With our best betting pick from Sunday we select from the National League contest between the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks. The Cubs and Diamondbacks will begin from Arizona at 4PM Eastern Time and the MLB package will deliver the live national television broadcast. The MLB best bet will be playing on the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks to play under the total of 8 ½ runs. The betting odds from this MLB best tip came courtesy of Bovada sportsbook.
The betting odds from this Major League Baseball contest has the home club Arizona Diamondbacks open as a -165 betting favorite with the road club Chicago Cubs bringing back +150 odds. The run over under opened up at 8 ½ runs. Money early from the bettors has landed on the side of the Chicago Cubs as Arizona is now favored by -164 odds with the take back on the road underdog now at +149 odds. The over under has not moved off the opening release of 8 ½ runs. Run line bettors who play the Arizona Diamondbacks and takes the +1 ½ runs will get back +136 odds. Bettors who play on the Chicago Cubs and takes the +1 ½ runs will lay -148 odds for their run line wager. The first five inning line reveals the Arizona Diamondbacks favored by -160 odds with the return on the Chicago Cubs at +140 odds. The total for the first five inning line is hung at 4 ½ runs.
The teams have played to under the total in four of their past five meetings. The roof will be closed today at Chase Field in Arizona which plays in favor of pitchers. Matt Garza will take the hill for the Cubs today in the desert and will make his 14th start of the year. He sits with a 3-5 record but sports a good WHIP of 1.11 on the year. Low WHIP is good because it means you allow very few base runners and when you don’t allow base runners you stay away from allowing big innings. Matt Garza over his past three starts has worked six innings in each contest and has given up no more than three earned runs. Garza had one start against the Diamondbacks last season in Chase Field and the right hander allowed three earned runs and six hits over eight innings of work. The Chicago Cubs offense has struggled big time in 2012 against left handed pitching as the team pushes across just 3.3 runs per game and has a team batting average of .235 facing southpaws.
Pitching for the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon will be left hander Wade Miley as he makes his 12th start of the 2012 season. The lefty has had a very good season as he sports an ERA of just 2.30 and WHIP of 1.06. Miley has been in excellent recent form as he has allowed just one earned run in each of his past three starts. Last time out at home to Seattle Miley allowed one earned run and eight strikeouts in seven innings of work. Two starts back against a very good Texas club Miley allowed just one earned run in 7 2/3rds innings. Two starters in good recent form and a Cubs team that can’t hit lefty’s leads us to the under today at online sportsbooks.