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MLB BASEBALL

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs will be trying to extend a winning streak on Saturday when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field.

Ian Kennedy will be the starting pitcher for the Diamondbacks on this day. Righthander Kennedy is 2-3 this season with a 4.70 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Jeff Samardzija who starts for the Cubs. Righthander Samardzija is 3-6 with a 2.85 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -119 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Arizona has lost 2 straight games.
Chicago has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Arizona: 30-24 SU
Chicago: 23-30 SU

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

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Arizona's last 13 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arizona's last 12 games
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Arizona
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Arizona

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Arizona, Sunday, June 2