MLB Picks: Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor IJuly 23, 2013

MLB Picks: Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

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    The Arizona Diamondbacks have won 11 of Patrick Corbin's last 12 home starts, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Tuesday, as they continue a four-game series with the Chicago Cubs at Chase Field.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Diamondbacks are minus-185 favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at eight in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League matchup from a betting perspective, while offering a prediction along the way.

Chicago Cubs

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    The Chicago Cubs are 2-2 on their current 10-game road trip, which includes a 4-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks as plus-156 road underdogs Monday.

    Cubs starting pitcher Travis Wood is 0-3 with an 8.40 ERA in his last three starts against the Diamondbacks.

Arizona Diamondbacks

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    The Arizona Diamondbacks have dropped four of their last five games—scoring just nine runs over that span.

    MLB handicappers will find that the Diamondbacks are 13-3 as home favorites of minus-150 to minus-200 this season, with the under going 12-4 in that situation.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Arizona Diamondbacks as one of their MLB picks Tuesday, as they've gone 17-4 in Patrick Corbin's last 21 starts as a favorite.

    MLB Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks minus-185

     

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