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

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of left hander Travis Wood in this game. Wood has a 7-8 record and a 4.96 ERA this season.

Wood's opponent in this one will be Wade Miley. The Diamondbacks left hander has a 4.18 ERA to go along with a 5-6 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Diamondbacks as -156-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game's total opened at 8.5

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Diamondbacks on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Diamondbacks at -130 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team record: 40-55
Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Chi Cubs is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games on the road

Team record: 41-56
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona's last 6 games
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Arizona is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Arizona Sunday, July 20