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Chicago favored by -129 against Arizona on Saturday

Arizona DiamondbacksChicago Cubs
June 1, 7:15 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Arizona duelling Chicago on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Ian Kennedy, with a record of 2-3 on the season, gets the ball for the Diamondbacks, while the Cubs trot Jeff Samardzija to the mound in this one. He is 3-6 so far in 2013.

View Arizona vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cubs in this matchup found them as -129 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 9.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 4-rated Diamondbacks taking on the National League's No. 7-rated Cubs in this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Diamondbacks rank No. 4 in the National League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 7 ranking in that category.

Chicago owns the National League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Arizona's National League No. 5-rated defense.

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. Arizona didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 7-2 to Chicago on Friday at Wrigley Field.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
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 Cubs Trends:
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 Diamondbacks at Cubs 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:
Arizona at Chi Cubs, Sunday, June 2