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Cubs visit Arizona Diamondbacks in MLB clash

Chicago CubsArizona Diamondbacks
June 22, 9:40 PM | GrassChase Field

Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Odds

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

The match puts starter Jeff Samardzija for the Cubs on the hill facing Joe Saunders for the Diamondbacks. Samardzija brings a 5-5 mark to the game, while Saunders is 4-5 to date on the season.

View Chi Cubs vs Arizona Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Diamondbacks as -160 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 9.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 10-ranked Diamondbacks and the National League No. 15-rated Cubs in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arizona's No. 6 ranked National League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 in the National League at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The Diamondbacks have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, more than the Cubs have managed so far this season (8.3 hits on average).

Arizona owns the National League's No. 8 defense, allowing 4.2 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 12-rated defense.

The Cubs were a 7-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the White Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -178 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Gavin Floyd in a losing cause, 7-0, against Chicago on Wednesday.

In their last action, Arizona was a 14-10 winner at home against the Mariners. Bettors on Arizona at -170 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (24) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Arizona looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Mariners, a 14-10 final on Wednesday in support of Trevor Cahill at Chase Field.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Arizona are 6-4
After playing Chi White Sox are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 1-9
After playing Seattle are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Cubs at Diamondbacks trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 10-3 SU in their last 13 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games when playing on the road against Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Chi Cubs' last 22 games when playing Arizona
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Arizona's last 12 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Arizona's last 22 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Arizona, Saturday, June 23