Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction 4/17/2024

The Chicago Cubs (10-7) travel to face off against the Arizona Diamondbacks (9-9) on Wednesday, April 17th. This game will be played at Chase Field in Phoenix and televised on MARQ. The Diamondbacks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Cubs are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Cubs. First pitch is set for 3:40 ET.

Cubs vs Diamondbacks

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It was a high-scoring game in the most recent game of this Cubs vs Diamondbacks series. Arizona went into the matchup as slight favorites at -124 and squeaked out a 12-11 win. Both teams scored one run in the first inning, and the Cubs actually outhit the Diamondbacks in the game 14 to 12.

Chicago had a huge 5th inning, scoring four of their eleven runs. As for the Diamondbacks, they had a big 3rd inning, scoring three of their twelve runs. After that, the Cubs could only muster one more run in the 7th inning, and the Diamondbacks scored the game’s final run in the 10th.

Ketel Marte had a huge game for the Diamondbacks, going 4/6 with a home run. Joc Pederson and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. each homered for Arizona’s offense. As for the Cubs, Ian Happ went 3/5 with a home run.

As the Cubs are on the road today vs. the Diamondbacks, they are in 3rd place in the NL Central. Currently, they trail the Pirates by 0.5 games for the division lead. This season, the Cubs are 10-7 and have a series record of 3-2.

Chicago has been good at home so far, putting together a record of 5-1. But on the road, they are just 5-6. The Cubs head into today’s game having won four straight games as the favorite.

When betting the run line, the Cubs have been a solid play this season, going 12-5 overall. They have been especially good on the road, where they are 8-3 against the run line. Their average run margin in winning games is +3.8, while their average run margin in losing games is -3.6.

The Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks combined for 23 runs last night, going over the 10.0 run over/under line. The Cubs have gone over the over/under line in 9 of their 17 games this season, and the over/under line has been set at 9.5 runs just once before today.

Jordan Wicks Gets The Start For The Cubs

After starting the season with a no-decision, Jordan Wicks has taken the loss in each of his last two starts. His most recent outing was a 4-inning start against the Mariners, where he gave up 4 earned runs on 5 hits. He will be on the road against the Diamondbacks.

Cubs Offense Breakdown

For the Cubs, we like Nick Madrigal to have a good game at the plate, as he has the highest hits projection on the team and the 10th best in the league today. If you’re looking for a Cubs player to hit a home run, Michael Busch has the best odds on the team and the 6th best odds in the league today. Cody Bellinger has the 2nd best hits projection on the team and the 16th best in the league, while his home run projection is 3rd on the team and 9th in the league.

With an overall record of 9-9, the Diamondbacks are in 3rd place in the NL West. Currently, they are two games behind the Padres for 2nd place in the division and four games behind the Dodgers for the division lead. Arizona has a series record of 3-2 this season.

At home, the Diamondbacks have gone 7-5, and they are just below .500 at 2-4 on the road. Arizona got their current series vs. the Cubs with a win in the series opener.

Arizona has been a profitable run line team this season, going 10-8 overall. They have been especially good at covering the run line at home, going 7-5. Their average run margin this season is +1.2 runs per game. The Diamondbacks have been a strong run line team as the favorite, going 6-6, and have a scoring margin of +2.1 runs per game at home.

Arizona’s games have averaged 10.3 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 9-9. The average over/under line in their games is 9 runs, and when the line has been set at 9.5 runs, they have a record of 2-2. So far this season, 27.8% of their games have had over/under lines set at 9.5 runs, and 50.0% of their games have had lines set below 9.5 runs. Their game against the Cubs today had an over/under line of 9.5 runs, and the game went over that line with a combined 23 runs scored.

Brandon Pfaadt Gets The Start For The Diamondbacks

Brandon Pfaadt is getting the start for the Diamondbacks today as they take on the Cubs. Pfaadt has been solid in his first two outings, picking up a win in his first start and then going 6 innings and giving up 4 earned runs in his last outing.

Diamondbacks Offense Breakdown

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If you’re looking at some player props for the Diamondbacks, we have Lourdes Gurriel Jr. as our top player in terms of total hits and home run projections for Arizona. Ketel Marte is 12th in terms of total hits projections in the league today. If you’re looking for a home run bet, Randal Grichuk is our top projected player in terms of odds to hit a home run for the Diamondbacks.


Cubs vs Diamondbacks Prediction


Our prediction for today’s Cubs vs. Diamondbacks matchup is to take the Diamondbacks on the money line at -122. We have the Diamondbacks winning this one by a score of 6-5. Given that the payout for a Diamondbacks win is -122, we think this is a great payout for a game that we have them winning.

Looking at some potential player props, we have Jordan Wicks finishing with just four strikeouts, which would have him finishing with the fourth-fewest among today’s starters. As for Brandon Pfaadt, he is projected to finish with five K’s, which would have him 14th among starters.

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