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Chicago sends Ryan Dempster vs Joe Saunders in Cubs vs Diamondbacks game

Arizona DiamondbacksChicago Cubs
July 14, 1:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Odds

42-44TEAM RECORD34-52

The Chicago Cubs host Arizona on Saturday, looking to build on their 34-52 mark against the 42-44 Diamondbacks in MLB betting action at Wrigley Field.

Ryan Dempster gets the call for the Chicago Cubs and he will try to build on a 4-3 mark. In the other dugout, Joe Saunders brings a 4-5 ledger to the game for the Diamondbacks as he tries to quiet the Cubs bats.

View Arizona vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Cubs as -130 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 999 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 14 (Cubs) and the No. 12 (Diamondbacks) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Diamondbacks rank No. 6 in the National League at 8.8 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 10 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Arizona owns the National League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Arizona was an 8-1 loser on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Chicago at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Diamondbacks endured an 8-1 loss at the hands of the Cubs on Friday, with Ian Kennedy throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Diamondbacks at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Arizona is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing at home against Arizona
Chi Cubs are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
Chi Cubs are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Arizona
Chi Cubs are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games

Next up:
Arizona at Chi Cubs, Sunday, July 15

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