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MLB Game Preview - Cubs underdogs vs Diamondbacks at Chicago

Arizona DiamondbacksChicago Cubs
July 13, 2:20 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The Chicago Cubs look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Diamondbacks arrive at Wrigley Field on Friday.

Ian Kennedy gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Diamondbacks on this day; he's 6-7 on the season. The Cubs, meanwhile, will counter with Paul Maholm, who will be looking to improve on his 6-6 mark.

View Arizona vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cubs were listed as +105 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 999 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cubs, most recently No. 14 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Diamondbacks, who rate a National League No. 12 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Diamondbacks average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Chicago has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Diamondbacks own the National League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Arizona was a 7-1 winner at home against the Dodgers. Bettors on Arizona at -123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Arizona got the job done in their last match in a 7-1 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday at Chase Field behind starter Trevor Bauer.

In their last action, Chicago was a 7-0 winner on the road against the Mets. Bettors on Chicago at +149 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Cubs didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out New York 7-0 on Sunday at Citi Field.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 4-6
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Diamondbacks at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Arizona is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Arizona's last 25 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing at home against Arizona
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Arizona
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona

Next up:
Arizona at Chi Cubs, Saturday, July 14

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