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Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Arizona and Chicago on Monday, with the host Diamondbacks trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
Chicago puts its faith in starter Matt Garza to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-1. Getting the ball for the Diamondbacks is Tyler Skaggs, who owns a 2-1 record on the season with a 4.03 ERA.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Diamondbacks as -128 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The Diamondbacks sit at No. 6 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cubs sit at a National League No. 8 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Arizona's National League No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.1 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 7 and scoring 4.1 runs per game in the league. The Diamondbacks have averaged 8.8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Arizona has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Rockies on July 21. Bettors who backed the Rockies at -158 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Rockies, who beat them 4-3 on Sunday behind a start from Tyler Chatwood at Coors Field.
In their last action, Arizona was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Giants. Bettors on Arizona at +152 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Arizona looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Giants, a 3-1 final on Sunday in support of Randall Delgado at AT&T Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 0-10
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 2-8
After a loss are 8-2
Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few Cubs at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi Cubs' last 18 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Arizona's last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arizona's last 11 games
Arizona is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
Chi Cubs at Arizona, Tuesday, July 23