Chase Field in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Chicago Cubs are in a position to contend for a playoff spot in 2015. Arizona is better than most baseball experts predict. The opening betting line has the Cubs as a -135 road favorite Against The Spread. The betting odds total is eight runs for Sunday’s game.
The 2015 Chicago Cubs have won two of three but lost to the Diamondbacks on Friday May 22nd. The Cubs are in second place in the NL Central, three and a half game behind St.Louis. The “NORTH SIDERS” are 10-10 away from Wrigley Field this season. First Baseman Anthony Rizzo leads the team hitting the baseball with a .320 batting average. Rizzo also has a team-high .446 on-base percentage, eight home runs and forty-seven hits. Third baseman Kris Bryant has a team-high twenty-eight RBI S. The Cubs have forty home runs as a team. Chicago pitching holds the opponents to a .247 batting average. The Cubs start a six-game homestand on Monday May 25th, hosting Washington. The Cubs are 8-3 their last eleven baseball contests on grass. The Cubs are 12-5-2 their last nineteen on the road. The Chicago Cubs are 7-3 their last ten MLB ATS Picks overall, going over the betting odds total four times, staying under the betting odds total five and have a push. The Chicago Cubs will send the Right Handed Jason Hammel, who is (3-1) with a 2.70 ERA to the pitcher’s mound for the final game of the series. The South Carolina native threw seven innings, giving up three hits and two runs in his last start on May 19th, a 4-3 loss in San Diego. Chicago is 17-42 their last fifty-nine baseball games in Arizona. Bovada.Lv has the Chicago Cubs at 6/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.
The 2015 Arizona Diamondbacks are on a five-game winning streak. The Diamondback host the Cubs in the second game on Saturday May 23rd. Arizona is third in the Division, five games out of first place. The Diamondback is only 10-12 at the friendly confines of Chase Field this season. First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt leads the charge at the plate. Goldschmidt has a team-high .331 batting average, a. 429 on base percentage, eleven home runs, thirty-five RBI’S and fifty hits. Arizona is hitting .267 as a team. The Diamondbacks pitching staff have given up thirty-nine home runs this season. The betting odds over the total are 10-1-1 Arizona last twelve at home. Arizona is 2-6 their last eight at home. Third Baseman Jake Lamb has been out since April with a foot injury; his return is uncertain. Pitcher Bronson Arroyo is on the sixty-day disabled list with an elbow injury. Arizona will hit the road for six games on Monday May 25th starting in St.Louis. The Arizona Diamondbacks are 6-4 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under the betting odds total five. Right Hander Jeremy Hellickson, who is 1-3 with a 5.52 ERA, will be on the hill. The 6’1″ 190 pound Des Moines, Iowa native went six innings, giving up four hits and two runs in a 4-2 win in Miami on May 19th. The betting odds under the total are 37-18-3 Arizona last fifty-eight baseball games on Sunday’s. The Arizona Diamondbacks are 150/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Title.