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Can Cubs Continue Crushing Southpaws?

The Chicago Cubs batting order has been giving left-handed pitchers fits this season, which has led to the Cubbies going 9-1 in their past 10 against southpaw starters. Chicago batters, many of which are lefty or switch-hitters, is slashing .256/.358/.449 against left-handed pitchers this season. The Cubs kick off a three-game set versus the Arizona Diamondbacks, who will start a southpaw, Tuesday.

  • Kris Bryant is slashing .328/.375/.500 since the all-star break.
  • The Diamondbacks are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games against the Cubs.
  • The Diamondbacks are 2-12 SU in their last 14 games on the road with Patrick Corbin starting.

D-backs starter Patrick Corbin has been looking like a legitimate No.2 starter over the past six weeks, as he has a 3.04 ERA in his past nine starts. That span has seen Corbin drop his ERA from 5.38 to 4.36 while not allowing more than three runs in any one start.

The Cubs will be starting their own red-hot lefty with Jon Lester taking the bump. Since the all-star break, Lester has a 2.05 ERA while holding opponents to a .135 batting average. The 11-year veteran is still struggling with the long ball with Lester surrendering two home runs in each of his past two.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 56-48 heading into this matchup, while the Arizona Diamondbacks sit at 60-45 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Arizona injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 9-rated Chicago Cubs and the league No. 5-ranked Arizona Diamondbacks, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks rank No. 12 at 8.85 hits per game. That compares with the Chicago Cubs No. 25 ranking in that category.

Arizona brings the No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs's No. 7-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

T Walker did his job in a losing cause last time out against St. Louis, striking out 10 in a 3-2 loss on Sunday at New Busch Stadium.

Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Brewers, a 4-2 final on Sunday in support of J Lackey at Miller Park.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Arizona is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Arizona is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona at Chicago, Wednesday, August 2nd