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Chicago CubsArizona Diamondbacks
Sep 28, 9:40 PM | GrassChase Field

Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

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

Ian Kennedy gets the call for the Arizona Diamondbacks and he will try to build on a 14-11 mark. In the other dugout, Travis Wood brings a 6-12 ledger to the game for the Cubs as he tries to quiet the Diamondbacks bats.

View Chi Cubs vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Arizona sat as -210 favorites. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 11-rated Diamondbacks and the league No. 14-ranked Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 15 in the National League at 8.1 hits per game. That compares with Arizona’s No. 7 ranking in that category.

Arizona owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 14-rated defense.

The Cubs were a 7-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rockies. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at -149 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-5 to Colorado on Thursday at Coors Field.

The Diamondbacks were a 7-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Giants. That made winners of bettors who got San Francisco at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Arizona looks to rebound from a loss to the Giants, who beat them 7-3 on Thursday behind a start from Barry Zito at AT&T Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

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

A few Cubs at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Arizona is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Arizona, Saturday, September 29

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