Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction 4/16/2024

The Chicago Cubs (10-6) travel to face off against the Arizona Diamondbacks (8-9) on Tuesday, April 16th. This game will be played at Chase Field in Phoenix and televised on MARQ. The Cubs are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Diamondbacks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Diamondbacks. First pitch is set for 9:40 ET.

Cubs vs Diamondbacks

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Chicago picked up a 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks in the most recent game of this series. The Cubs offense only had one more hit than the Diamondbacks and struck out 11 times, but still picked up the win. Heading into the game, they were at +132 on the money line.

Ben Brown started for the Cubs and went six innings while giving up just one hit and one earned run. He finished the game with four strikeouts but issued two walks. Keegan Thompson got the win out of the bullpen, and Craig Kimbrel got the save.

Merrill Kelly had a solid outing for the Diamondbacks, going five innings and giving up just one hit and one earned run. He finished the game with five strikeouts but took the loss. Bryce Jarvis got the start and went four innings, giving up two earned runs on three hits.

As the Cubs are on the road today vs. the Diamondbacks, they are riding a three-game winning streak. In the NL Central, they are a half-game behind the Pirates for the division lead and are currently in 3rd place. So far, they have yet to play a game against a division opponent.

At home, the Cubs have gone 5-1 this season, and they are just above .500 at 5-5 on the road. Chicago has been good in day games, putting together a 6-2 record. As the underdog, they are 6-6 this season compared to 4-0 as the favorite.

When the Cubs are on the road, they have been a solid bet against the run line, going 7-3 overall. They have covered the run line in three straight road games and are 8-4 against the run line as the underdog. Their average run differential in winning games is +3.8, while it drops to -4.0 in losses.

Chicago Cubs games have gone under the total in four straight contests, and the under is 8-8 in their games overall this season. The Cubs have played 16 games with an over/under line set lower than 10 runs, and the under is 8-8 in those contests.

Kyle Hendricks Gets The Start For The Cubs

Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs are on the road to take on the Diamondbacks. Hendricks has started two games this season, and he has taken the loss in both outings. In his last start, he went 5 innings and gave up 7 runs on 9 hits, but he did strike out 9 batters.

Cubs Offense Breakdown

Looking at the Cubs’ player projections for today, we have Nick Madrigal with the highest total hits projection on the team, and his total hits projection is 21st best in the league today. Cody Bellinger has the 3rd highest total hits projection on the team and his total hits projection is 27th in the league today. Christopher Morel has the highest home run projection on the team and his total home run projection is 10th best in the league today. Garrett Cooper has the 2nd highest home run projection on the team and his total home run projection is 11th in the league today.

With an overall record of 8-9, the Diamondbacks are 3rd in the NL West, two games behind the Padres and Dodgers. Arizona is coming off a series loss, dropping the series two games to one vs. the Cardinals. At home, the Diamondbacks are 6-5 this season.

Looking at Arizona’s series record, they have gone 3-2 so far and have won their last two series. As the favorite, the Diamondbacks are 7-4 straight up compared to 1-5 as the underdog this season.

Arizona has been a solid run line bet this season, going 10-7 overall. They have been especially good at home, going 7-4 on the run line. The Diamondbacks have an average run margin of 1.2 runs per game this season. They have been a better run line bet as the underdog, going 4-2 on the run line in those games.

The Diamondbacks have had a combined run average of 9.5 this season, and their over/under record is 8-9. Their average over/under line is 9 runs, and they have had 13 games with over/under lines under 10 runs. Their under streak is at three games, and their over/under record when the line is set at 10 runs is 0-0. The over/under line for today’s game against the Cubs is set at 10 runs.

Tommy Henry Gets The Start For The DiamondbacksTommy Henry and the Diamondbacks are back at home today, as they take on the Cubs. Henry has started 2 games this season, and he has gone 5 innings in each of them. In his first start, he took a loss vs. the Rockies, giving up 5 runs in 4 innings. Then, he went 5 innings vs. the Braves, allowing 2 earned runs.Diamondbacks Offense Breakdownarizona diamondbacksFor the Diamondbacks, we like Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to have a good game at the plate. His total hits projection is the best on the team and 25th best in the league today. He also has the top odds on the team to hit a home run, with the 13th best odds in the league. Ketel Marte is also a player to watch, as his home run projection is the best on the team and 13th best in the league.
Cubs vs Diamondbacks Prediction
There are a couple of ways you could look to bet on this game, but we are recommending that you take the Diamondbacks on the money line, with the payout currently at -122. Our predicted final score is 6-5 in favor of the Diamondbacks, giving us some room to take them on the money line.If you are looking for a parlay option, you could also look to take the over, as the line is sitting at 10 runs. However, we see this one finishing with just 11 runs, giving us a little bit of a cushion to take the Diamondbacks straight up.All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!* All odds are provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.Action247 does not warrant the accuracy of completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these post.

Team Opponent CombinedRuns OverUnder OverUnderOutcome
Diamondbacks Cubs 5 8.5 Under
Diamondbacks Cardinals 5 8.5 Under
Diamondbacks Cardinals 6 10.5 Under
Diamondbacks Cardinals 15 9.5 Over
Diamondbacks Rockies 8 11.0 Under
Diamondbacks Rockies 5 11.0 Under
Diamondbacks Rockies 12 10.5 Over
Diamondbacks Braves 7 9.5 Under
Diamondbacks Braves 17 9.0 Over
Diamondbacks Braves 11 9.0 Over