Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks 7/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/18/2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 8:10 PM on WGN, FSAZ
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Chicago Cubs - Wood, T (7-8) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Miley, W (5-6)
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Travis Wood will attempt to win his first game since mid-June when he and the Chicago Cubs face Wade Miley and the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.
Left-hander Travis Wood matched his season-high in runs given up last week against the Atlanta Braves and lost for the eighth time on the year. He allowed seven runs in six innings in that start while striking out four batters and walking three. Wood is 7-8 with a 4.96 ERA this season and he has given up 117 hits in 110.2 innings.
Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is 3-for-5 against Wood in his career with a walk and no strikeouts, while second baseman Aaron Hill is just 1-for-6 against him with an RBI and a strikeout.
Wade Miley pitched seven shutout innings against the San Francisco Giants last week and was able to win his fifth game of the year. He allowed four hits in that start and struck out four batters while walking three. Miley has struck out 118 batters in 127 innings this season and he has only walked 2.7 batters per nine innings.
Justin Ruggiano is the only player on the Cubs who has been able to hit a home run off of Miley, but that is the only hit he has gotten off of the left-hander in seven at-bats. Infielder Darwin Barney has three hits in eight at-bats against Miley with a double and an RBI.
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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