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The Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Chase Field.

Carlos Villanueva will be the starting pitcher for the Cubs on this day. Righthander Villanueva is 1-5 this season with a 4.45 ERA.

Villanueva's opponent in this one will be Wade Miley. The Diamondbacks lefthander has a 4.03 ERA to go along with a 6-8 record this season.

The Cubs were a 7-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors.

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

A few trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 1-3-1 SU in their last 5 games ,
Chi Cubs are 1-3-1 SU in their last 5 games ,on the road
Chi Cubs are 1-3-1 SU in their last 5 games ,when playing Arizona
Chi Cubs are 2-7-1 SU in their last 10 games ,when playing on the road against Arizona
Arizona7-2-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Arizona is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games ,

Next up:
Chi Cubs at San Francisco, Friday, July 26
Arizona home to San Diego, Friday, July 26