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Moneyline Favors Chicago Cubs in MLB Battle with Arizona Diamondbacks

The Chicago Cubs pay a visit to Arizona on Friday, hoping to shut down the Diamondbacks bats in baseball betting action at Chase Field.

The match puts starter Jon Lester for the Chicago Cubs on the hill facing Josh Collmenter for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lester brings a 4-2 mark to the game, while Collmenter is 3-5 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Arizona Diamondbacks were listed as 121 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8-4.4 victory for the Diamondbacks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Arizona Diamondbacks bring a 19-21 record to the battle against the 23-17 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Arizona vs Chicago injuries news.

The Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs odds would favor the Diamondbacks if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Arizona is rated No. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Chicago is at No. 17.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Arizona Diamondbacks No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.72 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs offense rated No. 16 and scoring 4.22 runs per game. The Diamondbacks have averaged 9.52 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cubs hitters have managed (8.35 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 25-rated road mark, allowing 4.89 runs per game on the highway. Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs didn't allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out San Diego 3-0 on Thursday at PETCO Park.

The Diamondbacks grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mat Latos and the Marlins 7-6 on Thursday at Marlins Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Arizona
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing Arizona
  • Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
  • Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Arizona's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Arizona, Saturday, May 23rd