Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks 7/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/19/2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014, 4:10 PM on WGN, FSAZ
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Chicago Cubs - Arrieta, J (5-1) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Collmenter, J (7-5)
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On Sunday afternoon, Jake Arrieta will try to improve to 6-1 for the Chicago Cubs when they play Josh Collmenter and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Right-hander Jake Arrieta had another good start for the Cubs when he faced the Atlanta Braves on July 11, but he had to settle for the no decision. He went 7.2 innings in that game and gave up three runs on four hits while striking out six batters and walking three. Arrieta is 5-1 through 13 starts and he has an excellent 1.95 ERA.
Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill has four hits in his 11 at-bats against Arrieta with a double and a home run. Outfielder Mark Trumbo is 1-for-4 against the right-hander with an RBI and two strikeouts.
In his last outing, Josh Collmenter had one of his best starts of the season versus the Miami Marlins, but all he came away with was a no decision. He pitched seven innings in that game and gave up one run on seven hits while striking out six hitters and walking just one. Collmenter is currently 7-5 on the season with a 3.80 ERA and he has only walked 2.4 batters per nine innings.
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is 2-for-7 against Collmenter in his career with a walk, two doubles and two RBI. Darwin Barney is hitless against him in five at-bats with one walk.
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
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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