Jim Feist's MLB Comp Pick - Saturday
05/23 10:10 PM EST MLB (959) CHICAGO CUBS VS (960) ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
Take: Your free play for Saturday, May 23, 2015 is in baseball as the Cubs head south to play the Diamondbacks in Arizona. Chicago is 7-1-1 under the total when facing a right-handed starter. The Chicago offense is in the middle of the pack, 16th in runs scored and the under is 12-3-2 when Jake Arrieta faces a team with a losing record. Arrieta has a 2.77 ERA overall and has fanned 55 in 52 innings with only 12 walks. The under is 6-2-2 when Arrietas is on the road against a team with a losing record, plus 8-3-4 under his last 15 road starts. Arizona has a good young starter in Rubby De La Rosa (4-2), acquired from Boston in the offseason. Young Rubby has 47 Ks in 53 innings with only 12 walks. The team ius 3-0 his last three starts, off a complete game win at Miami allowing 6 hits, 2 runs. He kept his pitch count below 100 despite pitching nine innings and the hard throwing righty has been hot his last three starts, allowing just six runs in 23 innings. The under is 4-1 in the Diamondbacks last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. Play Chicago/Arizona under the total.
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