Diamondbacks Vs Cubs: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 14, 2022

Written By Staff on May 14, 2022

The Chicago Cubs (11-20) visit the Arizona Diamondbacks (18-15) on Saturday at 8:10 PM ET. Arizona’s (-163 to win) Zac Gallen starts against Chicago’s (+138) Kyle Hendricks.

The betting trends in what follows reference odds valid as of May 14, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET.

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Diamondbacks vs Cubs Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gallen (ARI) Pitcher Hendricks (CHC)
2 – 0 W/L 2 – 3
28.1 IP 39.0
0.95 ERA 4.38
0.706 WHIP 1.256
8.3 K/9 6.9
1.3 BB/9 3

Diamondbacks Probable Starter Zac Gallen

  • Gallen (2-0) takes the mound for the Diamondbacks in his sixth start of the season. He’s put together a .95 ERA in 28 1/3 innings pitched, with 26 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies, when he threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing five hits.
  • In five games this season, the 26-year-old has amassed a .95 ERA and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Gallen is seeking his fourth straight quality start.
  • He will match up with a Cubs offense that is hitting .235 as a unit (14th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .360 (22nd in MLB) with 22 total home runs (26th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 14, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Probable Starter Kyle Hendricks

  • Hendricks (2-3) will take to the mound for the Cubs and make his eighth start of the season.
  • The right-hander allowed three hits in 8 2/3 scoreless innings pitched against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.
  • The 32-year-old has an ERA of 4.38, a 2.308 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.256 in seven games this season.
  • In seven starts this season, he’s earned two quality starts.
  • The Diamondbacks rank 29th in MLB with a .202 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 23rd in the league (.358) and 35 home runs.
  • The 32-year-old ranks 46th in ERA (4.38), 43rd in WHIP (1.256), and 46th in K/9 (6.9) among qualified pitchers in the majors this year.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 14, 2022 at 7:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Diamondbacks Betting Trends

  • The Diamondbacks have compiled a 3-1 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 75% of those games).
  • Arizona has not yet played as a moneyline favorite of -163 or shorter.
  • The Diamondbacks have a 62% chance to win this matchup based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Arizona has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 33 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 12 of those games (12-21-0).
  • The Diamondbacks have a 20-13-0 record ATS this season (covering 60.6% of the time).
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Cubs Betting Trends

  • The Cubs have entered the game as underdogs 25 times this season and won nine, or 36%, of those games.
  • Chicago has a record of 5-7 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least +138 on the moneyline.
  • The Cubs have a 42% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Chicago and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 14 of their 31 opportunities.
  • The Cubs are 16-15-0 against the spread this season.

Diamondbacks Players to Watch

  • Daulton Varsho has accumulated a team-best slugging percentage (.476) while pacing the Diamondbacks in hits (26). He’s batting .248 with six doubles, six home runs and 12 walks.
  • Varsho ranks 78th in batting average, 76th in on base percentage, and 33rd in slugging among qualifying batters in MLB.
  • Christian Walker is batting .200 with seven doubles, six home runs and 14 walks.
  • Among the qualifying players, Walker ranks 146th in batting average, 126th in on-base percentage, and 62nd in slugging.
  • Ketel Marte is batting .222 with 12 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 12 walks. He has a .393 slugging percentage, which leads the Diamondbacks.
  • David Peralta is batting .211 with five doubles, four home runs and 13 walks.

Diamondbacks Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ketel Marte 117 .222 13 2 9 .303 .696
Christian Walker 110 .200 14 6 14 .290 .717
Daulton Varsho 105 .248 15 6 14 .331 .807
David Peralta 95 .211 7 4 11 .300 .689
Pavin Smith 90 .233 7 3 12 .333 .722
Seth Beer 79 .203 4 1 9 .297 .575
Cooper Hummel 70 .171 9 2 8 .318 .647
Geraldo Perdomo 68 .221 11 0 3 .369 .648
Nick Ahmed 46 .217 7 3 6 .250 .707
Jordan Luplow 37 .189 7 4 9 .250 .764

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Willson Contreras leads Chicago with 28 hits and an OBP of .407, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .505.
  • Of all the qualified hitters in MLB, Contreras ranks 26th in batting average, eighth in on-base percentage and 21st in slugging percentage.
  • Seiya Suzuki is slugging .479 while driving in 16 runs and batting .255 this season.
  • Suzuki’s batting average is 72nd among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him 32nd, and he is 31st in slugging.
  • Ian Happ has collected 25 base hits, an OBP of .395 and a slugging percentage of .376 this season.
  • Nico Hoerner is batting .271 with a .293 OBP and 11 RBI for Chicago this season.

Cubs Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Frank Schwindel 103 .214 7 2 11 .250 .561
Patrick Wisdom 99 .222 16 5 16 .284 .728
Nico Hoerner 96 .271 6 2 11 .293 .689
Willson Contreras 95 .295 19 4 10 .407 .912
Seiya Suzuki 94 .255 13 4 16 .366 .845
Ian Happ 93 .269 14 2 15 .395 .771
Jonathan Villar 74 .243 9 0 8 .284 .554
Rafael Ortega 67 .224 8 0 2 .303 .616
Jason Heyward 67 .224 9 0 3 .307 .591
Yan Gomes 49 .204 4 1 2 .235 .541

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