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Cubs face Arizona Diamondbacks: MLB odds preview and stats

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April 30, 8:10 PM | GrassChase Field

Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

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The visiting Cubs hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Chase Field against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Diamondbacks will turn to Ian Kennedy and his 3-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cubs send Matt Garza (0-3) to the hill.

View Chi Cubs vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-135 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 9 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 11-rated Cubs taking on the National League's No. 6-rated Diamondbacks in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arizona's No. 3-rated National League offense, averaging 5 runs per game, against a Cubs defense that ranks No. 14 in the National League at 5.4 in runs allowed per game. The Diamondbacks have averaged 8.8 hits per game so far, less than Cubs batters have averaged on the year (9.6 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 6 runs per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Diamondbacks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -102 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating Armando Galarraga and the Diamondbacks 4-2 on Friday at Chase Field.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a win are 2-8

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 1-9
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cubs at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 10 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games when playing Arizona
Chi Cubs are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing Arizona
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Arizona's last 10 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Arizona's last 12 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Arizona, Sunday, May 1

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