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The Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks will both be trying to pick up a win on Wednesday when they battle at Chase Field.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jeff Samardzija in this game. Samardzija has a 6-9 record and a 3.91 ERA this season.

The Diamondbacks will counter Samardzija with Ian Kennedy. Righthander Kennedy has a 5.29 ERA to go along with a 3-7 record this season.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 10-4 result against the Diamondbacks on July 23. Bettors who backed the Diamondbacks at -172 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Chicago: 44-54 SU
Arizona: 52-48 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

Arizona most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 15 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Arizona's last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Arizona's last 13 games
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Arizona home to Chi Cubs, Thursday, July 25