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The fans at Chase Field will be treated to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks when they take their seats on Friday.

The Cubs will trot Edwin Jackson out to the mound in this one. Right hander Jackson has a 5-10 record and a 5.64 ERA this season.

The Diamondbacks will counter Jackson with Trevor Cahill. Right hander Cahill has a 5.66 ERA to go along with a 1-6 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Diamondbacks as -130-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game's total opened at 8.5

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 8-4 loser as they battled the Giants on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Giants at -184 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Chicago was a 10-7 loser in its last match at home against the Braves. They lost as +146 underdogs, while the total score of 17 made winners of OVER bettors.

Team record: 40-54
Chi Cubs is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games on the road

Team record: 40-56
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Arizona's last 10 games at home
Arizona is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Arizona Saturday, July 19