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Arizona Diamondbacks take on the Chicago Cubs with Odds and Betting Pick

Arizona Diamondbacks


Chicago Cubs
Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:20 PM ET
Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Arizona Diamondbacks pay a visit to Wrigley Field.

For the Chicago Cubs, Edwin Jackson gets the ball, charged with keeping the Arizona Diamondbacks hitters off the base paths. He'll face Mike Bolsinger, 0-1 on the year.

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Computer Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4-2 victory for the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago (7-13) will face the 6-18 Diamondbacks in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Arizona injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 28-ranked Chicago Cubs and the No. 29-rated Arizona Diamondbacks in this matchup.

How Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 22-ranked scoring average of 3.85 runs per game, against a Arizona Diamondbacks offense rated No. 26 and scoring 3.67 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Diamondbacks hitters have managed (8.42 per nine innings).

Chicago owns the No. 18 defense, allowing 3.85 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's No. 30-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 7-5 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at +112 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Diamondbacks enjoyed a 7-5 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Wednesday, with Wade Miley throwing 5 innings of 4-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Arizona home to Philadelphia, Friday, April 25th
Chicago at Milwaukee, Friday, April 25th