The Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks will face off in game two of their series on Saturday afternoon. All odds for all games can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Diamondbacks headed into the All-Star break on a hot streak, but started the second half with a loss to the Cubs yesterday 8-1. Arizona needs to get moving if they still want to stay in somewhat of contention to defend their National League West title. Ian Kennedy struggled on Friday night and Arizona will look to Joe Saunders to rebound from a pitching perspective on Saturday afternoon. Saunders will be making his first start since June 16th after being on the DL with a shoulder problem.
While the Cubs will certainly not challenge for a playoff spot this season they continue to play hard and play the role of spoiler. They knocked off Arizona on Friday night making eight of 11 games in which the Cubs have pulled out a win. The Cubs best picture, Ryan Dempster will pitch on Saturday afternoon and he’ll be looking to extend a 27 inning scoreless streak in the process. In that stretch Dempster has struck out 16 batters and only allowed 16 hits.
The Cubs are playing their best baseball right now have their best pitcher on the mound is well in Dempster give us the Cubs as a slight moneyline favorite this game at the sportsbook.