Diamondbacks Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 13, 2022

Written By Staff on May 12, 2022

The Arizona Diamondbacks (17-15) are looking for another big outing from a hitter on a hot streak when they match up against the Chicago Cubs (11-19) on Friday at 9:40 PM ET at Chase Field. Jordan Luplow is on a two-game home run streak. Zach Davies starts for Arizona (-123 to win) while Chicago (+104) will counter with Drew Smyly.

The betting facts in this article reflect odds as of May 13, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET.

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Diamondbacks vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Davies (ARI) Pitcher Smyly (CHC)
1 – 1 W/L 1 – 3
29.2 IP 23.2
3.34 ERA 3.04
1.213 WHIP 1.225
6.7 K/9 6.5
3.9 BB/9 1.9

Diamondbacks Probable Starter Zach Davies

  • Davies makes the start for the Diamondbacks, his seventh of the season. He is 1-1 with a 3.34 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last appearance on Sunday, the righty threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Colorado Rockies while surrendering three hits.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 3.34, with 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings, in six games this season.
  • Davies has one quality start under his belt this year.
  • He meets a Cubs offense that ranks 20th in the league with 120 runs while batting .237 as a unit. It has a collective .363 slugging percentage (21st in MLB action) and has hit a total of 22 home runs (25th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 13, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Probable Starter Drew Smyly

  • Smyly (1-3) will take to the mound for the Cubs and make his sixth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw 4 2/3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers, giving up two earned runs while allowing six hits.
  • The 32-year-old has an ERA of 3.04, a 3.4 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.225 in five games this season.
  • Smyly has not earned a quality start in five starts this season.
  • The Diamondbacks have scored 116 runs this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB. They are batting .197 for the campaign with 35 home runs, seventh in the league.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 13, 2022 at 9:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Diamondbacks Betting Trends

  • The Diamondbacks have been the moneyline favorite three total times this season. They’ve finished 2-1 in those games.
  • Arizona has a record of 2-1 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -123 or shorter (66.7%).
  • Based on this contest’s moneyline, the Diamondbacks’ implied win probability is 55.2%.
  • Arizona has combined with opponents to go over the total 12 times this season for a 12-20-0 record against the over/under.
  • The Diamondbacks have a 20-12-0 record ATS this season (covering 62.5% of the time).
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • This season, the Cubs have been the underdog 24 times and won nine, or 37.5%, of those games.
  • Chicago has entered 21 games this season as the underdog by +104 or more and is 9-12 in those contests.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 49% chance of a victory for the Cubs.
  • Chicago’s games have gone over the total in 14 of their 30 chances.
  • The Cubs have an ATS record of 15-15-0 in 30 games with a spread this season.

Diamondbacks Players to Watch

  • Daulton Varsho has put up a team-high slugging percentage (.471) while pacing the Diamondbacks in hits (25). He’s hitting .245 with five doubles, six home runs and 12 walks.
  • Among qualifying hitters, Varsho ranks 82nd in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 80th and he is 36th in slugging.
  • Christian Walker is batting .189 with seven doubles, six home runs and 14 walks.
  • Among qualified hitters, Walker’s batting average ranks 155th, his on-base percentage ranks 130th, and he is 66th in the league in slugging.
  • Ketel Marte is batting .204 with 10 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 12 walks.
  • David Peralta has five doubles, four home runs and 13 walks while batting .211.

Diamondbacks Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ketel Marte 113 .204 12 2 8 .289 .652
Christian Walker 106 .189 13 6 13 .283 .708
Daulton Varsho 102 .245 15 6 14 .325 .796
David Peralta 95 .211 7 4 11 .300 .689
Pavin Smith 86 .233 7 3 11 .337 .721
Seth Beer 76 .211 4 1 9 .307 .596
Cooper Hummel 65 .169 8 2 8 .325 .633
Geraldo Perdomo 64 .188 11 0 3 .350 .600
Nick Ahmed 45 .222 7 3 6 .255 .722
Jordan Luplow 33 .212 7 4 9 .278 .854

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Willson Contreras leads Chicago in OBP (.413), slugging percentage (.522) and total hits (28) this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Contreras ranks 20th in batting average, his on-base percentage ranks sixth, and he is 17th in slugging percentage.
  • Seiya Suzuki is slugging .479 while driving in 16 runs and batting .255 this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Suzuki is 71st in batting average, 32nd in on-base percentage and 33rd in slugging percentage.
  • Ian Happ has collected 25 base hits, an OBP of .391 and a slugging percentage of .385 this season.
  • Nico Hoerner has been key for Chicago with 26 hits, an OBP of .293 plus a slugging percentage of .396.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Frank Schwindel 99 .202 7 2 11 .240 .543
Nico Hoerner 96 .271 6 2 11 .293 .689
Patrick Wisdom 96 .229 16 5 16 .286 .744
Seiya Suzuki 94 .255 13 4 16 .366 .845
Willson Contreras 92 .304 19 4 10 .413 .935
Ian Happ 91 .275 14 2 15 .391 .776
Jonathan Villar 70 .243 8 0 8 .286 .557
Rafael Ortega 64 .234 8 0 1 .319 .647
Jason Heyward 63 .222 8 0 3 .310 .580
Yan Gomes 49 .204 4 1 2 .235 .541

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