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Here's What to do With Arrieta Pitching

Jake Arrieta Cubs

Be warned if you’re thinking Jake Arrieta on the mound for the Cubs means easy money today, as Arrieta has been at his worst during day games this season… That is a poor attempt at sarcasm, as even though he’s been better at night, he still has a 5-0 record with a 2.84 ERA in six day starts.

Shark Bites
  • The Cubs have won 10 out of their last 11 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the Cubs' last 10 games at home.
  • The D-backs are 1-8 in their last nine games vs the Cubs.

If you like the Cubs enough to bet on them today, you should consider a runline wager to maximize your profits. As -300 moneyline favorites, there's no value there, but in eight of Arrieta’s nine wins, the Cubs won by at least four runs.

As the Cubs prepare to welcome the D-backs to Chicago today, the Wrigley faithful know they could be in for a treat, as Arrieta carries a 1.36 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 33 innings pitched at home into the game today. The Cubs are on a serious roll at home with wins in eight of their last nine games at Wrigley.

Patrick Corbin has the unenviable task of dueling with the Cubs’ ace today, but he’s had some strong starts outside of Arizona this season. His road ERA stands at 2.68 compared to an atrocious 7.94 at home. In two career appearances at Wrigley Field, he has a 5.14 ERA.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs bring a 39-15 record to the battle against the 24-34 Diamondbacks. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Arizona injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Chicago Cubs at No. 1 and the Arizona Diamondbacks at No. 27 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has baseball's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 8.54 hits per game. The Arizona Diamondbacks average 9.16 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the list.

Chicago owns the No. 1 defense, allowing 5.46 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's No. 27-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Diamondbacks were saddled with a loss last time out in E Escobar's start, as they lost 5-3 against Chicago on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Arizona is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Arizona's last 15 games
  • Arizona is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Arizona's last 11 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona home to Tampa Bay, Monday, June 6th
Chicago at Philadelphia, Monday, June 6th

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