The bet on baseball odds for this matchup are very close and the game should be exciting. Let’s look at some of the baseball betting numbers for this Monday night matchup.
Baseball betting trends lean to the Diamondbacks in this game. Arizona has won 12 of the last 20 games against the Cubs including 8 of the last 10 at home. The pitching matchup on Monday in baseball betting is expected to see Ted Lilly taking the mound for the Cubs while Arizona sends Yusmeiro Petit. Lilly comes into this baseball betting matchup at 2-1 on the season with a 2.41 ERA while Petit is 0-1 with an ERA of 6.00. Lilly has pitched well of late but hasn’t had a lot of luck. Baseball betting numbers tell us that in his last two starts he has not given up an earned run in 13 2/3 innings, and has 10 strikeouts.
Petit has taken Brandon Webb's place in the rotation and things haven’t gone very well. In two starts he has allowed five earned runs in 10 innings as bet on baseball stats indicate. He could be overmatched against a powerful Chicago offense in this game. The good news for Petit is that last year at home he was able to get a 9-2 win over the Cubs and two years ago he beat them 5-4 at home as baseball betting results show.
Chicago has been a solid road team in baseball betting and should get some action from gamblers who bet on baseball odds. Chicago’s pitching looks to be better than Arizona’s in this baseball betting matchup while the offensive edge could also go to the Cubs.
Arizona has had a lot of home games to start the season and really hasn’t done much with them. They have struggled early in the season in baseball betting, mainly because of Webb’s injury and an offense that is weak. The Diamondbacks seem to be waiting for the weather to heat up to wake up their bats.
The under has been the way to go for gamblers who bet on baseball with these two teams as the under is 11-8-1 in the last 20 meetings and a sparkling 7-3 at Arizona.