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Diamondbacks open as moneyline underdog vs Cubs

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April 29, 9:40 PM | GrassChase Field

Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

10-14TEAM RECORD11-13

The Arizona Diamondbacks battle the visiting Chicago Cubs on Friday in MLB betting action at Chase Field.

Carlos Zambrano, with a record of 2-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Cubs, while the Diamondbacks trot Armando Galarraga to the mound in this one. He is 3-1 so far in 2011.

View Chi Cubs vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Cubs listed as favorites of 105 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 10, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Diamondbacks at No. 6 in the National League and the Cubs at No. 11 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 2 in the National League at 9.7 hits per game. That compares with Arizona’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 6.4 runs per game. Arizona, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the National League at home, scoring 6.2 runs per game.

The Cubs were a 11-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Diamondbacks, who beat them 11-2 on Thursday behind a start from Barry Enright at Chase Field.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing Arizona are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 1-9
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Cubs at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Arizona's last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games
Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Arizona, Saturday, April 30

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