Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks 7/18/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/17/2014
Friday, July 18, 9:40 PM on CSCh, FSAZ
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Chicago Cubs - Jackson, E (5-10) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Cahill, T (1-6)
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Edwin Jackson will attempt to win his first game since June 20 when the Chicago Cubs go up against Trevor Cahill and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Last Saturday, Edwin Jackson only made it through 3.2 innings against the Atlanta Braves and ended up suffering his 10th loss of the year. He gave up a season-high nine earned runs on seven hits in that game while striking out three batters and walking four. Jackson is now 5-10 on the season and he has given up 10 hits per nine innings.
Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill has just a .195 batting average against Jackson in 41 at-bats, but he has hit two home runs off of him. Gerardo Parra is 5-for-14 against Jackson with two walks and two RBI.
Trevor Cahill last made a start for the Diamondbacks way back on April 13, when he was beaten by the Los Angeles Dodgers in his fourth straight loss to start the season. Since then, he has pitched exclusively out of the bullpen and has pitched done pretty well in that role. He has a 3.04 ERA out of the pen and a 5.66 ERA overall on the season.
Cubs veteran Nate Schierholtz is hitless against Cahill in 10 at-bats with three strikeouts, while Darwin Barney is 1-for-3 against him and is the only player on the Cubs who has hit a home run off of the right-hander.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 49-41-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.3
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 43-49-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Injuries to Watch
06/13/14 2B Emilio Bonifacio Ribs 15-day DL (6/13)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/29/14 SS Chris Owings Shoulder 15-day DL (6/28)
06/25/14 C Jordan Pacheco Shoulder 15-day DL (6/25)
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16), out for season
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9)
06/03/14 SS Cliff Pennington Thumb 15-day DL (6/2)
06/01/14 CF A.J. Pollock Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 60-day DL (3/29)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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