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Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Betting Preview

Chicago CubsArizona Diamondbacks
Sep 30, 4:10 PM | GrassChase Field

Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

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

Arizona hands the ball to starter Josh Collmenter in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-2 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Chris Rusin, who will try to quiet the fans and the Diamondbacks bats at the same time.

View Chi Cubs vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Diamondbacks as -210 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 9.5.

Power Rankings:
The Diamondbacks sit at No. 11 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cubs sit at a National League No. 14 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the National League at 4.7 runs allowed per game. The Diamondbacks have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, more than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Arizona has the National League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the National League's No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Chicago was an 8-2 loser on the road against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on Arizona at -190 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Diamondbacks, who beat them 8-2 on Saturday behind a start from Trevor Cahill at Chase Field.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Cubs at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi Cubs' last 17 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Chi Cubs are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing Arizona
Arizona is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Arizona's last 17 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Houston, Monday, October 1
Arizona home to Colorado, Monday, October 1