The Chicago Cubs continue their road trip as they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday night. Below we will continue our MLB odds series with a Cubs-Diamondbacks prediction and pick. We will also let you know how to watch the game.

Merrill Kelly will get the ball for the Diamondbacks. Ben Brown will start for the Cubs.

Here are the MLB Odds, courtesy of FanDuel. 

MLB Odds: Cubs-Diamondbacks Odds

Chicago Cubs: +1.5 (-156)

Moneyline: +128

Arizona Diamondbacks: -1.5 (+130)

Moneyline: -152

Over: 9 (-106)

Under: 9 (-114)

How to Watch Cubs vs. Diamondbacks

Time: 9:40 PM ET/6:40 PM PT

TV: Marquee Sports Network, MLB TV

Stream: fuboTV (Click for free trial)

Why The Cubs Will Cover The Spread/Win

One thing Kelly does very well is get hitters to chase, and limit his walks. However, the Cubs are top-5 in the MLB in walks, and their chase percentage is under 25 percent, which is also top-5 in the MLB. They need to stay locked in at the plate against Kelly. Laying off those pitches off the edge or in the dirt is going to be crucial for the Cubs to win this game. As long as they do that, expect their hitters to continue to be tough outs.

After a rough first outing, Ben Brown has really turned it around. In his last two outings (one start) Brown has thrown 8.2 innings, allowed one run on six hits, and struck out 10. The Cubs have won both those games, as well. Brown will need to go deeper in this game as the Cubs used a good amount of relievers in the series in Seattle, but he has the ability to do so. He has been able to calm his big league jitters and be the pitcher the Cubs know he can be. If he continues that in this game, the Cubs are going to have a great chance to win.

Why The Diamondbacks Will Cover The Spread/Win

Merrill Kelly has continued to be one of the better pitchers in the MLB this season. He has made three starts, and the Diamondbacks are 2-1 in those games. However, they have had a chance to win all three games with Kelly on the bump. He has thrown at least six innings in all of his starts, and has not given up more than two runs in any of them. If he can continue this trend, the Diamondbacks are going to win this game.

The Diamondbacks still have to be at their best offensively in this game, despite how good Kelly is. The Cubs are going to put up some competitive at-bats, so it is very possible for Kelly to have a rougher outing than we are used to. Chicago will give up barrels, and in turn, hard hits. Their hard hit percentage as a pitching staff is bottom one percent in the MLB. They also allow some of the highest average exit velocity. Arizona just needs to hit their pitches over the plate and they will be successful.

Final Cubs-Diamondbacks Prediction & Pick

This will be a fun series to watch. For this game, it is becoming very hard to bet against Merrill Kelly. He is throwing the ball like a Cy Young, and I really do not expect that to change in this game. I will take the Diamondbacks to win this game straight up.

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Final Cubs-Diamondbacks Prediction & Pick: Diamondbacks ML (-152)