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The Chicago Cubs will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field.
Lefthander Wade Miley will take the mound for the Diamondbacks to start this game. Miley is 3-4 this season with a 4.52 ERA.
The Cubs will counter Miley with Matt Garza. Righthander Garza has a 4.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
In their last action, Arizona was a 9-5 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Texas at -141 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Chicago, they were an 8-3 winner as they battled the White Sox at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +117 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Chicago has won 4 straight games.
Arizona: 30-23 SU
Chicago: 22-30 SU
Arizona most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona's last 10 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Arizona
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games when playing at home against Arizona
Chi Cubs home to Arizona, Saturday, June 1