Diamondbacks vs. Cubs Thursday Pick
The Chicago Cubs will attempt to earn a split against the Arizona Diamondbacks when the clubs wrap up their four-game series at 2:20 p.m. ET on Thursday. Like Wednesday's contest, will today's matchup also be low-scoring?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Thursday, July 26, 2018
2:20 p.m. ET, Wrigley Field
TV: ARI (FSAZ); CHC (CSNC)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Cubs as a -110 favorite. As of this writing, 51% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cubs to beat the Diamondbacks on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Diamondbacks' Godley roughed up by Rockies in no-decision
Zack Godley surrendered four runs (three earned) on five hits over five-plus innings while taking a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Rockies. A disappointing game from both starters in this one, as neither Godley nor opposite number Kyle Freeland managed to record an out in the sixth inning. Godley was gifted a 3-0 lead after four innings, to boot. Not the best of looks, here. He finished his evening having struck out six and walked four. Up next as he tries to tighten up his game for the second half, a road date with the Cubs. Godley will bring a 4.65 ERA and 1.54 WHIP (110 1/3 innings) into that one. He had not allowed more than one run in any of his previous three outings prior to being touched up on Saturday.
Cubs' Chatwood works around six walks in win vs. Cardinals
Tyler Chatwood managed to earn his fourth victory of the season on Saturday, despite issuing six walks over 5 1/3 innings against the Cardinals. To Chatwood's credit, he allowed just one hit in the contest, a solo homer to Matt Carpenter in the third inning. He also struck out a pair. The right-hander now sits at 4-5 on the season with a 4.84 ERA and sky-high 1.75 WHIP. Fantasy owners should continue to avoid Chatwood for Thursday's matchup against the Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field.
MLB Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks are 4-1 in their last five games against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
The Cubs are 4-0 in Chatwood's last four starts.
The under is 4-0-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and has cashed in four of the last five meetings in Chicago. The under is also 45-19-2 in Mike Estabrook's last 66 games behind home plate, is 12-3-1 in the Diamondbacks' last 16 road games and has hit in seven of the Cubs' last 10 games when they're playing the fourth game of a series.
The Pick: Diamondbacks/Cubs under